Myth Maker: The Lost Legacy of Donald Cotton
Podcast: Myth Maker: The Lost Legacy of Donald Cotton
Host: Lucas Testro
Category: TV & Movies
Sub-Category: Documentary, Film & TV History
First Episode: 2023
The acclaimed 3-part audio documentary revealing the never-before-told story of one of Doctor Who’s most idiosyncratic, mysterious writers, Donald Cotton. Donald Cotton’s Doctor Who stories were witty, wickedly unconventional and wildly divisive. But who was the man behind these genre-twisting tales? When filmmaker and Doctor Who fan Lucas Testro tries to find out, he finds himself in a very different story than he ever expected. A story of broken family, drunken debauchery, dreams and heartbreak, and a talented, troubled man whose creative triumphs came from an all too human pain. These 3 x 45 minute episodes feature interviews with Donald’s friends, family and former collaborators; Doctor Who luminaries like Toby Hadoke and former Target Books editor Nigel Robinson; and recreated excerpts from Donald Cotton’s theatre comedy sketches and radio plays, based on newly discovered archival material.