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Brian Hayles was born on 7 March 1930 in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England. His body of work as a writer for television and film, most notably for the BBC science fiction series Doctor Who, lasted from 1962 to 1978.

Hayles wrote six stories for Doctor Who and is best known for his creation of the Celestial Toymaker in the 1966 story of the same name, the Ice Warriors, introduced in the 1967 story of the same name, and the feudal planet Peladon, the setting for The Curse of Peladon and its sequel The Monster of Peladon.

In addition to script-writing for the radio series The Archers, Hayles penned a novel based on the soap called Spring at Brookfield (Tandem, 1975) set in the period between the two world wars. His other books included novelisations of his Doctor Who serials The Curse of Peladon (Target, 1974) and The Ice Warriors (Target, 1976), an adaptation of his scripts for the BBC drama The Moon Stallion (Mirror Books, 1978), and two horror plays for children, The Curse of the Labyrinth (Dobson, 1976) and Hour of the Werewolf (Dobson, 1976). An original novel entitled Goldhawk (NEL, 1979) was published posthumously.

Apart from Doctor Who, Hayles wrote for such television series as The Regiment, Barlow at Large, Doomwatch, Out of the Unknown, United!, Legend of Death, Public Eye, Z Cars, BBC Playhouse, The Wednesday Thriller and Suspense. He also wrote the screenplays for the feature films Nothing But the Night (1972) and Warlords of Atlantis (1978). The novelisation of the latter by Paul Victor (Futura, 1978) included a preface by Hayles entitled 'The Thinking Behind Atlantis' in which he explained the origins of the film's central concepts.

Hayles's final screenplay was for Arabian Adventure (1979) which he completed shortly before his death on 30 October 1978. The novelisation of the film by Keith Miles (Mirror Books,1979) was dedicated to his memory.
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Total Books: 21
Doctor Who and the Curse of Peladon
2014 - Doctor Who and the Curse of Peladon (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781483042381
ISBN-10: 1483042383
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Lords of the Red Planet
2013 - Lords of the Red Planet [Doctor Who: The Lost Stories] (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781781780978
ISBN-10: 1781780978
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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The Queen of Time
2013 - The Queen of Time [Doctor Who: The Lost Stories] (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781781780961
ISBN-10: 178178096X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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The Dark Planet
2013 - The Dark Planet (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781781780954
ISBN-10: 1781780951
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Doctor Who and the Ice Warriors TP
2013 - Doctor Who and the Ice Warriors Tp (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781849904773
ISBN-10: 1849904774
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Doctor Who and The Ice Warriors A Classic Doctor Who Novel
Doctor Who The Curse of Peladon
1995 - Doctor Who the Curse of Peladon [Doctor Who] (Audio Cassette)
ISBN-13: 9780563388210
ISBN-10: 0563388218
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Doctor Who and the Ice Warriors
1983 - Doctor Who and the Ice Warriors [The Doctor Who Library, No. 33] (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780426108665
ISBN-10: 0426108663
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
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Goldhawk
1979 - Goldhawk (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780450042652
ISBN-10: 0450042650
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Moon Stallion
1978 - Moon Stallion (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780859391344
ISBN-10: 0859391345
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Doctor Who and the Ice Warriors Library Edition