Marc Platt

British writer (1953- ) associated mainly with the Doctor Who universe, for which he has written Ties in various media

1953   -  

country of citizenship: United Kingdom
language of expression: English
occupation: writer, novelist, screenwriter, science fiction writer

Marc Platt (born 1953) is a British writer. He is known for his work with the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who. After studying catering at a technical college, Platt worked first for Trust House Forte, and then in administration for the BBC. He wrote the 1989 Doctor Who serial Ghost Light based on two proposals, one of which later became the novel Lungbarrow. That novel was greatly anticipated by fans as it was the culmination of the so-called "Cartmel Masterplan", revealing details of the Doctor's background and family. After the original series' cancellation Platt wrote the script for the audio Doctor Who drama Spare Parts. The script was the inspiration for the 2006 Doctor Who television story "Rise of the Cybermen"/"The Age of Steel", for which Platt received a thanks in the end credits and a fee. He lives in London.
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Cat's Cradle: Time's Crucible

book by Marc Platt

author: Marc Platt



book by Marc Platt

author: Marc Platt


Old Friends

book by Jonathan Clements

author: Jonathan Clements, Marc Platt



1996 novelisation of Doctor Who film

author: Marc Platt


The Beginning

author: Marc Platt

Children of Seth

author: Christopher Bailey, Marc Platt

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