|Born||John Vincent Lucarotti
20 May 1926
Aldershot, Hampshire, England, UK
|Died||20 November 1994 (aged 68)
Lucarotti began his career at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, writing on over 200 various scripts for them as well as for Canadian television. He then moved back to England where he had a prolific career. He created the television series Operation Patch (later novelised), The Ravelled Thread, and The Panther's Leap. He wrote ten episodes for The Avengers, thirty-two episodes for The Troubleshooters and contributed fifteen episodes to the BBC's Doctor Who in the 1960s, the three serials: Marco Polo, The Aztecs and The Massacre of St Bartholomew's Eve.
He subsequently novelised his scripts for Target Books. He contributed a script for what ultimately became the 1975 serial The Ark in Space, but it was rewritten by script editor Robert Holmes and Lucarotti received no on-screen credit.
Lucarotti died in Paris on 20 November 1994 at age 68 of spinal cancer.
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