Thursday, 29 March 2012

The man who invented the Daleks

The man who invented the Daleks - the strange worlds of Terry Nation
by Alwyn W. Turner Isbn 978 1 845136093

Terry Nation was one of the most prolific and successful writers for Tetelevision that Britain ever produced.

He started as a comedy writer - working for Frankie Howerd, Tony Hancock and many others before getting a big break when he invented the Daleks for Dr Who. Dalek mania swept the UK and he probably ensure the success of  Dr Who  when otherwise it may have been a short run show.

As well as Doctor Who he wrote Blakes 7, Survivors, and for the Avengers, and many others.

Sometimes labeled a science fiction writer - he was more a writer of adventures.  Although his main work was for TV, he also did a few films.

This is a great book that covered both his work and life and the times he lived in.

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