Q/A Mark Ayres

We're asking, they're answering.



Mark Ayres, Doctor Who composer


What are the best and worst things about Doctor Who fandom?

Doctor Who fans.


Should they make a big-screen Who movie?

No. It's a TV series.


Either all of Doctor Who ever or the entire panda species - which gets the bullet?

Doctor Who, sorry. I like Pandas, and we can always make more Doctor Who. Or find bits of it in cupboards.


Which Doctor would/wouldn't you like to be trapped in a lift with and why?

I have shared lifts with at least four Doctors. Not sure that being trapped in one is my ideal way to spend an afternoon, but I'd have a lot to talk about with either Colin or Sylvester. Though Jon would have had us build a parachute to escape up the shaft...


Have you ever watched The Web Planet twice?

More than twice. Many more than twice. When restoring Doctor Who episodes I watch them over and over, and over again. It's a curse, I tell you.


Describe Matthew Waterhouse in three words.

Never met him.


Has a Doctor Who story ever made you cry?

Yes. The end of The Hand of Fear still gets me. And another one, which I won't name; but the reasons were many.


Why is Doctor Who better than Star Trek or Star Wars?

Barry Letts.


Who is the sexiest Doctor Who producer?

Verity Lambert. Or my wife (my wife is not a TV producer, and has never produced Doctor Who, but if she ever was, and did, she would be).


Complete this sentence: Daleks are brilliant because...

...they aren't Nimon. (And they were even more brilliant before they interbred with Teletubbies).


Have you deliberately been to a Doctor Who location?

Yes. When working on Doctor Who. Or Myth Makers. Or 30 Years in the TARDIS.


Have you ever thought about Doctor Who during sexual intercourse?

Grief, no. Oh, wow... no. No...


What evidence is there in your home that you like Doctor Who?

My home itself. And the posters, the books, scripts, DVDs, videos, CDs, master tapes, framed artwork, Dalek bubble bath...


Give us a hint of the most scandalous behind the scenes Doctor Who gossip you know.

Well, there was that time.. oops, sorry, work calls.


Mark Ayres, 22, is a composer and lead singer of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. You can hear his stellar audio restorations of Classic Who on a multitude of 2Entertain DVD releases.



Q/A: Mark Ayres
blog comments powered by Disqus
Daring Pairings - Mark Ayres and Pete Doherty Class of Who - An 8 year old girl's journey into classic Who
Follow us on Twitter
Find us on Facebook


Q/A Eddie Robson
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly - Doctor Who Fanfilms
Q/A Andy X Cable
The Almost Doctors - The Doctors that might have been
The 23 Most Annoying things about Doctor Who
10 TV pilots that never reached the screen
The Doctor Who Spin_Offs that never were