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David Whitaker (18 April 1928, Knebworth, Hertfordshire – 4 February 1980) was an English screenwriter and novelist best known for his work in the early days of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who. He served as the series' first story editor working on the programme's first fifty-one episodes in this capacity.

He also wrote a number of Doctor Who serials himself. His scripts for the series include The Crusade (1965), The Power of the Daleks (1966) and The Evil of the Daleks (1967), The Enemy of the World (1967/8) and The Wheel in Space (1968, from a story by Kit Pedler), highly regarded by admirers of the series after forty years. Other Dalek work included writing the Dalek comic strip in the children's magazine, TV Century 21, and the 1965 stage play The Curse of the Daleks.

In 1964, Whitaker became the first person to write a novelised adaptation of a Doctor Who serial (ultimately, more than 150 such books would be published over the next 30 years). His book, Doctor Who in an Exciting Adventure with the Daleks, was based upon Terry Nation's teleplay for the first Dalek story. Later in 1973 Target Books purchased the rights to the novelisation and issued it under the jacket title Doctor Who and the Daleks.

In 1965, Whitaker wrote his second Doctor Who novelisation, this time based upon his own script, The Crusade. Both books were originally published by Frederick Muller, with the Dalek story also having a paperback release by Armada; in 1973 Whitaker's books (along with a third novelisation by Bill Strutton based upon The Web Planet) were republished by Target Books, launching its prolific series of novelisations.

At the time of his death, Whitaker was undergoing treatment for cancer. He died leaving his novelisation of his 1968 serial The Enemy of the World only partly finished and his plans to adapt The Evil of the Daleks never coming to pass. The adaptation of The Enemy of the World was completed later by Ian Marter, and The Evil of the Daleks was eventually adapted by John Peel and released in 1993.

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Total Books: 33
Doctor Who and the Crusaders
Doctor Who and the Daleks
2016 - Doctor Who and the Daleks (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781785940552
ISBN-10: 1785940554
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy

Cameron Kale
2013 - Cameron Kale (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781621472322
ISBN-10: 1621472329
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles

Doctor Who The Ambassadors of Death
2009 - Doctor Who the Ambassadors of Death [Classic TV Soundtrack - BBC Audio] (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781408410127
ISBN-10: 1408410125

Understanding Hockey
2006 - Understanding Hockey [Understanding Sport] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781905540143
ISBN-10: 1905540140

FULL RESTORATION Rethinking Issues Concerning Divorced Pastors
Statistical Thinking for Managers
2001 - Statistical Thinking for Managers (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781584882480
ISBN-10: 1584882484
Genres: Business & Money, Science & Math, Engineering & Transportation

The Spirit of Teams
1999 - The Spirit of Teams (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781861260512
ISBN-10: 1861260512

Words from the Worm An Unauthorized Trip Through the Mind of Dennis Rodman
The Hockey Workshop A Complete Game Guide
1993 - The Hockey Workshop a Complete Game Guide [Whitaker] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781852237271
ISBN-10: 1852237279
Genre: Sports & Outdoors

1993 - Doctor Who the Evil of the Daleks [BBC Radio Presents - The Missing Stories] (Audio Cassette)
Doctor Who The Daleks
1992 - Doctor Who the Daleks (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780426101109
ISBN-10: 0426101103
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Coaching Hockey
1986 - Coaching Hockey [Crowood sports books] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780946284184
ISBN-10: 0946284180

Operational Research on the Micro
1984 - Operational Research on the Micro (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780471900832
ISBN-10: 0471900834
Genre: Business & Money

Doctor Who Travels in Time  Space
Doctor Who Travels in Time Space (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9780563504245
ISBN-10: 0563504242
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy

Cd-rom and the Migration From Print [CLSI annual lectures on library automation] (Paperback)
And I Loved Them Voices of a Prison Ministry
In Face of Fear
In Face of Fear (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781860335433
ISBN-10: 1860335438