Terrance Dicks is a legendary figure in the history of Doctor Who, and today he turns 80.
Initially hired as an assistant script editor, Dicks rose through the ranks, working as a writer and script editor on the show for many years. During his time on the show, he introduced a number of ideas that are now staples of the show, including the Time Lords and the Master. Dicks is also well known for his contributions to the Target novelisations of popular Doctor Who episodes, with over 60 books to his name.
From everyone here at The Gallifrey Times, a very happy birthday to Terrance Dicks.