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Paul Magrs was an author and biographer, who lived in the 20th and 21st century Manchester.

Throughout his life, Iris Wildthyme was a friend and an inspiration, even if sometimes Paul didn't realise it.

Biography Edit

Early life Edit

Paul Magrs was born on the 12th of November, 1969, inside a hospital in Jarrow, Tyne and Wear. Later that night, the newborn Paul Magrs would have a fantastical dream about being hypnotised by a Master, to kill Dr Oho at his party. Many dream versions of celebrities appeared in this dream, including Iris Wildthyme. (PROSE: In the Sixties)

When Paul was eight, he owned a record of Geoff Love's Doctor Who theme. It was one of his favourites, and it brought tears to his eyes when he played it.

Presumably sometime between this and becoming an author, Paul once owned the entire collection of one-hundred and fifty "Terrance Dicks" novelisations, which were then stolen and resold at an exorbitant price at a market stall in Newton Aycliffe. However, as he had read and re-read the novels so many times, he decided to rewrite them, with a few minor changes and embellishments. (PROSE: Bafflement and Devotion)

Writing career Edit

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Paul would become the author of a fictional book series, which was based upon Iris Wildthyme and her adventures.

He would then be asked to write a short piece about these books. He did so, and in this piece he wrote about his knowledge of Iris, such as her confusing order of incarnations, and that the first incarnation of Iris was "rather like Edith Sitwell as she's described in Denton Welch's memoirs", and that this incarnation was the one to call upon all seven Irises to the Death Zone. Paul also wrote about the how the Second and Fourth incarnations of the Doctor resembled Patrick Troughton and Tom Baker, respectively, and the impact that Doctor Who left on him. (PROSE: Bafflement and Devotion)

Sometime in the 21st century, Paul would meet Jeremy Hoad, and they would become long-time partners. They would later adopt Fester Cat. (PROSE: Party Fears Two, The Magrs Conundrum!)

In 2009, Brenda sent out a letter advertising her Bed and Breakfast and the biographical book series about her and Effie, penned by Paul. At this time, his books about the strange adventures of Iris now also featured the erudite Panda, and the series had grown a following. (PROSE: Brenda's B&B)

Jeremy, who previously travelled with Iris (PROSE: The Scarlet Empress) would reunite with Iris, and Paul, Jeremy, Iris, and Panda would go on an adventure together. (PROSE: Party Fears Two)

By 2017, Paul Magrs' series about Iris and Panda had become part of mainstream culture, becoming popular enough to be adapted into a TV series, (PROSE: The Magrs Conundrum!) as well as having "Spin-Off Audio Adventures", original novelisations, computer games, comic strips, (PROSE: From Wildthyme with Love) and a prose spin-off series, The Continuing Adventures of Iris Wildthyme. (PROSE: The Magrs Conundrum!)

Undated events Edit

According to one account, Paul Magrs was a young archaeology student in 2570, who helped Bernice Summerfield on a dig. (PROSE: Love and War)

Legacy Edit

Panda found out about the spin-offs of the Iris Wildthyme series from a "super-fan", who didn't know what was canonical, and Iris suspected that the spin-offs didn't count. (PROSE: From Wildthyme with Love)

By the Clockworks, a chemist had the complete works of Paul Magrs bound in human skin. (PROSE: Parsley Sage, Rosemary and Wildthyme)

When the Eighth Doctor travelled with Iris aboard her TARDIS, Iris told the Doctor about Paul Magrs. (PROSE: Bafflement and Devotion)

Works Edit

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Paul Magrs' bibliography included: an untitled piece of prose, (PROSE: Bafflement and Devotion) Never the Bride, Something Borrowed, Conjugal Rites, Hell's Belles; (PROSE: Brenda's B&B) Iris Wildthyme & the Many-Tentacled Menace and the screenplay for Iris Wildthyme & the Mars Conundrum. (PROSE: The Magrs Conundrum!)

Behind the scenes Edit

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