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Cotton, Donald

Entry updated 11 August 2018. Tagged: Author, TV.

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(1928-1999) UK scriptwriter, who wrote an episode for Adam Adamant Lives! (1966-1967), but had more (though still limited) success with two scripts for Doctor Who, "The Myth Makers" (shown 1965), which he novelized as Doctor Who: The Myth Makers (1985), and "The Gunfighters" (shown 1966), which he novelized as Doctor Who: The Gunfighters (1985), both assembled as The Myth Makers and the Gunfighters (omni 1988). In the scripts – and more visibly in the novelizations – he introduced a welcome vein of sophisticated and erudite wit to the programme. He also worked as an actor. [JC]

Donald Cotton

born 26 April 1928

died 28 December 1999



Doctor Who


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