Monday, June 02, 2014

The Time Warrior

The Doctor (Jon Pertwee), Sarah Jane Smith
(Elisabeth Sladen) and Linx (Kevin Lindsay)
enjoy a behind-the-scenes chat
Four episodes (Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four)
First broadcast Dec 15 1973 to Jan 5 1974
Average audience for serial: 8.23m

CAST

Jon Pertwee (The Doctor) Jul 7 1919 to May 20 1996 (heart attack)
Doctor Who credits
Played: The Doctor in Spearhead from Space, Doctor Who and the Silurians, The Ambassadors of Death, Inferno, Terror of the Autons, The Mind of Evil, The Claws of Axos, Colony in Space, The Daemons, Day of the Daleks, The Curse of Peladon, The Sea Devils, The Mutants, The Time Monster, The Three Doctors, Carnival of Monsters, Frontier in Space, Planet of the Daleks, The Green Death, The Time Warrior, Invasion of the Dinosaurs, Death to the Daleks, The Monster of Peladon, Planet of the Spiders (1970-74). Return appearances in The Five Doctors (1983), Dimensions in Time (1993).
Jon also played the Doctor in two BBC radio plays - The Paradise of Death (1993) and The Ghosts of N-Space (1996)
Career highlights
Jon made his acting debut in an uncredited role in A Yank at Oxford (1938), and then took roles in The Four Just Men (1939), Toad of Toad Hall (1946), Murder at the Windmill (1949, in which his surname was mis-spelt as Pertwer), Helter Skelter (1949), Will Any Gentleman...? (1953), Ivanhoe (1958), Just Joe (1960), Nearly a Nasty Accident (1961), four Carry On films (1964-92), Ollie and Fred's Five O'Clock Show (1965), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966), The Jon Pertwee Show (1966), Beggar My Neighbour (1967), The Avengers (1967, ironically as a Brigadier), The House That Dripped Blood (1971), Whodunnit! (1974-78), The Goodies (1975), One of Our Dinosaurs is Missing (1975), Adventures of a Private Eye (1977), Wombling Free (1977), The Water Babies (1978), The Curious Case of Santa Claus (1982), The Boys in Blue (1982), Virtual Murder (1992) and Young Indiana Jones and the Attack of the Hawkmen (1995). Aside from Doctor Who, he was most famous for playing scatty scarecrow Worzel Gummidge (1979-81 and 1987-89), voicing Spotty in the SuperTed cartoons (1982-84 & 1989), playing Chief Petty Officer Pertwee (among others) in the radio series The Navy Lark (1959-77) and hosting TV murder mystery series Whodunnit (1972-78). Jon also appeared in a number of Doctor Who spin-off videos, including The Airzone Solution (1993) and The Zero Imperative (1994).
Facts
Born John Devon Roland Pertwee (the anglicised version of the real family name of Perthuis de Laillevault), he was the son of scriptwriter Roland Pertwee, brother of writer Michael Pertwee, and cousin to actor Bill Pertwee (best known for his role in the sitcom Dad's Army). His children are actress Dariel Pertwee and actor Sean Pertwee, and he was married to actress (and Doctor Who luminary) Jean Marsh between 1955-60. During World War Two he served in the Navy aboard HMS Hood, and luckily managed to return to shore shortly before it was sunk by the Bismarck. According to his biography Moon Boots and Dinner Suits, as a young boy he played with the son of the gamekeeper on the family estate. The gamekeeper was A A Milne, and his son was Christopher, the inspiration for Milne's later tales of Christopher Robin and Winnie the Pooh. Jon was a founder member of The Waistcoat Club (of which he owned more than 300, some dating back hundreds of years to King George III), set up to counter the drabness of men's dress (film Doctor Peter Cushing was also a member). Jon's godfather was the actor Henry Ainley, father to Anthony, who would play the Master in Doctor Who in the 1980s. Jon's musical efforts should also be remembered, including his 1972 vocal version of the Doctor Who theme, Who is the Doctor?, and his 1980 Top 40 single Worzel's Song. Following instructions in his will, Jon was cremated with an effigy of Worzel Gummidge attached to his casket. The British premiere of the 1996 Doctor Who TV movie was dedicated to Jon Pertwee, as it was broadcast just seven days after his death.

