Take another quiz >

Classic Doctor Who Writers

Can you name all the writers to have written for Doctor Who during its original run from 1963-1989?
Grey boxes indicate an uncredited writer.
Black boxes indicate the use of a pen name, which does not need to be guessed.
Red boxes indicate an unaired serial.
Quiz by FowlChr
Rate:
Last updated: February 11, 2020
First submittedFebruary 11, 2020
Times taken10
25:00
Enter writer here
0
 / 68 guessed
The quiz is paused. You have remaining.
Scoring
You scored / = %
This beats or equals % of test takers also scored 100%
The average score is
Your high score is
Your fastest time is
Keep scrolling down for answers and more stats ...
SEASON 1 (1963-64)
Serial Title
Writer(s)
An Unearthly Child
Anthony Coburn
C. E. Webber
The Daleks
Terry Nation
The Edge of Destruction
David Whitaker
Marco Polo
John Lucarotti
The Keys of Marinus
Terry Nation
The Aztecs
John Lucarotti
The Sensorites
Peter R. Newman
The Reign of Terror
Dennis Spooner
 
SEASON 3 (1965-66)
Serial Title
Writer(s)
Galaxy 4
William Emms
Mission to the Unknown
Terry Nation
The Myth Makers
Donald Cotton
The Daleks' Master Plan
Terry Nation
Dennis Spooner
The Massacre of St Bartholomew's Eve
John Lucarotti
Donald Tosh
The Ark
Paul Erickson
Lesley Scott
The Celestial Toymaker
Brian Hayles
Donald Tosh
The Gunfighters
Donald Cotton
The Savages
Ian Stuart Black
The War Machines
Ian Stuart Black
 
SEASON 5 (1967-68)
Serial Title
Writer(s)
The Tomb of the Cybermen
Kit Pedler
Gerry Davis
The Abominable Snowmen
Mervyn Haisman
Henry Lincoln
The Ice Warriors
Brian Hayles
The Enemy of the World
David Whitaker
The Web of Fear
Mervyn Haisman
Henry Lincoln
Fury from the Deep
Victor Pemberton
The Wheel in Space
David Whitaker
Kit Pedler
 
SEASON 7 (1970)
Serial Title
Writer(s)
Spearhead from Space
Robert Holmes
Doctor Who and the Silurians
Malcolm Hulke
The Ambassadors of Death
David Whitaker
Trevor Ray
Malcolm Hulke
Terrance Dicks
Inferno
Don Houghton
 
SEASON 9 (1972)
Serial Title
Writer(s)
Day of the Daleks
Louis Marks
The Curse of Peladon
Brian Hayles
The Sea Devils
Malcolm Hulke
The Mutants
Bob Baker
Dave Martin
The Time Monster
Robert Sloman
Barry Letts
 
SEASON 11 (1973-74)
Serial Title
Writer(s)
The Time Warrior
Robert Holmes
Invasion of the Dinosaurs
Malcolm Hulke
Death to the Daleks
Terry Nation
The Monster of Peladon
Brian Hayles
Planet of the Spiders
Robert Sloman
Barry Letts
 
SEASON 13 (1975-76)
Serial Title
Writer(s)
Terror of the Zygons
Robert Banks Stewart
Planet of Evil
Louis Marks
Pyramids of Mars
'Stephen Harris'
Lewis Greifer
Robert Holmes
The Android Invasion
Terry Nation
The Brain of Morbius
'Robin Bland'
Terrance Dicks
Robert Holmes
The Seeds of Doom
Robert Banks Stewart
 
SEASON 15 (1977-78)
Serial Title
Writer(s)
Horror of Fang Rock
Terrance Dicks
The Invisible Enemy
Bob Baker
Dave Martin
Image of the Fendahl
Chris Boucher
The Sun Makers
Robert Holmes
Underworld
Bob Baker
Dave Martin
The Invasion of Time
'David Agnew'
Graham Williams
Anthony Read
 
SEASON 17 (1979-80)
Serial Title
Writer(s)
Destiny of the Daleks
Terry Nation
City of Death
'David Agnew'
Douglas Adams
Graham Williams
David Fisher
The Creature from the Pit
David Fisher
Nightmare of Eden
Bob Baker
The Horns of Nimon
Anthony Read
Shada
Douglas Adams
 
SEASON 19 (1982)
Serial Title
Writer(s)
Castrovalva
Christopher H. Bidmead
Four to Doomsday
Terence Dudley
Kinda
Christopher Bailey
The Visitation
Eric Saward
Black Orchid
Terence Dudley
Earthshock
Eric Saward
Time-Flight
Peter Grimwade
 
SEASON 21 (1984)
Serial Title
Writer(s)
Warriors from the Deep
Johnny Byrne
The Awakening
Eric Pringle
Frontios
Christopher H. Bidmead
Resurrection of the Daleks
Eric Saward
Planet of Fire
Peter Grimwade
The Caves of Androzani
Robert Holmes
The Twin Dilemma
Anthony Steven
 
