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Gerry Davis (I) (1930–1991)

British author, notably of science fiction teleplays, a former journalist and merchant seaman. Davis had a grounding in opera and had worked as a cinema translator in Italy. His first professional output as a writer was for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. In 1965, he was employed as story editor by the BBC and the following year began a ... See full bio »


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 2016 Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks (Video) (story editor)
 1971-1972 Softly Softly: Task Force (TV Series) (script editor - 16 episodes)
- Woman's World (1972) ... (script editor)
- Resolution (1972) ... (script editor)
- Priorities (1972) ... (script editor)
- The Removal (1971) ... (script editor)
- Better Than Doing Porridge (1971) ... (script editor)
 1970 Doomwatch (TV Series) (script editor - 7 episodes)
- Survival Code (1970) ... (script editor)
- The Red Sky (1970) ... (script editor)
- Project Sahara (1970) ... (script editor)
- Tomorrow, the Rat (1970) ... (script editor)
- Burial at Sea (1970) ... (script editor)
 1968-1969 The First Lady (TV Series) (script editor - 37 episodes)
- The Whips Are Out (1969) ... (script editor)
- A Cross for Sarah (1969) ... (script editor)
- A Banner with a Strange Device (1969) ... (script editor)
- And They Call That Progress (1969) ... (script editor)
- All in a Good Cause (1969) ... (script editor)
 1966-1967 Doctor Who (TV Series) (story editor - 62 episodes)
- The Evil of the Daleks: Episode 3 (1967) ... (story editor)
- The Evil of the Daleks: Episode 2 (1967) ... (story editor)
- The Evil of the Daleks: Episode 1 (1967) ... (story editor)
- The Faceless Ones: Episode 6 (1967) ... (story editor)
- The Faceless Ones: Episode 5 (1967) ... (story editor)
 1965 199 Park Lane (TV Series) (story editor - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.18 (1965) ... (story editor - as Gerald Davis)
- Episode #1.17 (1965) ... (story editor - as Gerald Davis)
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Other Works:

Wrote a number of documentaries for the National Film Board of Canada. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Gerry Davies | Gerald Davis

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Doomwatch (1970) is not science fiction. We go to great lengths to check our scientific facts.


As story editor, he co-created the Cybermen on Doctor Who (1963) and also came up with the idea of regeneration so that the series could replace the departing William Hartnell and explain the change in actors. Since then, it has been one of the biggest factors of the franchise.

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