Elisabeth Sladen (Sarah Jane Smith) Feb 1 1946 to Apr 19 2011 (pancreatic cancer)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Sarah Jane Smith in The Time Warrior (1973-74), Invasion of the Dinosaurs (1974), Death to the Daleks (1974), The Monster of Peladon (1974), Planet of the Spiders (1974), Robot (1974-75), The Ark in Space (1975), The Sontaran Experiment (1975), Genesis of the Daleks (1975), Revenge of the Cybermen (1975), Terror of the Zygons (1975), Planet of Evil (1975), Pyramids of Mars (1975), The Android Invasion (1975), The Brain of Morbius (1976), The Seeds of Doom (1976), The Masque of Mandragora (1976), The Hand of Fear (1976), K9 & Company (1981), The Five Doctors (1983), Dimensions in Time (1993), School Reunion (2006), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Invasion of the Bane (2007), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Revenge of the Slitheen (2007), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Eye of the Gorgon (2007), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Warriors of Kudlak (2007), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane? (2007), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Lost Boy (2007), The Stolen Earth/ Journey's End (2008), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Last Sontaran (2008), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Day of the Clown (2008), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Secrets of the Stars (2008), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Mark of the Berserker (2008), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith (2008), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Enemy of the Bane (2008), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Prisoner of the Judoon (2009), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Mad Woman in the Attic (2009), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith (2009), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Eternity Trap (2009), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Mona Lisa's Revenge (2009), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Gift (2009), The End of Time Part Two (2010), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Nightmare Man (2010), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Vault of Secrets (2010), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Death of the Doctor (2010), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Empty Planet (2010), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Lost in Time (2010), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Goodbye, Sarah Jane Smith (2010), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Sky (2011), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Curse of Clyde Langer (2011), The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Man Who Never Was (2011).
Elisabeth also played Sarah in the 1975 audio story Doctor Who and the Pescatons, two BBC Radio stories - The Paradise of Death (1993) and The Ghosts of N-Space (1996) - and the fan video production Downtime (1995), as well as reprising the role for various Big Finish audio plays.
Career highlights
Elisabeth's earliest (uncredited) role was in Ferry Cross the Mersey (1965), then Coronation Street (1970), Z Cars (1971/72), Doomwatch (1972), Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (1973), Hickory House (1973), Merry-Go-Round (1977), Send in the Girls (1978), Take My Wife (1979), Silver Dream Racer (1980), In Loving Memory (1980), Name for the Day (1980), Gulliver in Lilliput (1982), Dempsey and Makepeace (1985), Alice in Wonderland (1986), The Bill (1989), Men of the World (1994), Peak Practice (1996) and Faith in the Future (1996).
Facts
She was married to actor Brian Miller, also a Doctor Who alumni. Elisabeth appeared alongside seven of the TV Doctors (Doctors 1-5 either during her own era or in The Five Doctors, plus the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors in either 21st century Doctor Who or her own spin-off series). The Impossible Astronaut (2011) was dedicated to Elisabeth on its transmission, while a special programme entitled My Sarah Jane: A Tribute to Elisabeth Sladen aired on Children's BBC. BBC4 also repeated The Hand of Fear (1976) as a tribute.

Nicholas Courtney (Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart) Dec 16 1929 to Feb 22 2011 (cancer)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Bret Vyon in The Daleks' Master Plan (1965-66)
Played: Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart in The Web of Fear (then ranked as Colonel, 1968), The Invasion (1968), Spearhead from Space (1970), Doctor Who and the Silurians (1970), The Ambassadors of Death (1970), Inferno (1970), Terror of the Autons (1971), The Mind of Evil (1971), The Claws of Axos (1971), Colony in Space (1971), The Daemons (1971), Day of the Daleks (1972), The Time Monster (1972), The Three Doctors (1972-73), The Green Death (1973), The Time Warrior (1973-74), Invasion of the Dinosaurs (1974), Planet of the Spiders (1974), Robot (1974-75), Terror of the Zygons (1975), Mawdryn Undead (1983), The Five Doctors (1983), Battlefield (1989), Dimensions in Time (1993), The Sarah Jane Adventures: Enemy of the Bane (2008)
Played: Brigade Leader Lethbridge Stewart in Inferno (1970)
Played: Tourist in Silver Nemesis (1988, uncredited)
Career highlights
His TV career began in Escape (1957), followed by roles in Looking About (1962), The Avengers (1962/67), The Indian Tales of Rudyard Kipling (1964), The Saint (1965), The Champions (1968), Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) (1969), Jason King (1971), The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (1973), Shelley (1980), Then Churchill Said To Me (1982), Minder (1984), Yes, Prime Minister (1987), Only Fools and Horses (1988), Bullseye! (1990), French Fields (1990-91), Satellite City (1996), Doctors (2005), The Bill (2007) and Incendiary (2008).
Facts
Egypt born Nicholas also reprised the role of the Brigadier in the fan-made video production Downtime (1995), an episode of Harry Hill (2000) and a handful of Big Finish audio adventures. Nicholas acted alongside seven of the TV Doctors in the series, and on audio with Eighth Doctor Paul McGann. Nicholas was one of only two actors to have appeared in Doctor Who as the same character in its first three decades (1960s, 70s and 80s, along with Patrick Troughton). He also appeared in Dimensions in Time in the 1990s, and spin-off The Sarah Jane Adventures in the 2000s - thus beating Troughton!

