Six Doctor Who adventures starring William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton as the First and Second Doctors - plus extra bonus material.
David Whitaker was the first Story Editor for Doctor Who, and was responsible for finding and commissioning writers, and it was Whitaker as much as anyone who defined the narrative shape of Doctor Who. He wrote for the Doctor Who annuals, novelised the first Dalek story and worked with Terry Nation on various Dalek-related material including the hugely successful comic strip The Daleks. David Whitaker died in 1980. Mervyn Haisman was one of the creators - with co-author Henry Lincoln - of Doctor Who's memorable Yeti monsters. They were first seen in the serial The Abominable Snowmen in 1967, and were so popular with the audience that they featured in a second story, The Web of Fear, a year later. However, this was to be the last appearance of the Abominable Snowmen until 1983's The Five Doctors. Haisman and Lincoln's last script for Doctor Who was The Dominators. Haisman subsequently went on to write for the popular BBC series Jane, starring Glynis Barber, as well as The Onedin Line (on which he was also script editor) and Howard's Way. He died in 2010. Henry Lincoln is probably best known as co-author of the controversial book The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail, which later influenced Dan Brown's mega-bestselling The Da Vinci Code. He co-wrote (with Mervyn Haisman) three Doctor Who serials - The Abominable Snowmen, The Web of Fear and The Dominators. An actor as well as author, Lincoln appeared in several TV series in the 1960s including The Avengers, The Saint, Man in a Suitcase and The Champions. He has also presented TV documentaries on The Man in the Iron Mask, Nostradamus and the Cathars. He lives in France, near the village of Rennes-le-Chateau. Victor Pemberton was a scriptwriter who also worked as an actor to supplement his writing income. This led to director Morris Barry casting him in Doctor Who (The Moonbase). After a brief stint writing and script-editing Doctor Who in the mid-Sixties, Victor wrote numerous other scripts for radio and television and produced Fraggle Rock. In 1990, Headline Books invited Pemberton to write a novelisation of a drama series he had penned called Our Family. This was published in 1991 and led to a successful career as a novelist. To date he has published fifteen `family saga' novels, including Where the Swallows Come Again. Derrick Sherwin was script editor and later producer on Doctor Who between 1968 and 1970. During this time, he oversaw the transition from Patrick Troughton's Second Doctor to Jon Pertwee's Third Doctor and the production's conversion from monochrome to colour. He wrote the script for The Invasion, adapting the storyline from an idea of Kit Pedler's and introducing UNIT to the programme. He went on to produce Paul Temple , The Man Outside, Ski Boy and The Perils of Pendragon. In 2014, he published his autobiography, Who's Next? Robert Holmes received his first commission to write for Doctor Who in 1968, and soon became one of the lead writers for the series. He became script editor in 1974, and stayed in the job until 1977. Seven years later, in 1984, he wrote The Caves of Androzani, which has come to be seen as a classic, and was voted all-time best episode in a 2009 poll for The Daily Telegraph. In total, Holmes contributed 19 scripts to Doctor Who (if you include The Ultimate Foe, for which he only wrote episode 1), and he created or debuted numerous characters and concepts, including The Master, Sarah Jane Smith, Gallifrey and the 12-regeneration limit for Time Lords. He died in 1986.
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