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David Whitaker (II) (1928–1980)

David Whitaker was born in 1928 in Knebworth, England. He is known for his work on Doctor Who (1963), Homicide (1964) and Showtime (1959). He was married to June Barry. He died on February 4, 1980 in Fulham, London, England. See full bio »

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Known For

Doctor Who Writer
(1963-1970)
Homicide Writer
(1972)
Showtime Writer
(1959-1961)
Undermind Writer
(1965)

Filmography

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 1999 Doctor Who: The Crusade (Video)
 1992 Doctor Who: Daleks - The Early Years (Video documentary) (archive footage)
 1976 A Return to the Rocks (Documentary short)
 1973 The Drifter (TV Series)
 1972 Elephant Boy (TV Series) (writer)
 1972 Homicide (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- One Against the World (1972) ... (written by)
 1972 The Far Country (TV Series) (adaptation - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1972) ... (adaptation)
- Episode #1.5 (1972) ... (adaptation)
- Episode #1.4 (1972) ... (adaptation)
- Episode #1.3 (1972) ... (adaptation)
- Episode #1.2 (1972) ... (adaptation)
  Doctor Who (TV Series) (by - 18 episodes, 1964 - 1970) (written by - 12 episodes, 1965 - 1966) (story editor - 11 episodes, 1963 - 1964) (writer - 10 episodes, 1967 - 1968)
 1970 Paul Temple (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Victim (1970) ... (writer)
 1969 The Gold Robbers (TV Mini-Series) (by - 1 episode)
- Grounded (1969) ... (by)
 1968 Subterfuge (writer)
  Mr. Rose (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1968) (by - 1 episode, 1968)
- The Missing Chapter (1968) ... (writer)
- The Fifth Estate (1968) ... (by)
 1968 Public Eye (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 1966 Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. (additional material)
 1965 Undermind (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Test for the Future (1965) ... (written by)
- The New Dimension (1965) ... (written by)
 1965 Dr. Who and the Daleks (uncredited)
 1965 City in the Sea (additional dialogue - as David Whittaker)
 1962 Compact (TV Series) (writer - 7 episodes)
- The Bad Penny (1962) ... (writer)
- Lost and Found (1962) ... (writer)
- Horoscope (1962) ... (writer)
- Heartbeat (1962) ... (writer)
- Finger of Suspicion (1962) ... (writer)
 1961-1962 Garry Halliday (TV Series) (writer - 13 episodes)
 1961 The Charlie Chester Music Hall (TV Series) (additional material by - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1961) ... (additional material by)
 1961 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Hullo Ragtime (1961) ... (writer)
  Showtime (TV Series) (written by - 26 episodes, 1960 - 1961) (links written by - 11 episodes, 1959)
- Episode #2.26 (1961) ... (written by)
- Episode #2.25 (1961) ... (written by)
- Episode #2.24 (1961) ... (written by)
- Episode #2.23 (1961) ... (written by)
- Episode #2.22 (1961) ... (written by)
 1959-1960 Make Mine Music (TV Series) (material by - 16 episodes)
- Episode #4.6 (1960) ... (material by)
- Episode #4.5 (1960) ... (material by)
- Episode #4.4 (1960) ... (material by)
- Episode #4.3 (1960) ... (material by)
- Episode #4.2 (1960) ... (material by)
 1960 Saturday Playhouse (TV Series) (television adaptation - 1 episode)
- The Difficult Age (1960) ... (television adaptation)
 1959 The Two Charleys (TV Series) (script - 1 episode)
- Yours to Command (1959) ... (script)
 1958 Television Playwright (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1958 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Irving Berlin (1958) ... (writer)
 1958 The World Our Stage (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (1958) ... (writer: The One Day a Year Man)
 1958 Crackerjack! (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #3.12 (1958) ... (writer)
- Episode #3.9 (1958) ... (writer)
 1957 A Choice of Partners (TV Movie) (play)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Wrote the first novels based upon "Doctor Who": Doctor Who and the Daleks and The Crusaders.

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Alternate Names:

David Whittaker
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Trivia:

Began as writer, actor and director with the York Repertory Group, where one of his plays, "A Choice of Partners", attracted the attention of the BBC script department. He later became a noted writer for Doctor Who (1963), as well as sitcoms and musical biographies, such as "Hello Ragtime". He was the first to attempt a 'Doctor Who' novelisation, as early as 1964.

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