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John Lucarotti

Last updated 22 July 2015

John Lucarotti

Born: Thu 20th May 1926
Died: Sun 20th November 1994 (age: 68)


John Lucarotti was a British screenwriter.

Lucarotti began his career at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, writing on over 200 various scripts.  

In the UK he created the television series Operation Patch, which he then novelised, The Ravelled Thread and The Panther's Leap. He wrote ten episodes for The Avengers, thirty-two episodes for The Troubleshooters and contributed several episodes to Doctor Who in the 1960s. 

He subsequently novelised his scripts for Target Books. He also contributed a script for what ultimately became the 1975 serial The Ark in Space, but it was rewritten by script editor Robert Holmes, and Lucarotti receives no on-screen credit. He also contributed to, among others, Star Maidens, The Onedin Line, Lieutenant Hornblower, Into The Labyrinth, Kippers and White Wine, United!, Moonbase 3 and Joe 90.

John Lucarotti also wrote for French and Swiss television. He died in Paris.