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Anthony Steven (3 August 1916-May 1990) was a veteran television screenwriter who worked on many programmes including All Creatures Great and Small, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and several historically based dramas.
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In 1984, he wrote the script for the Doctor Who story The Twin Dilemma. It was beset by production problems and the scripts were reputedly very slow in arriving; at one point, Steven claimed that his typewriter had "literally exploded". Illness prevented him completing the final drafts, which were instead finished by script editor Eric Saward. The story is widely dismissed as one of the least popular in the series' long history. In SFX #150 new series executive producer Russell T Davies cites the story as "the beginning of the end" of Doctor Who. A 1997 poll by Doctor Who Magazine ranked the serial the second worst of all time), while a 2003 poll by fansite Outpost Gallifrey ranked it worst of all. In 2009, another Doctor Who Magazine poll of the 200 stories produced up to that point saw the serial finish in last place again, along with finishing last in every single age group that voted.