Victor Pemberton, who was living in Costa Blanca Spain, passed away peacefully in his sleep this morning, he was aged 85. This news is from Sammy Kruz in Benidorm via Facebook.
Victor’s involvement with Doctor Who started in 1967 when Producer Peter Bryant asked him to join the team as Assistant Script Editor. He also appeared in the show as Scientist Jules Faure in the Cyberman story The Moonbase. He later went on to become the actual Script Editor and also wrote the Fury From the Deep story. It was in that story that the sonic screwdriver first was used by the Doctor.
From 1983 Victor also worked on the UK version of Henson Organisation’s Fraggle Rock. This was first with Producer Duncan Kenworthy and later as Producer himself. I was privileged to met him, through a friend. One of the times I saw him was when we got invited to the end of show Fraggle Rock party. He was a most warm and welcoming person so it is particularly sad to report todays news.
He worked on many other shows which you can read about on his website.
His long time friend Sri Lankan-born British actor David Spenser had died in 2013 but Victor continued to enjoy life in Spain. About a year ago he even drove himself across central Europe, through Denmark to the Arctic region of Norway raising more than £4,000 for the charity Help for Heros.