Kevin Lindsay (Linx) Apr 17 1924 to Apr 26 1975 (heart attack)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Linx in The Time Warrior (1973-74)
Played: Cho-je in Planet of the Spiders (1974)
Played: Styre in The Sontaran Experiment (1975)
Played: The Marshal in The Sontaran Experiment (1975)
Career highlights
Australian Kevin's earliest credit was in One Got Fat (1963), followed by roles in Love Story (1966), Mr Rose (1968), Paul Temple (1969), War and Peace (1972) and Eleanor (1974). Kevin died of a long-standing heart condition nine days after his 51st birthday, and less than two months after his appearance as Styre in Doctor Who.

Donald Pelmear (Professor Rubeish) Born 1924
Career highlights
Donald debuted in The World of Tim Frazer (1960), followed by roles in Ransom for a Pretty Girl (1966), Special Branch (1969), Van der Valk (1973), The Fortunes of Nigel (1974), The Day of the Triffids (1981), Little Dorrit (1988), Paul Merton: The Series (1991), McCallum (1998), Elizabeth (1998), Lock, Stock... (2000), Strange (2003), Little Britain (2004) and Hotel Babylon (2006).
In 2016 Toby Hadoke released his Who's Round interview with Donald here.

David Daker (Irongron) Born Sep 29 1935
Doctor Who credits
Played: Irongron in The Time Warrior (1973-74)
Played: Rigg in Nightmare of Eden (1979)
Career highlights
David's first credit was in Detective (1964), after which his prolific career took in King of the River (1966), Parkin's Patch (1970), Trial (1971), Villains (1972), Hadleigh (1973), The Black Windmill (1974), Stardust (1974), Daft as a Brush (1975), Aces High (1976), Porridge (1977), Rising Damp (1977), Holocaust (1978), Two People (1979), Time Bandits (1981), Britannia Hospital (1982), Only Fools and Horses (1982), Give Us a Break (1983), Hallelujah! (1983-84), The Woman in Black (1989), I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle (1990), The Vet (1996), Dangerfield (1997), Hearts and Bones (2001), The Last Detective (2004) and Holby City (2004/09). David has also enjoyed a number of running roles, as PC Culshaw in Z Cars (1967-68), Captain Spiker in Dick Turpin (1979-82), Gordon Lewis in Coronation Street (1981-85), Ben Campbell in Crown Prosecutor (1995) and Harry Crawford in Boon (1986-95).

John J Carney (Bloodaxe) Aug 25 1940 to Feb 24 1995 (cancer)
Career highlights
Debuting in Cul de sac (1960), John's other work includes Honey Lane (1968-69), The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968), The Root of All Evil? (1968), Hamlet (1969), Z Cars (1971), A Clockwork Orange (1971), Tightrope (1972), Thick as Thieves (1974), The Sweeney (1978), The Ravelled Thread (1980), Blake's 7 (1980), Shogun (1980), Hawk the Slayer (1980), The Shooting Party (1985) and Displaced Person (1985).
Facts
John had to retire from acting in 1985, aged 45, due to "a serious illness".

June Brown (Eleanor) Born Feb 16 1927
Career highlights
June is best known for her role as Dot Cotton/ Branning in over 1,600 episodes of BBC soap EastEnders since 1985 (she won a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2005 UK Soap Awards), but other work includes It Started in Paradise (1952), The Rough and Ready Lot (1959), Teletale (1963), Inadmissible Evidence (1968), Doomwatch (1970), Coronation Street (1970-71), Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971), Psychomania (1973), Marked Personal (1974), South Riding (1974), Couples (1976), Survivors (1977), The Duchess of Duke Street (1976-77), Murder By Decree (1979), Nijinsky (1980), Lace (1984), Now and Then (1983-84), Minder (1984), Oliver Twist (1985), Bean (1997), Ain't Misbehavin' (1997), Gormenghast (2000), Margery and Gladys (2003) and Heading Out (2013).
Facts
June - awarded an MBE in 2008 - was married to actor John Garley between 1950-57; he suffered from depression and gassed himself to death in 1957. June's second husband was actor Robert Arnold, who died with dementia in 2003. June's private life has been a catalogue of tragedy in this way - her baby brother died of pneumonia aged just 15 days in 1932; her elder sister Marise died in 1934 of meningitis; her second daughter Chloe (born 28 weeks premature) died aged 16 days in 1960. June is related to 18th century Dutch bare knuckle boxer Isaac Bitton, best remembered for a fight which lasted 74 rounds on Wimbledon Common, London!

