DOCTOR WHO legendary writer TERRANCE DICKS dies

Terrance Dicks dead at 84

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He might not have been a star on the screen but real DOCTOR WHO fans know the name TERRANCE DICKS.

The prolific writer has died aged 84 and spent a great deal of his career contributing to the BBC sci-fi series. he was also the show’s script editor from 1968 to 1974.

Dicks also contributed heavily to the Doctor Who novelisations by writing more than 60 titles for Target Books.

His understanding of Doctor Who was so great he was charged with writing the 20th anniversary episode The Five Doctors in 1983.

The sad news was announced on twitter by @WhoShelf. Further tweets indicate Terrance's final Doctor Who story will be published in October as part of The Target Storybook.