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Eric Pringle (born in Morpeth, Northumberland, England) is a British writer for radio and television. He has also written three novels for children.

He was one of the writers of the 1972 television series Pretenders, and of the 1974 series The Carnforth Practice.

In 1975, he was commissioned by then-Doctor Who script editor Robert Holmes to pen a two-part serial entitled The Angurth for the programme's thirteenth season. This was eventually abandoned, but in 1981, Pringle was encouraged by his agent, former Who producer Peter Bryant, to submit new material for the show. Pringle delivered two proposals for four-part stories to the production office in August, one called The Darkness (possibly featuring the Daleks) and another entitled War Game. Script editor Eric Saward finally responded to Pringle, and in 1982, Pringle was asked to put together a scene breakdown for War Game.

By 1983, War Game had been rechristened The Awakening (and may also have been called Poltergeist at some point). Saward and producer John Nathan-Turner had also come to the realisation that the story did not merit four episodes, and so Pringle was asked to condense it down to fit the two-part slot for Season Twenty-One. Pringle concurred and performed the necessary rewrites by April. Saward was still not satisfied with Pringle's modifications; consequently, he elected to heavily rewrite The Awakening. Pringle was not particularly pleased with Saward's rewrites, believing they made the story confusing and rushed. The Awakening would be his only contribution to Doctor Who.

Much of Pringle's more recent work has been for the radio including an adaptations of The Wolves of Willoughby Chase and J. B. Priestley's The Good Companions. His 2001 BBC Radio 4 play Hymus Paradisi about the life of composer Herbert Howells won a Sony Award. That year also saw the publication of his children's novel Big George. This has been followed by two sequels Big George and the Seventh Knight and Big George and the Winter King. The Big George books are a retelling of the George and the Dragon myth with a science fiction twist.
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Total Books: 12
Doctor Who The Awakening An Unabridged Classic Doctor Who Novel
Big George and the Winter King
2004 - Big George and the Winter King (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780747563419
ISBN-10: 0747563411
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Big George
2003 - Big George (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780754064251
ISBN-10: 0754064255
Genre: Children's Books
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Big George
2003 - Big George (Other)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780613625067
ISBN-10: 0613625064
Genre: Children's Books
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Big George and the Seventh Knight
2002 - Big George and the Seventh Knight (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780747555391
ISBN-10: 0747555397
Genre: Children's Books
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Big George
2002 - Big George (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780747555445
ISBN-10: 0747555443
Genre: Children's Books
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Big George
2001 - Big George (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781550377125
ISBN-10: 1550377124
Genre: Children's Books
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Big George
2001 - Big George (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781550377132
ISBN-10: 1550377132
Genre: Children's Books
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Big George
2001 - Big George (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780747551591
ISBN-10: 0747551596
Genre: Children's Books
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Doctor Who The Awakening
1992 - Doctor Who the Awakening (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780426201588
ISBN-10: 0426201582
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.
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Doctor Who-The Awakening
Doctor Who-the Awakening (Hardcover)Paperback, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780491031943
ISBN-10: 0491031947
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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The Awakening Library Edition
The Awakening Library Edition [Doctor Who] (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781483016870
ISBN-10: 1483016870
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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