Gerry Davis became a BBC story editor in 1965 at the invitation of Head of Serials Donald Wilson, who had been impressed by
a course he had written on TV scriptwriting. He had previously been a newspaper reporter, a merchant seaman and a writer for
the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and had studied opera and worked as a cinema translator in Italy. His first BBC assignments
were on 199 Park Lane and United! and he was then given the chance to take over from Donald Tosh on Doctor Who. Although he
never saw entirely eye to eye with producer Innes Lloyd, he remained in this post for over a year before moving on to edit
another show, First Lady. He later returned to freelance writing, his greatest success coming in the early Seventies with
the BBC's ecological drama Doomwatch, which he co-created with Kit Pedler. From the mid-Seventies he spent most of his time
in Hollywood, writing for American films and TV series and teaching screen-writing courses at the UCLA Film School. He died
on 31 August 1991, aged sixty-four. Nicholas Briggs has been a prolific Doctor Who contributor since 1999, when he began work
on the Big Finish Doctor Who audio dramas, for which he has written and directed extensively and is now Executive Producer.
Nick is also an actor, and since Doctor Who's return to television in 2005, he's worked on set with all four of the new Doctors
as the voice of the Daleks (also providing the voice of the Cybermen, and other aliens). Having spent most of his life in
London, Nick now lives in Dorset with his wife and son, where he hopes life will be more peaceful... But, so far, London keeps
dragging him back.