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John Lucarotti (20 May 1926 - 20 November 1994[1]) wrote the screenplays for the Doctor Who stories Marco Polo, The Aztecs, and The Massacre. He later wrote the novelisations of all three stories: Marco Polo, The Aztecs, and The Massacre. Of the three serials he wrote for the series, only The Aztecs survived destruction, with Marco Polo and The Massacre no longer existing in the BBC Archives, and neither of them containing one frame of footage.

Lucarotti also wrote the original script for the Doctor Who story The Ark in Space but was unable to do a rewrite because he was living on a boat in Corsica at the time. Robert Holmes did extensive rewrites and was credited with the story.

Late in his life, he also contributed the inaugural Brief Encounter short story to Doctor Who Magazine, by virtue of which he wrote himself into the Doctor Who universe. It was officially untitled, but came to have the name The Meeting.

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  1. Lucarotti, John. Science Fiction Encyclopedia (8 November 2016). Retrieved on 13 December 2016.