Classic Series

Mervyn Haisman RIP

Just a quick tribute to writer Mervyn Haisman, who has died.

Haisman, along with Henry Lincoln, wrote the two Yeti serials from the Troughton years, which are two examples of Doctor Who at its absolute finest, in my book. I can’t count the number of times I read Web of Fear, the Target novelisation was always in my desk at school, and I still think of whenever I’m travelling around the Tube in London.

Both The Abominable Snowmen and The Web of Fear are, sadly, no longer in existence but the two stories can be heard on Yeti Attack! from BBC Radio. Web is famous, of course, for introducing The Brig, and the superb Nick Courtney. The audio books are wonderful, and I commend them to you.

Here’s a little animated trailer I found on Youtube for the latter. Thanks for the memories, Mervyn.