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|Birth date:||8 June 1942|
|Death date:||15 May 1990|
|In the DWU|
|Main jobs:||Director, Writer, Production assistant|
|Stories:||see credits section|
|Main time period active:||1970-1971, 1974-1975, 1977, 1980-1984|
|Notable non-DWU work:||Director: The Onedin Line, The Omega Factor
Writer: Z-Cars Production Assistant: Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy, All Creatures Great and Small
Grimwade was scheduled to direct a serial for Season 20 entitled The Return, which would later become Resurrection of the Daleks. When industrial action disrupted filming, the story was held over until the following year; the director assigned to it was Matthew Robinson.
Having introduced the character of Turlough in Mawdryn Undead, Grimwade was to write Peter Davison's penultimate serial Planet of Fire that would see the companion written out, but due to constantly changing production requirements he allowed script editor Eric Saward to finish it.
Robophobia, an irrational fear of robots, was at one point referred to in-universe as Grimwade's Syndrome. (TV: The Robots of Death) This was an in-joke reference made after Grimwade — at that time a production assistant — had bemoaned the fact that the stories on which he was assigned to work almost always involved robots.
As production assistant Edit
- Spearhead from Space (uncredited) (DOC: Down to Earth)
- The Dæmons
- Pyramids of Mars
- The Robots of Death
- Horror of Fang Rock
As director Edit
As writer Edit
Target novelisations Edit
- Internet Movie Database at the