#FollowFriday: Chris Chapman, Producer

After a week off (with so much Power of the Daleks news to cram in!), #FollowFriday is back. Who groaned?! This is the DWC’s mostly-weekly-but-not-always chance to turn to Twitter and tell readers to follow Doctor Who-related guys and gals.

As it’s Animation Week at The Doctor Who Companion, this week’s #FF is Chris Chapman!

Chris started off as a Junior Researcher at Granada Factual North, and was soon promoted to Researcher. This formed a strong background for becoming a producer-director for Dene Films; there, he started working on numerous documentaries for the Classic Doctor Who DVD range, and carried on this great work after going freelance. Between 2009 and 2014, he produced popular special features for the series, including My Grandfather, the Doctor (an interview with Jessica Carney, granddaughter of William Hartnell), Looking for Peter (Toby Hadoke’s journey to discover more about Peter R. Newman, writer of The Sensorites), and the award-winning Who Peter, investigating the connections between Doctor Who and Blue Peter.

Chapman’s also produced the animated reconstructions of two episodes of The Ice Warriors, as well as documentaries for animated releases like Lunar Landing (for The Moonbase) and Don’t Lose Your Head for The Reign of Terror. Appropriately, he gives his opinion on the new Power of the Daleks animation on Twitter:

He’s also recently written a story for Big Finish, presented in last month’s The Memory Bank And Other Stories.

Expect lots of Doctor Who goodness from his feed!

Follow Chris @ChrisChapman81.