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Terrance Dicks (1935–2019)


Born in East Ham, London, England in 1935, Terrance Dicks was educated at the local grammar school and went on to study English at Downing College, Cambridge. After two years' National Service in the British Army, he got a job as an advertising copywriter. This lasted for five years, during which time he started writing radio scripts as a sideline.... See full bio »

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The Avengers Writer
(1962-1969)
Doctor Who Script and Continuity Department
(1968-1983)
(1986)
(1987)

Filmography

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 1995 Downtime (Video) (script advisor)
 1985 The Pickwick Papers (TV Series) (script editor - 12 episodes)
- Episode #1.12 (1985) ... (script editor)
- Episode #1.11 (1985) ... (script editor)
- Episode #1.10 (1985) ... (script editor)
- Episode #1.9 (1985) ... (script editor)
- Episode #1.8 (1985) ... (script editor)
 1984 The Prisoner of Zenda (TV Mini-Series) (script editing - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1984) ... (script editing)
- Episode #1.5 (1984) ... (script editing)
- Episode #1.4 (1984) ... (script editing)
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... (script editing)
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... (script editing)
 1984 The Invisible Man (TV Mini-Series) (script editor - 6 episodes)
- The Hunting of the Invisible Man (1984) ... (script editor)
- Certain First Principles (1984) ... (script editor)
- Dr. Kemp's Visitor (1984) ... (script editor)
- Mr. Marvel's Visit to Iping (1984) ... (script editor)
- The Unveiling of the Stranger (1984) ... (script editor)
 1984 Goodbye Mr. Chips (TV Mini-Series) (script editor - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1984) ... (script editor)
- Episode #1.5 (1984) ... (script editor)
- Episode #1.4 (1984) ... (script editor)
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... (script editor)
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... (script editor)
 1983 Jane Eyre (TV Mini-Series) (script editor - 11 episodes)
- Reunion (1983) ... (script editor)
- Family Found (1983) ... (script editor)
- Beggarwoman to Teacher (1983) ... (script editor)
- A Secret Is Revealed (1983) ... (script editor)
- Proposal (1983) ... (script editor)
 1983 Dombey & Son (TV Mini-Series) (script editor - 10 episodes)
- Episode #1.10 (1983) ... (script editor)
- Episode #1.9 (1983) ... (script editor)
- Episode #1.8 (1983) ... (script editor)
- Episode #1.7 (1983) ... (script editor)
- Episode #1.6 (1983) ... (script editor)
 1982 Beau Geste (TV Mini-Series) (script editor - 8 episodes)
- Episode #1.8 (1982) ... (script editor)
- Episode #1.7 (1982) ... (script editor)
- Episode #1.6 (1982) ... (script editor)
- Episode #1.5 (1982) ... (script editor)
- Episode #1.4 (1982) ... (script editor)
 1982 The Hound of the Baskervilles (TV Mini-Series) (script editor - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1982) ... (script editor)
- Episode #1.3 (1982) ... (script editor)
- Episode #1.2 (1982) ... (script editor)
- Episode #1.1 (1982) ... (script editor)
 1982 Stalky & Co. (TV Mini-Series) (script editor - 6 episodes)
- The Last Term (1982) ... (script editor)
- A Little Prep (1982) ... (script editor)
- The Moral Reformers (1982) ... (script editor)
- Slaves of the Lamp (1982) ... (script editor)
- In Ambush (1982) ... (script editor)
 1982 Gulliver in Lilliput (TV Series) (script editor - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1982) ... (script editor)
- Episode #1.3 (1982) ... (script editor)
- Episode #1.2 (1982) ... (script editor)
- Episode #1.1 (1982) ... (script editor)
 1981 Great Expectations (TV Mini-Series) (script editor - 12 episodes)
- Episode Eleven (1981) ... (script editor)
- Episode Ten (1981) ... (script editor)
- Episode Nine (1981) ... (script editor)
- Episode Eight (1981) ... (script editor)
- Episode Seven (1981) ... (script editor)
 1968-1974 Doctor Who (TV Series) (script editor - 156 episodes)
- Planet of the Spiders: Part Six (1974) ... (script editor)
- Planet of the Spiders: Part Five (1974) ... (script editor)
- Planet of the Spiders: Part Four (1974) ... (script editor)
- Planet of the Spiders: Part Three (1974) ... (script editor)
- Planet of the Spiders: Part Two (1974) ... (script editor)
 1973 Moonbase 3 (TV Series) (script editor - 6 episodes)
- View of a Dead Planet (1973) ... (script editor)
- Castor and Pollux (1973) ... (script editor)
- Outsiders (1973) ... (script editor)
- Achilles Heel (1973) ... (script editor)
- Behemoth (1973) ... (script editor)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Provided a commentary for the Doctor Who (1963) DVD "Doctor Who and the Silurians". See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | See more »


Alternate Names:

Robin Bland
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Personal Quote:

[on Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy] The magic wasn't quite there. See more »

Trivia:

In the mid 1990s, a parody Doctor Who (1963) fanzine called "Auton" printed a telephone conversation with Dicks in which they pretended to represent a group of fans presenting him with an award for being a "Criminally Underrated National Treasure". The humour, for those who fail to spot it, lies in the initials of the award's name. See more »

Nickname:

Uncle Terrance

Star Sign:

Aries

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