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Eric Saward

Eric Saward was born in December 1944 and attended school until the age of 18. After working for a short time as an estate agent he moved to Holland, where he lived for three years and was briefly married. On his return to England he took a succession of jobs, including as a publisher's proof editor and as a bookshop sales assistant. He then ... See full bio »

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Known For

Doctor Who
Doctor Who Miscellaneous Crew
(1982-1986)
Revelation Exhumed
Revelation Exhumed Himself - Writer & Script Editor
(2005)
Anti-Matter from Amsterdam
Anti-Matter from Amsterdam Himself - Script Editor
(2007)

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 1982-1986 Doctor Who (TV Series) (script editor - 87 episodes)
- The Trial of a Time Lord: Part Thirteen (1986) ... (script editor)
- The Trial of a Time Lord: Part Eight (1986) ... (script editor)
- The Trial of a Time Lord: Part Seven (1986) ... (script editor)
- The Trial of a Time Lord: Part Six (1986) ... (script editor)
- The Trial of a Time Lord: Part Five (1986) ... (script editor)
 1981 K-9 and Company: A Girl's Best Friend (TV Movie) (script editor)
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Show Show Self (25 credits)
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Other Works:

Provided a commentary for the Doctor Who DVD "The Ultimate Foe". See more »

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4 Interviews | See more »
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Personal Quote:

Violence in Doctor Who (1963) is very difficult. The Doctor is involved in adventures that deal with violent people and sometimes the only way to deal with violence, unfortunately, is to be violent in return. Personally I feel that if you display violence you should show it for what it is. I don't think you should dwell on it, I don't think it should be gratuitous, but I think that when you do ... See more »

Trivia:

He was dubbed "Slasher Saward" by Doctor Who (1963) fans due to the violence, morbid themes and high body counts of the scripts he either wrote or script-edited. BBC One controller Michael Grade also took exception to the violence of the series during this period and cited it as a reason he put it on hiatus in 1985. See more »

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Slasher Saward

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