SEASON 23 (1986: THE TRIAL OF A TIME LORD)
Serial Title
Writer(s)
The Mysterious Planet
Robert Holmes
Mindwarp
Philip Martin
Terror of the Vervoids
Pip and Jane Baker
The Ultimate Foe
Robert Holmes
Pip and Jane Baker
 
SEASON 25 (1988-89)
Serial Title
Writer(s)
Remembrance of the Daleks
Ben Aaronovitch
The Happiness Patrol
Graeme Curry
Silver Nemesis
Kevin Clarke
The Greatest Show in the Galaxy
Stephen Wyatt
SEASON 2 (1964-65)
Serial Title
Writer(s)
Planet of Giants
Louis Marks
The Dalek Invasion of Earth
Terry Nation
The Rescue
David Whitaker
The Romans
Dennis Spooner
The Web Planet
Bill Strutton
The Crusade
David Whitaker
The Space Museum
Glyn Jones
The Chase
Terry Nation
The Time Meddler
Dennis Spooner
 
SEASON 4 (1966-67)
Serial Title
Writer(s)
The Smugglers
Brian Hayles
The Tenth Planet
Kit Pedler
Gerry Davis
The Power of the Daleks
David Whitaker
The Highlanders
Elwyn Jones
Gerry Davis
The Underwater Menace
Geoffrey Orme
The Moonbase
Kit Pedler
The Macra Terror
Ian Stuart Black
The Faceless Ones
David Ellis
Malcolm Hulke
The Evil of the Daleks
David Whitaker
 
SEASON 6 (1968-69)
Serial Title
Writer(s)
The Dominators
'Norman Ashby'
Mervyn Haisman
Henry Lincoln
The Mind Robber
Derrick Sherwin
Peter Ling
The Invasion
Derrick Sherwin
Kit Pedler
The Krotons
Robert Holmes
The Seeds of Death
Brian Hayles
Terrance Dicks
The Space Pirates
Robert Holmes
The War Games
Terrance Dicks
Malcolm Hulke
 
SEASON 8 (1971)
Serial Title
Writer(s)
Terror of the Autons
Robert Holmes
The Mind of Evil
Don Houghton
The Claws of Axos
Bob Baker
Dave Martin
Colony in Space
Malcolm Hulke
The Dæmons
'Guy Leopold'
Robert Sloman
Barry Letts
 
SEASON 10 (1972-73)
Serial Title
Writer(s)
The Three Doctors
Bob Baker
Dave Martin
Carnival of Monsters
Robert Holmes
Frontier in Space
Malcolm Hulke
Planet of the Daleks
Terry Nation
The Green Death
Robert Sloman
Barry Letts
 
SEASON 12 (1974-75)
Serial Title
Writer(s)
Robot
Terrance Dicks
The Ark in Space
Robert Holmes
The Sontaran Experiment
Bob Baker
Dave Martin
Genesis of the Daleks
Terry Nation
Revenge of the Cybermen
Gerry Davis
 
SEASON 14 (1976-77)
Serial Title
Writer(s)
The Masque of Mandragora
Louis Marks
The Hand of Fear
Bob Baker
Dave Martin
The Deadly Assassin
Robert Holmes
The Face of Evil
Chris Boucher
The Robots of Death
Chris Boucher
The Talons of Weng-Chiang
Robert Holmes
 
SEASON 16 (1978-79)
Serial Title
Writer(s)
The Ribos Operation
Robert Holmes
The Pirate Planet
Douglas Adams
The Stones of Blood
David Fisher
The Androids of Tara
David Fisher
The Power of Kroll
Robert Holmes
The Armageddon Factor
Bob Baker
Dave Martin
 
SEASON 18 (1980-81)
Serial Title
Writer(s)
The Leisure Hive
David Fisher
Meglos
John Flanagan
Andrew McCulloch
Full Circle
Andrew Smith
State of Decay
Terrance Dicks
Warriors' Gate
Stephen Gallagher
The Keeper of Traken
Johnny Byrne
Logopolis
Christopher H. Bidmead
 
SEASON 20 (1983)
Serial Title
Writer(s)
Arc of Infinity
Johnny Byrne
Snakedance
Christopher Bailey
Mawdryn Undead
Peter Grimwade
Terminus
Stephen Gallagher
Enlightenment
Barbara Clegg
The King's Demons
Terence Dudley
The Five Doctors
Terrance Dicks
 
SEASON 22 (1985)
Serial Title
Writer(s)
Attack of the Cybermen
Paula Moore
Vengeance on Varos
Philip Martin
The Mark of the Rani
Pip and Jane Baker
The Two Doctors
Robert Holmes
Timelash
Glen McCoy
Revelation of the Daleks
Eric Saward
 
SEASON 24 (1987)
Serial Title
Writer(s)
Time and the Rani
Pip and Jane Baker
Paradise Towers
Stephen Wyatt
Delta and the Bannermen
Malcolm Kohll
Dragonfire
Ian Briggs
 
SEASON 26 (1989)
Serial Title
Writer(s)
Battlefield
Ben Aaronovitch
Ghost Light
Marc Platt
The Curse of Fenric
Ian Briggs
Survival
Rona Munro
No comments yet