Henry Lincoln (born 12 February 1930 as Henry Soskin) and Mervyn Haisman wrote the Doctor Who stories The Abominable Snowmen, The Web of Fear and The Dominators. Though due to extensive changes being done to the script for The Dominators without their consent, Lincoln and Haisman withdrew their names and the pseudonym Norman Ashby was used. They stopped writing for Doctor Who after a disagreement with the BBC over who owned the comic-strip rights to characters and races they created.
With Haisman, Lincoln created the character of Brigadier (originally Colonel) Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart.
Away from Doctor Who, Henry Lincoln is best known for his non-fiction book The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail which provided the inspiration for the popular Dan Brown novel The Da Vinci Code.
He is the earliest surviving writer who has written for Doctor Who and the only one from the Troughton era.
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