Doctor Who Daleks director Christopher Barry dies

One of the all time great Doctor Who directors Christopher Barry is dead at 88

William Hartnell meets the Daleks for the first time in 1963's The Daleks
William Hartnell meets the Daleks for the first time in 1963’s The Daleks

We’re sad to report that according to Digital Spy, one of the all time great Doctor Who directors, Christopher Barry, died today – 10 February 2014 – following a fall. He was aged 88.

Barry’s work spans two decades and four Doctors, including the iconic first appearance of the Daleks in ‘The Daleks’, Patrick Troughton’s lost first story ‘The Power Of the Daleks’, Jon Pertwee’s quotable ‘The Daemons’, and Tom Baker’s superlative ‘The Brain Of Morbius’.

Christopher Barry
The late Christopher Barry

Outside of Doctor Who, Barry’s other sci-fi credits include The Tripods, MoonBase 3 and anthology series Out Of The Unknown.

Barry’s contributions to the evolution of Doctor Who are unimpeachable, bringing a motion picture scale and a sense of grandeur to often simple setups.

He will be missed.