Doctor Who Worldwide is saddened to learn of the passing of Classic Series writer Eric Pringle at the age of 81.
Originally commissioned for Doctor Who in 1975 by script editor Robert Holmes, penning the eventually abandoned The Angurth for Season 13. He was encouraged by former Who producer Peter Bryant to make a second attempt for the show in 1981, submitting two proposals – The Darkness and War Game.
War Game would eventually develop into The Awakening, one of the more fondly remembered serials of Peter Davison’s final season on the show.
More recently Pringle’s work included adaptations of The Wolves of Willoughby Chase and J. B. Priestley’s The Good Companions for radio and his Radio 4 play Hymus Paradisi (2001) won a Sony Award. Eric also tried his hand at children’s books with Big George and two sequels Big George and the Seventh Knight and Big George and the Winter King.
Our deepest condolences go out to Eric’s many friends and family at this sad time.