Writer for Doctor Who, 1988-1989
Ben Aaronovitch was born and raised in London. He had (he says) the sort of unrelentingly uninteresting childhood that drives a person to drink or Science Fiction!
The latter proved useful in his early career, when he wrote two successful Doctor Who stories, Remembrance of the Daleks and Battlefield … plus a number of successful books and audio dramas.
It was while running the Crime and Science Fiction sections at the Covent Garden branch of Waterstones that he conceived the Rivers of London series … and when the first book proved to be a runaway success he waited all of five minutes to give up the day job and return to the bliss that is a full time writing career. He promises that he is hard at work on the next Peter Grant novel and not playing computer games - honest.
This interview, by Robert Dick, was filmed in front of an audience at Myth Makers Live 2 at The Colour House Theatre in January 2023.
Technical details, RTP 0581
70 mins approx.
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