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Terrance Dicks

Terrance Dicks (born April 14, 1935) is an English author and former television screenwriter, script editor and producer.

In television, Dicks had a long association with the BBC science-fiction series Doctor Who, working as a writer and also serving as the programme’s script editor from 1968 to 1974. The Doctor Who News Page described him as “arguably the most prolific contributor to Doctor Who”. He later became a script editor and producer of classic serials for the BBC.

Dicks wrote many popular children’s books during the 1970s and 1980s. He also maintained his association with Doctor Who by adapting televised stories into novelisations for Target Books.

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20th Century Highlights

  • Doctor Who (BBC1, 1963-1989, 1996) – script editor/writer (1968-1980, 1983)
  • Doctor Who novelisations (Target Books, 1973-1993) – author (1974-1990)
  • Doctor Who and the Daleks: Seven Keys to Doomsday (Adelphi Theatre, London, 1974) – writer
  • Doctor Who : The Ultimate Adventure (1989) – writer
  • Doctor Who: The New Adventures (Virgin Books) – author (1991, 1994, 1995)
  • Shakedown: Return of the Sontarans (Reeltime Pictures, 1994) – writer
  • Doctor Who: Eighth Doctor Adventures (BBC Books) – author
  • Doctor Who: Past Doctor Adventures (BBC Books) – author
  • Mindgame (Reeltime Pictures, 1998) – writer
  • Mindgame Trilogy: “Battlefield” (Reeltime Pictures, 1999) – writer

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