To celebrate what would’ve been Jon Pertwee’s 100th birthday this weekend, the official Doctor Who channel has released a lovely interview between Matthew Sweet and Sean Pertwee, Jon’s son, who’s perhaps better known beyond his connection with his father as Gotham’s occasionally-child-hitting take on Alfred the Butler.
The chat is full of wonderful little reminisces of not just what Pertwee’s action-packed, car-and-Venusian-akido-loving Doctor was about, but Pertwee the man himself. But Sean Pertwee also offers, out of nowhere, some spectacularly gross insight about one of the monsters in the Third Doctor’s most famous stories: the giant Maggots of “The Green Death,” which was Katy Manning’s final regular appearance as the Third Doctor’s second companion Jo Grant.
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