Alan Rowe (Edward of Wessex) Dec 14 1926 to Oct 21 2000
Doctor Who credits
Played: Voice from Space Control in The Moonbase (1967)
Played: Dr Evans in The Moonbase (1967)
Played: Edward of Wessex in The Time Warrior (1973-74)
Played: Skinsale in Horror of Fang Rock (1977)
Played: Garif in Full Circle (1980)
Career highlights
New Zealander Alan's career began with You Never Can Tell (1955), then Sword of Freedom (1957) An Age of Kings (1960), Maigret (1963), The Forsyte Saga (1967), The First Churchills (1969), Heil Caesar! (1973), The XYY Man (1976), Crown Court (1975-79, as Justice Quinlan), Number 10 (1983), Morgan's Boy (1984), Lovejoy (1986), The Manageress (1989-90), Forever Green (1989-92) and Wycliffe (1997).
Facts
He was the long-term partner of actor Geoffrey Bayldon, who appeared in Doctor Who: The Creature from the Pit (1979).

Jeremy Bulloch (Hal) Born Feb 16 1945
Doctor Who credits
Played: Tor in The Space Museum (1965)
Played: Hal in The Time Warrior (1973-74)
Career highlights
Jeremy has enjoyed a long and varied career, beginning in Violent Playground (1958). He has had roles in Carry On Teacher (1959), Counter-Attack! (1960), Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School (1961), Summer Holiday (1963), The Newcomers (1965-67, as Phillip Cooper), Hoffman (1970), The Pathfinders (1972), Man About the House (1974), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), Agony (1979), For Your Eyes Only (1981), Octopussy (1983), Chocky (1984), Chocky's Children (1985), Robin of Sherwood (1984-86, as Edward of Wickham), Sloggers (1994), Maisie Raine (1999), Spooks (2002), Bonekickers (2008), Law and Order: UK (2009), Starhyke (2009) and That's English (2011). Jeremy's most famous role was as bounty hunter Boba Fett in the two Star Wars films The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi (1983), as well as the 2015 short Bulloch Fett, while he also played Captain Colton in Revenge of the Sith (2005).
Facts
Jeremy's strong links with the Star Wars franchise may be down to the fact his half-brother is Robert Watts, co-producer on Empire and Jedi. Jeremy's sister is Sally Bulloch, who played Maud Birdhanger in The Pure Hell of St Trinian's (1960) and later ran the Athenaeum Hotel in London for 25 years. He is also distantly related to former US President Theodore Roosevelt.
In 2014 Toby Hadoke released his Who's Round interview with Jeremy here.

Sheila Fay (Meg) 1926 to Aug 31 2013
Career highlights
Sheila made her debut in The Chase (1964), followed by Six (1964), Jude the Obscure (1971), Wives and Daughters (1971), The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club (1973), The Pallisers (1974), The Wackers (1975), The Mill on the Floss (1979), Sweet Sixteen (1983), Hallelujah! (1984), Help! (1986) and Bread (1987). She also appeared as Beryl's mum Mrs Hennessey in sitcom The Liver Birds (1971-74).
Facts
Her husband was actor Ken Jones.

Gordon Pitt (Eric)
Doctor Who credits
Played: Wheel crewmember in The Wheel in Space (1968, uncredited)
Played: Eric in The Time Warrior (1973-74)
Career highlights
Gordon's other work includes The First Churchills (1969), Softly Softly (1970) and The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club (1973).

Steve Brunswick (Sentry)
This is Steve's only known credit.

