Robert  Holmes





Robert Holmes

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born
in Tring, Hertfordshire, England, The United Kingdom
April 02, 1926

died
May 24, 1986

gender
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Robert Holmes was script editor of Doctor Who from 1975 to 1977 and the author of more scripts for the 20th-century incarnation of the programme than any other writer (64 episodes in all). He created or reimagined many key elements of the programme's mythology.


Holmes was, at the end of World War Two, the youngest serving officer in the British army. He became a police officer, graduating top of his class. He grew disillusioned with the job and became a journalist. By the 1960s he had branched out into writing screenplays for films and television series. In 1968 he received his first commission for Doctor Who. Over the next few years, he became one of the series' lead writers.

When Terrance Dicks resigned as script editor in 1974, Holmes took...more


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Doctor Who: The Talons of W...
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Doctor Who: The Space Pirates
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