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About the Author: Terrance Dicks

Terrance Dicks was an English writer, best known for his work in television and for writing a large number of popular children s books during the 1970s and 80s.His break in television came when his friend Malcolm Hulke asked for his help with the writing of an episode of the popular ABC ITV action adventure series The Avengers, on which Dicks received a co writer s credit on the broadcast He also wrote for the popular ATV soap opera Crossroads In 1968 he was employed as the assistant script editor on the BBC s popular science fiction series Doctor Who Dicks went on to become the main script editor on the programme the following year, and earned his first writing credit on the show when he and Hulke co wrote the epic ten part story The War Games which closed the sixth season and the era of Second Doctor Patrick Troughton Dicks went on to form a highly productive working relationship with incoming Doctor Who producer Barry Letts, working as the script editor on each of Letts five seasons in charge of the programme from 1970 to 1974 After his departure, Dicks continued to be associated with the programme, writing fourscripts Robot 1975, the opening story of Tom Baker s era as the Fourth Doctor , The Brain of Morbius 1976 , Horror of Fang Rock 1977 , State of Decay 1981 and the 20th anniversary special The Five Doctors 1983.Dicks also contributed heavily to Target Books range of novelisations of Doctor Who television stories, writingthan sixty of the titles published by the company In this role, he would attempt to enlist the original teleplay author to write the books whenever possible, but if they could not or would not, then Dicks would often end up writing the books himself although he also enlisted other writers including one time Doctor Who actor Ian Marter and former series producer Philip Hinchcliffe During the 1990s, Dicks contributed to Virgin Publishing s line of full length, officially licensed original Doctor Who novels, the New Adventures, which carried on the story of the series following its cancellation as an ongoing television programme in 1989 He wrote the first of the Eighth Doctor Adventures, The Eight Doctors, which was for a time the best selling original Doctor Who novel His last piece of Who work is a short story in 2019 s The Target Storybook.It was through his work on Doctor Who books that he became a writer of children s fiction, penning many successful titles during the 1970s and 80s In 1976, Dicks wrote a trilogy of books published by Target Books called The Mounties about a recruit in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police These were followed in 1979 1983 by another Target trilogy Star Quest , which were later reprinted by Big Finish Productions.Starting in 1978, Dicks began a series called The Baker Street Irregulars which eventually ran to ten books, the last being published in 1987 In 1981, Dicks also began a series of six children s horror novels with Cry Vampire.1987 saw Dicks start a new series of books for very young children called T R Bear , amounting to a further seven books These were followed by the Sally Ann series about a determined ragdoll, Magnificent Max about a cat and The Adventures of Goliath about a golden retriever The Goliath series was Dicks largest amounting to eighteen books He passed away in 2019.

10 thoughts on “Doctor Who and the Auton Invasion

  1. says:

    Third Doctor begins here This is a novelization of the TV serial titled Spearhead from Space , which was the first story of the Season 7 in the classic era of Doctor Who. WHO The Doctor The Third DoctorCompanion Dr Elizabeth Liz ShawAlly Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge Stewart WHERE WHEN Epping, Essex England E

  2. says:

    Spearhead from Space is one of the most iconic Doctor Who stories, ever since I first watched a repeat showing on BBC2 in 1999 I ve been captivated by the story.It introduces so many stables to the show, The Doctor suffering from post regeneration trauma, the brilliant Auton s and whist UNIT has appeared before the inc

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    The basic story of this one owes a lot to Nigel Kneale s second Quatermass serial, with sentient meteorites being scattered about the countryside, mysterious industrial compounds manned by dull faced workers, high ranking officials being subverted or controlled, an alien intelligence brewed in a vat and scientists aiding

  4. says:

    One of the first adaptations in the long running Target range of Doctor Who novels and still one of the best It just goes to show that when given time to let a story breathe, Terrance Dicks can dothan just translate a script onto the printed page.Adapting the first story of the Jon Pertwee era, Auton Invasion fleshes out som

  5. says:

    I went into the Oxfam shop in Ipswich the other day, because to my delight, there was a whole load of the original Doctor Who Target books displayed prominently in the window About 20 orof them A nostalgic treasure trove So naturally I stood in the doorway, with my tangled mop of curly hair, pleasant open face, youthful energy

  6. says:

    one of the best televised stories and one of the most fun novelisations, wonderfully narrated by the late Caroline John and her cavalcade of Irish, Scottish and nasal English accents

  7. says:

    Superior children s fiction that gave me a love of reading as a child and is now getting a well deserved reprint I once piloted the TARDIS with Terrance Dicks and it is one of my deepest regrets that he will never write a one sentence description of my face.

  8. says:

    Good story, done in a muchstraight forward, realistic feel than a lot of Doctor Who stories.It moves at a slower pace, which is good as we an being introduced to a new Doctor, new status quo, whole new supporting cast and a new monster.Liz Shaw is a great Who girl Too bad she didn t stay around longer As always, any scenes between the D

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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here First I want to say there is nothing wrong with this story and the reason I gave it such a low rating was completely personal.When I seen the title I assumed it was a re telling of attack of the autons It s not.They started the Doctor out regenerating I didn t thi

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