Writer for Doctor Who, 1964-1976
Louis Marks began his career in television writing for Sapphire Films’ The Adventures of Robin Hood. This led on to a longer stint as script editor and writer on the Associated Rediffusion crime drama No Hiding Place.
In 1970, he joined the BBC as a freelance script editor. While working his way ‘up’ from script editor to producer, Louis wrote four Doctor Who stories: Planet of Giants, Day of the Daleks, Planet of Evil and The Masque of Mandragora.
More recently, Louis has concentrated on producing drama, his impressive credits include: The Lost Boys, The Crucible, Middlemarch, Silas Marner, Daniel Deronda and Loving, based on the novel by Henry Green.
In the Myth Makers, Louis talks about writing for Doctor Who, his career in television and just what makes a good producer.
Technical details, RTP 0349
70 mins approx.
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