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David Ralph MartinBorn: Tuesday 1st January 1935
Died: Friday 30th March 2007 (age: 72)
Dave Martin was an accomplished television and film writer. He was born in Handsworth, Birmingham, England and contributed numerous scripts for Doctor Who between 1971 and 1979
Martin collaborated with Bob Baker. Together they were nicknamed "The Bristol Boys" by the Doctor Who production teams with whom they worked.
Baker and Martin's most notable contributions to the Doctor Who mythos were probably the robot computer K-9 (created for The Invisible Enemy) and the renegade Time Lord Omega (created for The Three Doctors, Doctor Who's tenth anniversary story).
In 1986, he wrote the Doctor Who Make Your Own Adventure book Search for the Doctor.
In early 2007, Martin, a smoker, was diagnosed with lung cancer; he died of the disease in March.