Obituary: Victor Pemberton

Actor and writer Victor Pemberton (b.1931) died on August 13. Pemberton appeared in the Doctor Who serial “The Moonbase” opposite Patrick Troughton. He was later brought on board as a script editor during “The Tomb of the Cybermen.” Pemberton wrote several episodes and introduced the “sonic screwdriver” in his script for “Fury from the Deep,” which also wrote out Victoria, one of the Doctor’s companions (actress Deborah Watling, who played Victoria, died last month). In addition to his work on Soctor Who, he also wrote Timeslipe, Tales from the Thousand and One Nights, and the UK adaptation Fraggle Rock.