The Life and Times of a Doctor Who Dummy

No. 5 of 11 in the Miscellaneous biographies series
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By:Robin Squire
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Released:  March 2015
Publisher:  Greenwave Editions
Format: paperback
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Note:  Biography of Robin Squire, who briefly worked as a trainee script editor on Doctor Who in 1969 and also appeared on-screen as an Auton in Jon Pertwee’s debut Spearhead from Space. The paperback is no longer available from Amazon, but the ebook edition is.

Cover blurb:
When young-out-of-work salesman Robin Squire set out one summer day in 1965 to hitch-hike to the South of France for fun, he happened to catch the Beatles in concert at Nice and was inspired thereby to write a novel about a pop group. He did so, got it published, was invited to join BBC TV on the strength of it and found himself playing the first Doctor Who alien to appear in colour on our television screens in Jon Pertwee’s debut as the Time Lord.

"But bullets cannot harm me. I am a virtually indestructible, world-domination-seeking plastic alien whose only emotion is the lust for absolute power and the subjugation of the human race. Apart from that I’m quite nice, really."

Robin Squire has been a soldier, bingo steward, spare parts driver, hot-dog seller, magazine journalist, film extra, factory paint-grinder, ditch-digger, copy-editor and TV support artiste. He has two lovely daughters, is a proud grandfather, and currently lives in Hertfordshire.

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