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Robert Holmes: a Life in Words Paperback – 31 Oct 2013

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  • Paperback: 443 pages
  • Publisher: Telos Publishing Ltd (31 Oct. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845830911
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845830915
  • Product Dimensions: 21.1 x 2.7 x 14.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 596,924 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Telos Publishing description: 'Take "The Talons of Weng-Chiang". Watch Episode One. It's the best dialogue ever written. It's up there with Dennis Potter. By a man called Robert Holmes.' - Russell T Davies 'Go find a list of favourite Doctor Who stories and look for the writer with the most entries! That's our Robert! He took Doctor Who down from space and planets, and slipped all that horror and scariness under your bed and at the back of your hall cupboard.' - Steven Moffat 'One of his great talents was for structure and a non-linear approach to building a story, as well as his unique ability to come up with hordes of weirdly convincing names for aliens that would have put J K Rowling in the shade.' - Robert Banks Stewart 'Bob Holmes was the first writer I ever script-edited. I probably learned more from him than he ever did from me.' - Terrance Dicks 'He was an intelligent, literate writer. There aren't a hell of a lot of those about, you know. And there's one less now...' - Chris Boucher Those who know the work of Robert Holmes will not be at all surprised by the effusive and expansive appreciation in which he is held today by his colleagues, peers, and contemporaries. Whether writing scripts for the far-flung fantasies of Doctor Who or Blake's 7, or for the more everyday gritty reality of Bergerac, Shoestring, Juliet Bravo or Public Eye, Robert Holmes was one of television's most innovative, creative, respected - and least lauded - of talents from the '60s, '70s and '80s. Now, for the first time, this book examines his work in detail. For this is Robert Holmes' life in words ...


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