Dave Martin

Last updated 09 January 2020

Dave Martin (1935-2007)
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David Ralph Martin

Born: 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 DoctorsDoctor Who's tenth anniversary story).

They also worked together on the 1975 children's science fantasy television serial Sky and Into the Labyrinth.

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.