Tag Archives: Donald Cotton

A Look Back: The First Doctor novelizations

Doctor Who fiction essentially began with the November 1964 release of Doctor Who in an Exciting Adventure With the Daleks.  A novelization of The Daleks, the second-ever Who TV serial, it was penned by David Whitaker, then just wrapping up his … Continue reading

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The Gunfighters

Airdates: April/May 1966 (4 episodes) Written by: Donald Cotton (book); Donald Cotton & Rex Tucker (lyrics); Tristram Cary (ballad music) Screen Credit to: Donald Cotton (script); Tristram Cary (ballad music) Directed by: Rex Tucker The Story So Far: So the … Continue reading

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The Myth Makers

Airdates: October/November 1965 (4 episodes) Written by: Donald Cotton Directed by: Michael Leeston-Smith Novelization by: Donald Cotton (April 1985) The Story So Far: It’s 1184 BCE.  The Greeks think the Doctor is Zeus, the Trojans think Vicki is a sorceress, … Continue reading

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