With Demons of the Punjab, he became the second person of colour (in broadcast order) to contribute a script to Doctor Who, after Malorie Blackman. Patel's Doctor Who debut focused on the Partition of India in 1947. He told Radio Times:
As a member of the writer's room for that series, he also took part in planning for other episodes. After possible titles for episode 4 were discussed by the team, Patel suggested Arachnids in the UK, which became the final title. His idea was a reference to the Sex Pistols song, Anarchy in the U.K.. (DWM 531)
He also wrote two short stories, both of which tied into his TV episodes: Letters from the Front for The Target Storybook (featuring characters from Demons of the Punjab) and The Tourist for Adventures in Lockdown (featuring characters from Fugitive of the Judoon).
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Footnotes[edit | edit source]
- Bond, Kimberley (11 November 2018). What happened during the partition of India?. RadioTimes. Retrieved on 11 November 2018.