Peter R. Newman

Last updated 09 January 2020

Peter R. Newman (1926-1975)
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Peter Richard Newman

Born: Friday 4th June 1926
Died: Saturday 22nd February 1975 (age: 48)


Peter R. Newman was born in Essex. 

In World War II he served as a pilot in Burma. He used his wartime experiences in a  television play, Yesterday's Enemy, which he later turned into a screenplay for Val Guest; the film version was released in 1959 and nominated for four BAFTA's

As a three-act play, it was published by Samuel French in 1960. 

The Sensorites was Newman's only contribution to Doctor Who, and his last credit for British television. He died in 1975 after an accident.

His life was the subject of a DVD extra, Looking For Peter on the DVD release of The Sensorites.