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Robert Holmes (writer) Apr 2 1926 to May 24 1986 (chronic liver ailment)
Doctor Who credits
Wrote: The Krotons (1968-69), The Space Pirates (1969), Spearhead from Space (1970), Terror of the Autons (1971), Carnival of Monsters (1973), The Time Warrior (1973-74), The Ark in Space (1975), Pyramids of Mars (1975, uncredited), The Brain of Morbius (1976, uncredited), The Deadly Assassin (1976), The Talons of Weng-Chiang (1977), The Sun Makers (1977), The Ribos Operation (1978), The Power of Kroll (1978-79), The Caves of Androzani (1984), The Two Doctors (1985), The Trial of a Time Lord (1986)
Script edited: Robot, The Ark in Space (uncredited), The Sontaran Experiment, Genesis of the Daleks, Revenge of the Cybermen, Terror of the Zygons, Planet of Evil, Pyramids of Mars, The Android Invasion, The Brain of Morbius, The Seeds of Doom, The Masque of Mandragora, The Hand of Fear, The Deadly Assassin (uncredited), The Face of Evil, The Robots of Death, The Talons of Weng-Chiang (uncredited), Horror of Fang Rock, The Invisible Enemy, Image of the Fendahl, The Sun Makers (uncredited) (1974-78)
Career highlights
He began writing for TV as early as Knight Errant Limited (1960), and went on to write scripts for Deadline Midnight (1961), Ghost Squad (1962), Emergency Ward 10 (1962-63), Dr Finlay's Casebook (1964-65), Undermind (1965), No Hiding Place (1965-67), Public Eye (1965-68), Mr Rose (1967-68), Doomwatch (1971), Spyder's Web (1972), Dixon of Dock Green (1974), Jukes of Piccadilly (1980), The Nightmare Man (1981), Blake's 7 (1979/81), Into the Labyrinth (1981-82) and Bergerac (1983-87). He was also story editor on Armchair Thriller and Shoestring, both in 1980.
Facts
Robert was the youngest ever commissioned officer in the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, serving in Burma. After he left the Army he joined the police, then became a journalist and sports writer - he was the last ever editor of British lifestyle publication John Bull Magazine in 1964. He was originally going to write Doctor Who's 20th anniversary tale in 1983, but when he found the numerous elements he'd been asked to incorporate unworkable, he was replaced by Terrance Dicks. Robert died while writing the final two episodes of The Trial of a Time Lord, and due to tensions in the Doctor Who production office at the time, his original ending for the story had to be changed and written afresh by Pip and Jane Baker. His face was also one of those seen during the Time Lord mind battle in The Brain of Morbius.

Alan Bromly (director) Sep 13 1915 to Sep 1995
Doctor Who credits
Directed: The Time Warrior (1973-74), Nightmare of Eden (1979)
Career highlights
Alan started out as an actor in productions such as The Queen's Husband (1946), The Railway Children (1951) and The Long Chase (1972), but he soon moved behind the camera to direct At Your Service Ltd (1951), Panorama (1953-54, including its first ever edition), The Other Man (1956), Little Women (1958), The Scarf (1959), The World of Tim Frazer (1960), Suspense (1962), A Man Called Harry Brent (1965), The Big M (1967), Crown Court (1972), Great Mysteries (1973), Crossroads (1977-78) and Coronation Street (1976-80). It was as a producer that he became most successful, on series such as Parent-Craft (1951), Little Women (1958), Compact (1962), Legend of Death (1965), Watch the Birdies (1966), This Way for Murder (1967), Paul Temple (1969) and Out of the Unknown (1969-71). He had also been a radio commentator since World War Two.
Facts
Alan directed Nightmare of Eden when in semi-retirement (at the age of 65), but the technical demands - along with Tom Baker's "demanding" personality - seemed beyond him, and producer Graham Williams replaced him as director for the story's final recording day.

