‘Doctor Who’ Writer Terrance Dicks Passes Away at Age 84

Terrance Dicks, one of the most prolific contributors to sci-fi series Doctor Who, has died at the age of 84. Dicks had a long association with the BBC drama and wrote for the series between 1968, when he was hired as a script editor, through to 1983, when he wrote 20th anniversary special The Five Doctors.


He had a close working relationship with Doctor Who producer Barry Letts and also worked on Doctor Who stage plays as well as Doctor Who audio drama Comeback, which was one of the first spin-offs to involve companion Sarah Jane Smith in a significant capacity.

In addition to Doctor Who, he worked on the soap opera Crossroads, created the BBC sci-fi drama Moonbase 3 and wrote for Space: 1999 before overseeing the BBC strand that produced period adaptations of Oliver Twist and Vanity Fair between 1985 and 1988. 

Our sincere condolences go out to Mr. Dicks’ family, friends and fans.

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