Peter R. Newman
Peter Richard Newman (4 June 1926 – 22 February 1975) was an English television screenwriter in the 1950s and 1960s. He was born in Ilford in the London Borough of Redbridge. He wrote a television play, Yesterday's Enemy, which he later turned into a screenplay for Val Guest; the film version was released in 1959. As a three-act play, it was published by Samuel French in 1960.
He wrote The Sensorites for the first season of Doctor Who in 1963-64. This would be Newman's only contribution to Doctor Who, and indeed his last credit for British television. He subsequently developed writer's block and took a job as a porter at the Tate Gallery. He died in 1975 after suffering a cerebral haemorrhage following an accident at home in which he fell down a flight of stairs and hit his head on an iron radiator.
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