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Iain McLaughlin


Iain McLaughlin has been writing for a living since 1985. He has worked on numerous comics in the UK and was editor of the Beano for a time. He has written novels, short stories, radio plays and TV episodes, often working with regular writing partner Claire Bartlett. He wrote several stories in the Doctor Who universe, beginning with 2001's The Eye of the Scorpion, which introduced the character of Erimem. He has also written audios for Blake's 7 and radio plays of legendary sleuth Sherlock Holmes. He has also written numerous horror radio plays and created and wrote every episode of Imagination Theater's Kerides The Thinker radio series. He has written for the James Bond anthology, Licence Expired. His noir novel, Movie Star, was released by Thebes Publishing in 2015. He will have several new novels for various publishers available in 2016. He is currently Editor in Chief of Thebes Publishing.


He was born and still lives in Dundee on the east coast of Scotland.



Selected credits:


Doctor Who: The Eye of the Scorpion (Big Finish audio)

Doctor Who: No Place Like Home (Big Finish audio)

Doctor Who: The Veiled Leopard (Big Finish audio)

UNIT: Time Heals (Big Finish audio)

UNIT: The Wasting (Big Finish audio)

Blake's 7: Ghost Ship (Big Finish audio)

Blake's 7: Poison (Big Finish audio)

Kerides the Thinker (all episodes, Imagination Theater)

The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (episodes, Imagination Theater)

The Heart of Frankenstein (Imagination Theater)

Curse of The Mummy (Imagination Theater)

Maestro: The Demon of Sacre Mere (Imagination Theater)


Doctor Who: Blood And Hope (Telos novella)

Time Hunter: Echoes (Telos novella)

The Coming of the Queen (Big Finish novel)

Movie Star (Thebes novel)

Erimem: The Last Pharaoh (Thebes novel)

Erimem: The Beast of Stalingrad (Thebes novella)

Short Stories

Graham Dilley Saves The World (Short Trips: Past Tense) 

The Time Lord's Story (Short Trips: Repercussions)

Far Away In A Manger (Short Trips: The Ghosts of Christmas)

The Web of Terror (Wildthyme In Purple)

The Hopkins Brothers Affair (The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories)

A Dirty Business (Licence Expired: The Unauthorised James Bond)


Dennis the Menace and Gnasher: The Ultimate Prank (Red Kite for CBBC)

Dennis the Menace and Gnasher: Green Paws (Red Kite for CBBC)

Dennis the Menace and Gnasher: Perfect Prefect (Red Kite for CBBC)


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