Writer for Doctor Who, 1978-1980
David Fisher was born to be a writer. At the age of eight he decided to rewrite Treasure Island! After National Service he went into advertising, eventually finding himself working for STV (Scottish Television) where he was offered the chance to write for television on The One O’Clock Gang.
Moving down to London, he started writing for some of the leading dramas of the day, including Orlando (1967), Dixon of Dock Green (1969), The Troubleshooters (1969), Crown Court (1974), The Mackinnons (1977) and Hammer House of Horror (1984).
He wrote four stories for Doctor Who – The Stones of Blood (1978), The Androids of Tara (1978), The Creature From the Pit (1979) and The Leisure Hive (1980).
He also wrote the story that became City of Death (1979) … but that’s a story told in this DVD!
In later years, he collaborated with Anthony Read on a number of historical books dealing with subjects including WW2 espionage and the Nazi persecution of the Jews.
Technical details, RTP 0465
55 mins approx.
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