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Robert Sloman was born in {{w|Oldham}}, [[Lancashire]], [[England]]. He attended St. Boniface School and Exeter University. After a brief stint in repertory theatre, he took a job with the ''Sunday Times'' circulation department, eventually becoming distribution manager.
 
Robert Sloman was born in {{w|Oldham}}, [[Lancashire]], [[England]]. He attended St. Boniface School and Exeter University. After a brief stint in repertory theatre, he took a job with the ''Sunday Times'' circulation department, eventually becoming distribution manager.
   
Sloman never lost his love for the theatre, co-writing two successful plays with Laurence Dobie, "The Golden Rivet" and "The Tinker." "Tinker" was later made into a film, ''The Wild and the Willing'', in 1962. In 1972 he was approached by friend [[Barry Letts]] about writing a story for ''[[Doctor Who]]''. They collaborated on four stories together; their first, ''[[The Dæmons (TV story)|The Dæmons]], ''was written under the pseudonym of "[[Guy Leopold]]". On the other three, only Sloman was credited. These were ''[[The Time Monster (TV story)|The Time Monster]]'', ''[[The Green Death (TV story)|The Green Death]]'' and ''[[Planet of the Spiders (TV story)|Planet of the Spiders]]'', the last marking [[Jon Pertwee|Jon Pertwee's]] final regular appearance as the [[Third Doctor]]. Sloman also wrote ''[[The Daleks in London (TV story)|The Daleks in London]]'', an unproduced serial for [[Season 9]].<ref>[http://www.shannonsullivan.com/drwho/lostaf.html]</ref>
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Sloman never lost his love for the theatre, co-writing two successful plays with Laurence Dobie, "The Golden Rivet" and "The Tinker." "Tinker" was later made into a film, ''The Wild and the Willing'', in 1962. In 1972 he was approached by friend [[Barry Letts]] about writing a story for ''[[Doctor Who]]''. They collaborated on four stories together; their first, ''[[The Dæmons]], ''was written under the pseudonym of "[[Guy Leopold]]". On the other three, only Sloman was credited. These were ''[[The Time Monster]]'', ''[[The Green Death]]'' and ''[[Planet of the Spiders]]'', the last marking [[Jon Pertwee|Jon Pertwee's]] final regular appearance as the [[Third Doctor]]. Sloman also wrote ''[[The Daleks in London]]'', an unproduced serial for [[Season 9]].<ref>[http://www.shannonsullivan.com/drwho/lostaf.html]</ref>
   
 
Sloman [[retire|retired from]] the ''Sunday Times'' in 1974, moving to {{w|Burgess Hill}}, [[Sussex]], becoming a wholesale distributor for all Sunday papers. He also developed a passion for sailing and acquired a second home in [[Spain]].
 
Sloman [[retire|retired from]] the ''Sunday Times'' in 1974, moving to {{w|Burgess Hill}}, [[Sussex]], becoming a wholesale distributor for all Sunday papers. He also developed a passion for sailing and acquired a second home in [[Spain]].
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* The departure of [[Jo Grant]]
 
* The departure of [[Jo Grant]]
 
* Regeneration of the [[Third Doctor]] into the [[Fourth Doctor]]
 
* Regeneration of the [[Third Doctor]] into the [[Fourth Doctor]]
* In ''[[The Dæmons (TV story)|The Dæmons]]'' one of the most-quoted lines of dialogue in the franchise's history: [[the Brigadier|the Brigadier's]] order "Chap with the wings - five rounds rapid!"
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* In ''[[The Dæmons]]'' one of the most-quoted lines of dialogue in the franchise's history: [[the Brigadier|the Brigadier's]] order "Chap with the wings - five rounds rapid!"
 
* [[Kronos]] and the [[Chronovore]]s.
 
* [[Kronos]] and the [[Chronovore]]s.
 
* [[K'anpo Rimpoche]].
 
* [[K'anpo Rimpoche]].
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