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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
The Dark Planet
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 Curse of Peladon
Doctor Who and the Curse of Peladon (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780426104520
ISBN-10: 0426104528
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Doctor Who and the Ice Warriors
Doctor Who and the Ice Warriors (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780491021746
ISBN-10: 0491021747
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Doctor Who and The Ice Warriors A Classic Doctor Who Novel
Doctor Who and the Ice Warriors Library Edition
Doctor Who and the Ice Warriors TP
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 The Curse of Peladon
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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Goldhawk
Goldhawk (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780450042652
ISBN-10: 0450042650
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Lords of the Red Planet
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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Moon Stallion
Moon Stallion (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780859391344
ISBN-10: 0859391345
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Queen of Time
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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SPRING AT BROOKFIELD
Spring at Brookfield (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780426165200
ISBN-10: 0426165209
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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