C E Webber

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C E Webber
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Cecil Edwin Webber

An Adventure in Space and Time: Biography

CE Webber was a playwright and television script writer during the 1950s and 1960s, with contributions to television including his earliest film script, The Barber and The Donkey (1952), series like The Silver Sword (1957/8), The Riddle of the Red Wolf (1958), Ask for King Billy (1959), The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1960), Swallows and Amazons (1963), and Thorndyke (1964). Plays have included Be Good, Sweet Maid (1957), Out of the Frying Pan (1960), and The Mortal Bard (1964).

In 1963, Webber was responsible for the creating the concept of regular sci-fi show for Saturday television, and outlining the concept of Doctor Who. He worked on the pilot script for the series, which ultimately became the first story of the show written by Anthony Coburn.