UK screenwriter involved in the inception of the long-running BBC TELEVISION series DR WHO; he created in 1963 its most famous villains, the DALEKS, the story of which he subsequently told in The Official Doctor Who and the Daleks Book (1988) with John Peel, the relevant episodesappearing as Doctor Who: The Scripts: The Daleks * (coll 1989) with John McElroy. In 1975 TN created a post- HOLOCAUST series, SURVIVORS, also forBBC TV, which rather unsuccessfully attempted to capture on tv the flavour of the English DISASTER novel; his novelization is The Survivors * (1976). Rebecca's World (1975), illustrated with bravura by Larry Learmonth, is afable for young children about ECOLOGY. In 1978 TN created a further sf series for tv, BLAKE'S SEVEN; he wrote all 13 episodes of this SPACE OPERA's 1st season as well as 6 later episodes, but by the time of itsweak 4th (and last) season in 1981 his association with it had ceased.

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