For five decades, the name Verity Lambert appeared on the end
credits of many of Britain’s most celebrated and talked about
television dramas, among them Adam Adamant Lives!, Budgie, The Naked
Civil Servant, Minder, Edward and Mrs Simpson, Eldorado, G.B.H. and
She was the very first producer of Doctor Who, which she nurtured
through its formative years at a time when there were few women in
positions of power in the television industry. Later, she worked within
the troubled British film business and became a pioneering independent
producer, founding her own highly-successful company, Cinema Verity.
Within her profession, she was hugely respected as an intensely
driven, sometimes formidable but always stylish exponent of her craft,
with the stamina and ability to combine quantity with quality. Many of
her productions have had a lasting cultural and emotional impact on
their audiences and continue to be enjoyed to this day.
But who was the woman behind all these television triumphs and what was the price she paid to achieve them?
Combining painstaking research and interviews with many of Lambert’s
closest friends and colleagues, Drama and Delight will capture the
energy and spirit of this remarkable woman and explore her phenomenal
and lasting legacy.
Softcover: 380 pages in black and white, plus 28-page photo insert in black and white and color.