Terrance Dicks


Born
in East Ham, Essex , The United Kingdom
May 10, 1935

Died
August 29, 2019

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Terrance Dicks was an English writer, best known for his work in television and for writing a large number of popular children's books during the 1970s and 80s.

His break in television came when his friend Malcolm Hulke asked for his help with the writing of an episode of the popular ABC (ITV) action-adventure series The Avengers, on which Dicks received a co-writer's credit on the broadcast. He also wrote for the popular ATV soap opera Crossroads.

In 1968 he was employed as the assistant script editor on the BBC's popular science-fiction series Doctor Who. Dicks went on to become the main script editor on the programme the following year, and earned his first writing credit on the show when he and Hulke co-wrote the epic ten-part story The
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Doctor Who: Timewyrm-Exodus

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Doctor Who and the Abominab...

3.83 avg rating — 1,303 ratings — published 1974 — 12 editions
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Doctor Who: The Eight Docto...

3.33 avg rating — 966 ratings — published 1998 — 5 editions
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Doctor Who and An Unearthly...

3.73 avg rating — 795 ratings — published 1981 — 7 editions
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Doctor Who: Made of Steel

3.55 avg rating — 893 ratings — published 2007 — 6 editions
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Doctor Who and the Genesis ...

3.99 avg rating — 687 ratings — published 1976 — 13 editions
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Doctor Who: The Five Doctors

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Doctor Who: Revenge of the ...

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Doctor Who and the Auton In...

3.82 avg rating — 648 ratings — published 1974 — 15 editions
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Teacher's Pet Goliath's Christmas Goliath's Birthday
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More series by Terrance Dicks…
“The Master: The cosmos without the Doctor scarcely bears thinking about.”
Terrance Dicks, Doctor Who: The Five Doctors

“No point in being a grown-up if you can't be childish.”
Terrance Dicks, Doctor Who and the Giant Robot

“The trouble with the scientific approach, thought the Brigadier, was that it left you at the mercy of your scientists.”
Terrance Dicks, Doctor Who and the Auton Invasion

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