In the 45 year history of Doctor Who, there are very few who have contributed to the series on multiple forms of media. The man who blazed the trail for all others is none other than Terrance Dicks. He began writing for Doctor Who at the conclusion of the Patrick Troughton Era, collaborating with writer Malcom Hulke on The Second Doctor’s epic swansong “The War Games.” His major contributions to Who were during the Pertwee years when he took the job of Script Editor with producer Barry Letts. Terrance Dicks followed that up by kicking off the Tom Baker era with his debut episode “Robot.” Dicks also tackled the seemingly impossible task of writing both of the anniversary specials, “The Three Doctors” and “The Five Doctors.” He also earned much prestige for writing the Target Novelizations. After the classic series ended, he also wrote original adventures involving The Seventh Doctor and The Eighth Doctor. Even now, to this day, you can still find him writing all new Quick Reads Doctor Who Adventures.
Thanks to the good people at Hurricane Who, we are honored to cap off our 45th anniversary celebration of Doctor Who with an interview with one of the most important writers in the show’s long history, Terrance Dicks.
Editor’s note: Due to the noisy pub where John interviewed Terrance Dicks, the microphone had to be a little closer than it should have, resulting in some audio pop we weren’t able to clean up.[audio:http://ia310833.us.archive.org/1/items/FandomaniaInterview-TerranceDicks/FandomaniaInterview0005-TerranceDicks_64kb.mp3]