Ben Aaronovitch

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Ben Aaronovitch
Ben Aaronovitch.jpg
Born 1964 (age 50–51)
London, England
Occupation Author/Writer
Notable works Rivers of London
Remembrance of the Daleks
Spouse Marie Aaronovitch (née Fofana) (m. 1992)[1]
Relatives Owen Aaronovitch
David Aaronovitch

Ben Denis Aaronovitch (born 1964) is the London-born British author of the best selling Rivers of London series of novels.



Aaronovitch is the son of the late economist Sam Aaronovitch, a senior member of the Communist Party of Great Britain,[2] and the younger brother of actor Owen Aaronovitch and journalist David Aaronovitch.[3] He attended Holloway School.[4]

Doctor Who and TV work[edit]

Aaronovitch wrote two Doctor Who serials Remembrance of the Daleks (1988) and Battlefield (1989) for BBC television, and also the novelization of the former.

He wrote one episode for Casualty (1990) and was then a regular writer on science fiction series Jupiter Moon.[5]

He subsequently wrote or co-wrote three Doctor Who spin-off novels in the Virgin Publishing New Adventures range; he created the character Kadiatu Lethbridge-Stewart who became a semi-regular in the New Adventures. He has also written a novel and several short stories published by Big Finish Productions featuring the character of Bernice Summerfield, who was originally developed in the New Adventures. He also co-wrote a Doctor Who audio drama for Big Finish, and has written a number of Blake's 7 spin-off audio dramas.

Rivers of London[edit]

Aaronovitch currently lives in Wimbledon and is working on a series of urban fantasy police procedurals (Rivers of London).


Doctor Who[edit]


  • "Results" (1990)

Jupiter Moon[edit]

  • Episode 69 (1990)
  • Episode 70 (1990)
  • Episode 80 (1990)
  • Episode 81 (1990)
  • Episode 95 (1990)
  • Episode 119 (1996)
  • Episode 120 (1996)
  • Episode 131 (1996)
  • Episode 132 (1996)
  • Episode 148 (1996)

Dark Knight[edit]

  • "Stonegod" (2001)

Audio Dramas[edit]

Blake's 7[edit]

  • Rebel (2007)
  • When Vila Met Gan (2008)
  • Eye of the Machine (2008)
  • Blood and Earth (2009)

Doctor Who[edit]


Doctor Who novelisations[edit]

Virgin New Adventures (Doctor Who)[edit]

Rivers of London[edit]



Rivers of London - Body Work[edit]

  • Body Work #1 - 16th July 2015
  • Body Work #2 - 19th August 2015
  • Body Work #3 - 16th September 2015

Short stories[edit]

Rivers of London series[edit]


  1. ^ England and Wales, Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005
  2. ^ Barker, Martin (1992). A Haunt of Fears: The Strange History of the British Horror Comics Campaign. Univ. Press of Mississippi. p. 20. ISBN 978-1-61703-747-4. Retrieved 25 July 2014. 
  3. ^ John Grahl (8 June 1998). "Obituary: Sam Aaronovitch". The Independent. Archived from the original on 8 June 1998. 
  4. ^ The Old Camdenians Club. Retrieved 31 January 2015
  5. ^ "Ben Aaronovitch". Zeno Agency. Retrieved 28 February 2015. 
  6. ^ "Del Rey Buys Ben Aaronovitch’s RIVERS OF LONDON Series…". Zeno Literary Agency. 2010-03-01. Archived from the original on 14 September 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-08. 

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