Loose Cannon's Hall Of Fame:
Donald Tosh

Donald Tosh during the recording of an interview for Loose Cannon in 2000.


Donald Tosh during his time at the BBC in the 1960s.

Donald Tosh began his career in the theatre but later joined Granada TV where, amongst many other projects, he developed the format for a new regular soap drama which was eventually to become Coronation Street.

After six years he moved to the BBC and found himself working as story editor on Compact. After eighteen months he transferred to become story editor on Doctor Who from The Time Meddler to The Massacre of St. Bartholomew's Eve. He is also credited as co-writer of The Massacre. Donald found that he did rather more that just editing some of the scripts, he virtually wrote the first half of The Daleks' Master Plan and completely re-wrote The Massacre.

He left the TV industry in the mid-seventies and went on to work for English Heritage. He became Head Custodian of Sherborne Old Castle, Dorset and St Mawes in Cornwall. He now lives with his family in a remote village in Suffolk and is currently writing a play for the local school.

Donald Tosh was interviewed in DWM issues 191 and 192.

Donald Tosh is interviewed for:
LC16 The Massacre of St Bartholomew's Eve

Donald Tosh was script editor of Dr Who from the Time Meddler to the The Massacre (1965-1966).

Donald Tosh script edited many classic TV programmes during the 1960's.

Donald Tosh was head custodian of Sherbourne Old Castle, Dorset and St Mawes Castle, Cornwall during the 1980s.

To see other celebrities in our Hall of Fame select a name from below:
Colin Baker
Peter Barkworth
Sonny Caldinez
George A. Cooper
Edward de Souza
Mark Eden
Michael Elwyn
Ian Fairbairn
Carole Ann Ford
Joseph Furst
Donald Gee
Julian Glover
Barry Jackson
George Layton
Terence Lodge
Jean Marsh
Sylvester McCoy
Mary Peach
Peter Purves
Roy Spencer
Kevin Stoney
Donald Tosh
David Weston
Frances White
Anneke Wills
Jeremy Young