Classic Doctor Who Writer Dies

Doctor Who writer Philip ‘Pip’ Baker has sadly passed away.  Pip co-wrote several serials with his wife Jane during the Sixth and Seventh Doctors tenure.


The Bakers scripted/contributed to four serials for the programme in the 1980s: The Mark of the Rani (1985), The Trial of a Time Lord (1986) Parts 9–12 and 14 (also known as Terror of the Vervoids and The Ultimate Foe); and Time and the Rani (1987).

They have also written novelisations of these stories, as well as a Make Your Own Adventure With Doctor Who (Find Your Fate With Doctor Who in the United States) gamebook titled Race Against Time.

Pip and Jane’s audio story The Rani Reaps the Whirlwind featured the return of the Rani and was released in 2000.


Prior to Doctor Who, they scripted the episode A Matter of Balance (1976) for Gerry Anderson‘s TV series Space: 1999, as well as the films Night of the Big Heat (1967) and Captain Nemo and the Underwater City (1969).

In the 1990s, they created and wrote the CBBC series Watt on Earth, the eponymous Watt being an alien who is trapped on Earth.


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