British writer Terrance Dicks passed away on August 29th. He was 84 years old. Dicks worked on such varied projects as the spy-fi series The Avengers, the soap opera Crossroads, and the BBC’s Sunday Classics series of literary adaptations.
However it is for his lengthy association with the science fiction series Doctor Who that Dicks is best remembered. He first became involved with Doctor Who in 1968 and worked on various incarnations of the show right up until the time of his death.
As Dicks himself readily admitted in his humorously self-effacing style, becoming the assistant script editor on Doctor Who in 1968 was as much a case of him being in the right place at the right time as it was his abilities as a writer. He came onboard during the show’s fifth season, Patrick Troughton’s second year as the Doctor, during the production of the…
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