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Peter Grimwade

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Peter Grimwade
Peter Grimwade
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
Career highlights
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

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Peter Grimwade (8 June 1942-15 May 1990) directed and wrote several Doctor Who stories. He also novelised his scripts for the Target Books range.

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.

Grimwade directed Tom Baker's final serial, Logopolis, and Matthew Waterhouse's first and final serials, Full Circle and Earthshock respectively.

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.

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