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Paddy Russell

4 July 1928 to 2 November 2017

A British director who became the first female floor manager at the BBC working alongside director Rudolph Cartier, Russell was best known for herself directing renowned Doctor Who (1966-1977) adventures starring William Hartnell, Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker. Her other credits included Z Cars (1967-1976) and Emmerdale Farm (1976-1980).

Read Paddy Russell's Guardian obituary here.