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Lambert to receive WFTV prize

Producer to get lifetime achievement award

LONDON — Verity Lambert, producer of the first “Doctor Who” TV series, will receive the Working Title Films lifetime achievement award at the Five Women in Film and Television Awards, which are dished out over lunch at London’s Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, on Dec. 7.

In 1963, Lambert became the youngest and only female producer at the BBC and launched “Doctor Who” and “Shoulder to Shoulder,” a series on the Suffragettes.

Later, at Thames Television, Lambert commissioned John Hurt starrer “The Naked Civil Servant.”

In 1982, she moved into film production and in 1985 formed indie production company Cinema Verity.

“Verity’s programs have consistently been voted among the greatest of the television era. She has conspicuously promoted women on both sides of the camera, and has been at the top of her profession for more than 40 years. Verity is an inspiration for us all,” said Sophie Balhetchet, chair of Women in Film and Television.

Lambert has previously received two WFTV awards — the business award in 1991 and the contribution of the medium prize in 1997.

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