Donald Tosh has died. He was a former BBC screenwriter who contributed to Doctor Who in 1965. He was the last surviving script editor and writer from the William Hartnell era.
Donald Tosh passed away Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at the age of 85.
“Very sad to hear that Donald Tosh has passed away. A charming, wise, self-effacing man and a fascinating figure in the ‘Doctor Who’ family. RIP”
Very sad to hear that Donald Tosh has passed away. A charming, wise, self-effacing man and a fascinating figure in the ‘Doctor Who’ family. RIP
— Mark Gatiss (@Markgatiss) December 18, 2019
Toby Hadoke @TobyHadoke: “RIP Donald Tosh, last surviving script editor and writer of the William Hartnell era of Doctor Who. Presided over a fascinating and ambitious era of the show. Died December 3rd. Also encouraged the development of Coronation Street.”
Peter Purves @purves_peter: “Donald Tosh. A lovely man, super script editor, and writer. Always a joy to talk to on panels at various cons. He will be missed. His rewriting of The Massacre was his tour de force. RIP”
George @AlmightyCrumpet: “What a shame to hear about Donald Tosh – a steady hand during a period of radical change for the programme. In heavily rewriting “The Massacre of St. Bartholomew’s Eve” I think he secretly penned one of the best pieces of Doctor Who anywhere, ever.”