Sunday, 3 April 2022 - Reported by Marcus
Gary Russell has become the inaugural recipient of The Terrance Dicks Award for Writers presented by The Doctor Who Appreciation Society.
Russell has a long connection with Doctor Who. He worked as a Script editor on The Sarah Jane Adventures and Torchwood and has written a number of Doctor Who related novels.
The ceremony took place on Sunday, at the Society's convention The Capitol Five, held at the Crowne Plaza, London-Gatwick.
Russell received the award, a statue of The Master crafted by Gary Glover of Mooncrest Models, from Terrance's wife Elsa.
On receiving the award Russell said;
To be the recipient of this inaugural award is an honour, a pleasure and a scary responsibility I could never have expected. Terrance was an inspiration, a mentor and above all, a good friend. Thank you to the DWAS and to Elsa and the boys for this amazing award.
The award is given in memory of Terrance Dicks, who was script editor on Doctor Who from 1968 - 1974 and who wrote 45 episodes of the original series.
The Doctor Who Appreciation Society was founded in 1976, and is the oldest Doctor Who fan club in the world.