Barry Letts (producer) Mar 26 1925 to Oct 9 2009 (cancer)
Doctor Who credits
Directed: The Enemy of the World (1967-68), Inferno (1970, episodes 3-7 (studio), uncredited), Terror of the Autons (1971, uncredited), Carnival of Monsters (1973), Planet of the Spiders (1974), The Android Invasion (1975)
Played: Man in Doctor Who and the Silurians (1970, uncredited)
Played: Police radio voice in Planet of the Spiders (1974, uncredited)
Wrote: The Daemons (1971, as Guy Leopold), The Time Monster (1972, uncredited), The Green Death (1973, uncredited), Planet of the Spiders (1974, uncredited)
Produced: Doctor Who and the Silurians, The Ambassadors of Death, Inferno, Terror of the Autons, The Mind of Evil, The Claws of Axos, Colony in Space, The Daemons, Day of the Daleks, The Curse of Peladon, The Sea Devils, The Mutants, The Time Monster, The Three Doctors, Carnival of Monsters, Frontier in Space, Planet of the Daleks, The Green Death, The Time Warrior, Invasion of the Dinosaurs, Death to the Daleks, The Monster of Peladon, Planet of the Spiders (uncredited), Robot (1970-75)
Executive producer: The Leisure Hive, Meglos, Full Circle, State of Decay, Warriors' Gate, The Keeper of Traken, Logopolis (1980-81)
Barry also wrote two BBC Radio serials starring Jon Pertwee and Elisabeth Sladen - The Paradise of Death (1993) and The Ghosts of N-Space (1996).
Career highlights
Barry started out as an actor in San Demetrio London (1943), and also popped up in Scott of the Antarctic (1948), The Cruel Sea (1953), The Silver Sword (1957-58), The Black Arrow (1958), The Moonstone (1959), Coronation Street (1961), City Beneath the Sea (1962), The Avengers (1964), The Indian Tales of Rudyard Kipling (1964), Z Cars (1963-64/65), Softly Softly (1966), The Man Who Never Was (1966) and This Man Craig (1966). His directing career began with The Newcomers (1965), and also included Z Cars (1967-68), Adventure Weekly (1969), The Prince and the Pauper (1976), Gulliver in Lilliput (1982), Brookside (1982), David Copperfield (1986), Alice in Wonderland (1986) and EastEnders (1990-92). As a producer, he worked on and helped create Moonbase 3 (1973), Lorna Doone (1976), Katy (1976), Nicholas Nickleby (1977), The Children of the New Forest (1977), Sexton Blake and the Demon God (1978), Pinocchio (1978), The Old Curiosity Shop (1979-80), A Tale of Two Cities (1980), Sense and Sensibility (1981), Great Expectations (1981), The Hound of the Baskervilles (1982, starring Tom Baker), Dombey and Son (1983), Goodbye Mr Chips (1984), The Invisible Man (1984) and The Pickwick Papers (1985).
Facts
His sister was actress Pauline Letts, while his sons are actors Dominic and Crispin Letts. The 2009 Doctor Who story The Waters of Mars was dedicated to his memory.

Terrance Dicks (script editor) Born Apr 14 1935
Doctor Who credits
Script edited: The Invasion, The Krotons, The Seeds of Death, The War Games, Spearhead from Space, Doctor Who and the Silurians, The Ambassadors of Death, Inferno, Terror of the Autons, The Mind of Evil, The Claws of Axos, Colony in Space, The Daemons, Day of the Daleks, The Curse of Peladon, The Sea Devils, The Mutants, The Time Monster, The Three Doctors, Carnival of Monsters, Frontier in Space, Planet of the Daleks, The Green Death, The Time Warrior, Invasion of the Dinosaurs, Death to the Daleks, The Monster of Peladon, Planet of the Spiders (1968-74)
Wrote: The War Games (1969), Robot (1974-75), The Brain of Morbius (1976, as Robin Bland), Horror of Fang Rock (1977), State of Decay (1980), The Five Doctors (1983)
Played: Man in Doctor Who and the Silurians (1970, uncredited)
Career highlights
Prolific writer Terrance also wrote for Crossroads (1964), The Avengers (1962-69), Moonbase 3 (1973), Space: 1999 (1976) and Beau Geste (1982). He took script editor duties on Moonbase 3 (1973), Great Expectations (1981), Stalky & Co. (1982), The Hound of the Baskervilles (1982, with Tom Baker as Sherlock Holmes), Dombey and Son (1983), Jane Eyre (1983), The Invisible Man (1984) and The Pickwick Papers (1985). As a producer, he worked on Oliver Twist (1985), Alice in Wonderland (1986), Brat Farrar (1986), David Copperfield (1986), The Diary of Anne Frank (1987) and Vanity Fair (1987).
Facts
Terrance has maintained his links to Doctor Who over the years, having written over 60 TV story novelisations, as well as two stageplays - Doctor Who and the Daleks in the Seven Keys to Doomsday (1974) and The Ultimate Adventure (1989) - a number of spin-off video and audio dramas, and original titles in the Virgin New Adventures, Missing Adventures, BBC Books and Quick Reads ranges. Away from Doctor Who, Terrance has also written extensively for children's fiction and non-fiction book ranges since 1976, including Star Quest, The Mounties, The Baker Street Irregulars, Cry Vampire, The Adventures of Goliath, Chronicles of a Computer Game Addict, The Unexplained and many more.

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