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Robert Holmes (II) (1928–1986)

Robert Colin Holmes was the youngest ever commissioned officer in the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, serving in Burma. After demob he joined the police and passed out top of his year at Hendon Police College. He eventually moved to court work, and left the force to become a court reporter and journalist. His work as a sports reporter took him to... See full bio »

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(age 58)

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  Doctor Who (TV Series) (characters: "Sontarans" - 5 episodes, 2011 - 2013) (character: "The Sontarans" - 2 episodes, 2008) (characters: "Sontarans" and "Autons" - 1 episode, 2010) (characters: The Sontarans - 1 episode, 2010) (character: "The Autons" - 1 episode, 2005)
- The Time of the Doctor (2013) ... (characters: "Sontarans")
- The Name of the Doctor (2013) ... (characters: "Sontarans")
- The Crimson Horror (2013) ... (characters: "Sontarans" - uncredited)
- The Snowmen (2012) ... (characters: "Sontarans" - uncredited)
- A Good Man Goes to War (2011) ... (characters: "Sontarans")
 2008 The Sarah Jane Adventures (TV Series) (character: "The Sontarans" - 4 episodes)
- Enemy of the Bane: Part 2 (2008) ... (character: "The Sontarans")
- Enemy of the Bane: Part 1 (2008) ... (character: "The Sontarans" - uncredited)
- The Last Sontaran: Part 2 (2008) ... (character: "The Sontarans")
- The Last Sontaran: Part 1 (2008) ... (character: "The Sontarans")
 2004 Doctor Who: Beneath the Sun (Video documentary short)
 1999 Auton 3 (Video) (character: "The Autons")
 1998 Auton 2: Sentinel (Video) (character: "The Autons")
 1997 Auton (Video) (character: "The Autons")
 1983-1987 Bergerac (TV Series) (by - 3 episodes)
- Winner Takes All (1987) ... (by)
- A Cry in the Night (1984) ... (by)
- Prime Target (1983) ... (by)
  Doctor Who (TV Series) (1 episode, 1976) (by - 42 episodes, 1968 - 1984) (written by - 25 episodes, 1969 - 1986) (writer - 5 episodes, 1985 - 1986)
- The Trial of a Time Lord: Part 13 (1986) ... (writer)
- The Trial of a Time Lord: Part 4 (1986) ... (written by)
- The Trial of a Time Lord: Part 3 (1986) ... (written by)
- The Trial of a Time Lord: Part 2 (1986) ... (written by)
- The Trial of a Time Lord: Part 1 (1986) ... (writer)
 1985 Timeslip (TV Series)
 1984 Miracles Take Longer (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- Episode #2.18 (1984)
- Episode #2.16 (1984)
- Episode #2.15 (1984)
- Episode #2.14 (1984)
- Episode #2.13 (1984)
 1982 Juliet Bravo (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- A Breach of the Peace (1982) ... (written by)
 1981-1982 Into the Labyrinth (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Dr. Jekyll and Mrs. Hyde (1982) ... (writer)
- Shadrach (1981) ... (writer)
  Blakes 7 (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 1979 - 1981) (written by - 1 episode, 1979)
- Orbit (1981) ... (writer)
- Traitor (1981) ... (writer)
- Gambit (1979) ... (writer)
- Killer (1979) ... (written by)
 1981 The Nightmare Man (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1981)
- Episode #1.3 (1981)
- Episode #1.2 (1981)
- Episode #1.1 (1981)
 1981 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series) (by - 1 episode)
- Fothergill (1981) ... (by)
 1980 Jukes of Piccadilly (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Dulverton Green: Part 2 (1980) ... (writer)
- Dulverton Green: Part 1 (1980) ... (writer)
 1974 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Unwanted (1974) ... (writer)
 1973 Spy Trap (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Perfect Victim (1973) ... (writer)
 1973 Warship (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Drop (1973) ... (writer)
 1973 The Regiment (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- North West Frontier (1973) ... (writer)
- Depot (1973) ... (writer)
 1972 Dead of Night (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Return Flight (1972) ... (writer)
 1972 Spyder's Web (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Nobody's Strawberry Fool (1972) ... (writer)
 1971 Trial (TV Series)
 1971 Doomwatch (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Inquest (1971) ... (writer)
  Fraud Squad (TV Series) (1 episode, 1969) (writer - 2 episodes, 1969 - 1970)
- The Price of a Copper (1970) ... (writer)
- Turbot on Ice (1969) ... (writer)
 1969 The Inside Man (TV Series) (writer)
 1968 The Saint (TV Series) (screenplay - 1 episode)
- The Scales of Justice (1968) ... (screenplay)
 1968 Frontier (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Mutiny (1968)
 1967-1968 Mr. Rose (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- The Frozen Swede (1968) ... (writer)
- The Unquiet Ghost (1967) ... (writer)
- The Jolly Swagman (1967) ... (writer)
 1965-1968 Public Eye (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Twenty Pounds of Heart and Muscle (1966) ... (writer)
- It Had to Be a Mouse (1966) ... (writer)
 1968 Honey Lane (TV Series) (based on an idea by - 1 episode)
- The Matchmakers (1968) ... (based on an idea by)
 1965-1967 No Hiding Place (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Who Is This Mortimer? (1967) ... (writer)
- Golden Boy (1966) ... (writer)
- The Night Walker (1966) ... (writer)
- Run, Johnny, Run (1965) ... (writer)
- A Cry for Help (1965) ... (writer)
 1966 Intrigue (TV Series)
 1966 Invasion (story)
 1965 Undermind (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- End Signal (1965) ... (written by)
- Waves of Sound (1965) ... (written by)
 1964-1965 Dr. Finlay's Casebook (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Charity, Dr. Finlay (1965) ... (writer)
- The Doctor Cried (1964) ... (writer)
- The Old Indomitable (1964) ... (writer)
- The Hallelujah Stakes (1964) ... (writer)
 1962-1963 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series) (writer - 33 episodes)
- Episode #1.664 (1963) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.663 (1963) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.652 (1963) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.651 (1963) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.646 (1963) ... (writer)
 1962 Ghost Squad (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Green Shoes (1962) ... (writer)
 1962 Harpers West One (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.14 (1962) ... (writer)
 1961 Deadline Midnight (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Man in a Frame (1961) ... (writer)
 1960 Knight Errant Limited (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The King of Kandoga (1960) ... (writer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Wrote a novel based upon the "Doctor Who" episode The Two Doctors.

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | See more »

Alternate Names:

Robin Bland | Stephen Harris
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Personal Quote:

The Deadly Assassin (Doctor Who: The Deadly Assassin: Part One (1976)) was, I think, the first Doctor Who in years that did not feature a monster. We decided instead to go for these surrealistic sequences of episode three. This meant putting all our film effort into one episode. And this meant writing the other three episodes totally for studio. David Maloney took all these difficulties in his ... See more »

Trivia:

He was the final editor of 'John Bull Magazine'. See more »

Nickname:

Bob

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