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Dave Martin (I) (1935–2007)

Dave Martin was an English author of thrillers, children's books and teleplays. A self-described 'working-class grammar school boy', he began his career late in life, having variously spent time building pylons, working in hospitals and in advertising. He was also attracted to the stage and worked for a spell as a stagehand at the Bristol Old Vic.... See full bio »

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Known For

Doctor Who
Doctor Who Writer
(1971-1979)
K9
K9 Writer
(2009)
Machinegunner
Machinegunner Writer
(1976)
Succubus
Succubus Writer
(1987)

Filmography

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 2009 K9 (TV Series) (creator - 2008)
  Doctor Who (TV Series) (character: K-9 - 1 episode, 2008) (character: "K9" - 1 episode, 2006)
- Journey's End (2008) ... (character: K-9)
- School Reunion (2006) ... (character: "K9")
 2007 The Sarah Jane Adventures (TV Series) (character: K-9 - 1 episode)
- The Lost Boy: Part 2 (2007) ... (character: K-9)
 1999 Harbour Lights (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Muckraker (1999) ... (writer - as David Martin)
 1988 The Play on One (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Unreported Incident (1988) ... (as David Martin)
 1987 Succubus (TV Movie)
 1982 Into the Labyrinth (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Excalibur (1982) ... (as David Martin)
 1979 ITV Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Rat Trap (1979)
  Murder at the Wedding (TV Mini-Series) (3 episodes, 1979) (writer - 1 episode, 1979)
- Episode #1.4 (1979) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.3 (1979)
- Episode #1.2 (1979)
- Episode #1.1 (1979)
  Doctor Who (TV Series) (by - 28 episodes, 1971 - 1979) (written by - 6 episodes, 1972 - 1975)
 1977-1978 Target (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Rogue's Gallery (1978) ... (writer)
- Carve Up (1977) ... (writer)
- Hunting Parties (1977) ... (writer)
- Big Elephant (1977) ... (writer)
 1978 Scorpion Tales (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Killing (1978) ... (writer)
 1977 Cottage to Let (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Last Day (1977)
 1977 Follow Me (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 7 episodes)
- Episode #1.7 (1977) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.6 (1977) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.5 (1977) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.4 (1977) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.3 (1977) ... (writer)
 1977 King of the Castle (TV Series short) (writer - 7 episodes)
- Episode #1.7 (1977) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.6 (1977) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.5 (1977) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.4 (1977) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.3 (1977) ... (writer)
 1976 Machinegunner (TV Movie)
 1974-1976 Hunter's Walk (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Kicking & Screaming (1976) ... (writer)
- Villain (1974) ... (writer)
 1975 Sky (TV Series) (writer - 7 episodes)
- Chariot of Fire (1975) ... (writer)
- Life Force (1975) ... (writer)
- Evalake (1975) ... (writer)
- What Dread Hand (1975) ... (writer)
- Goodchild (1975) ... (writer)
 1975 Public Eye (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Lifer (1975)
 1974 Z Cars (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- House to House (1974) ... (writer)
- Quiet as the Grave (1974) ... (writer)
 1974 Late Night Drama (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- M + M (1974) ... (writer)
- Item (1974) ... (writer)
 1973 Arthur of the Britons (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- People of the Plough (1973) ... (story)
 1972 Pretenders (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Prizemen (1972) ... (writer)
- The Last Battle (1972) ... (writer)
 1971 Thick as Thieves (TV Movie)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Author of four police thrillers set in Bristol, including "I'm Coming to Get You" (1996) and "Arm and a Leg" (1999)

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

David Martin
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Trivia:

Once an advertising copywriter before teaming up with Bob Baker to write for 70s TV. He and Baker wrote eight chapters of the British sci-fi series Doctor Who. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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