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'''Robert Sloman''' ([[18th July|18 July]] [[1926]]-[[24th October|24 October]] [[2005]]) was the [[writer]] of four stories in the original ''[[Doctor Who]]'' [[television]] series.
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'''Robert Sloman''' was the [[writer]] of four stories for the original ''[[Doctor Who]]'' [[television]] series.
   
 
== Biography ==
 
== Biography ==
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Robert Sloman was born in {{w|Oldham}}, [[Lancashire]], [[England]], in [[1926 (people)|1926]]. 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 [[Wikipedia:Oldham|Oldham]], [[Wikipedia:Lancashire|Lancashire]], [[England]], in [[1926]]. 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.
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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 (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>
   
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 under the mutual pseudonym of "'''Guy Leopold'''," with the result being "[[The Daemons]]," still considered by many to be among the best stories in the history of the original series. Under his own name, Sloman also wrote the stories "[[The Time Monster]]," "[[The Green Death]]," and "[[Planet of the Spiders]]," the last marking [[Jon Pertwee]]'s final regular appearance as [[the Doctor]].
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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 retired from the ''Sunday Times'' in [[1974]], moving to [[Wikipedia:Burgess Hill|Burgess Hill]], [[Wikipedia:Sussex|Sussex]], becoming a wholesale distributor for all Sunday papers. He also develped a passion for sailing, and acquired a second home in [[Spain]]. He died in [[December]] of [[2005]].
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He was the father of [[Carol Sloman]].
   
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== Contributions to the mythos ==
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* The departure of [[Jo Grant]]
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* Regeneration of the [[Third Doctor]] into the [[Fourth Doctor]]
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* 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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* [[Kronos]] and the [[Chronovore]]s.
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* [[K'anpo Rimpoche]].
   
 
== External links ==
 
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{{imdb name|id=0806148}}
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* [http://www.guardian.co.uk/otherlives/story/0,16381,1658865,00.html Obituary in ''The Guardian'', 6 December 2005, written by Barry Letts]
   
*[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0806148/ Robert Sloman at the Internet Movie Database]
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== Footnotes ==
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*[http://www.guardian.co.uk/otherlives/story/0,16381,1658865,00.html Obituary in ''The Guardian'', 6 December, 2005, written by Barry Letts]
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[[Category:Doctor Who crew|Sloman, Robert]]
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[[Category:Writers' Guild of Great Britain award winners]]

Revision as of 10:56, July 26, 2019

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Robert Sloman was the writer of four stories for the original Doctor Who television series.

Biography

Robert Sloman was born in Oldham, Lancashire, England, in 1926. 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, 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's final regular appearance as the Third Doctor. Sloman also wrote The Daleks in London, an unproduced serial for Season 9.[1]

Sloman retired from the Sunday Times in 1974, moving to 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.

He was the father of Carol Sloman.

Contributions to the mythos

External links

Footnotes

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