Writer for Doctor Who, 1972-1974
Born in 1926, Robert Sloman had an idyllic upbringing with most of his spare time spent on the beach in Devon. He went to University in Exeter, but was far more interested in sport (rowing for Torquay and rugby for Plymouth Albion and Devon).
He became interested in the theatre and, after joining a fortnightly fit-up repertory in Sidmouth, realised quickly he was a lousy actor and writing was better than performing!
After becoming a successful playwright, he was introduced to Barry Letts and thus began one of the most unique writing duos in the history of Doctor Who.
Robert and Barry co-wrote four scripts The Daemons, The Time Monster, The Green Death and Planet of the Spiders.
In this rare interview for Myth Makers, we find out the thinking behind these classic Doctor Who stories and why Robert moved on so quickly after having had such success in the series…
Technical details, RTP 0306
45 mins approx.
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