Daleks’ creator Terry Nation to receive blue plaque on childhood home

Posted on 26 June 2013
By Paige Gardiner
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Creator of the most infamous Doctor Who creatures, the Daleks, is to be honoured with a blue plaque marking his childhood home.

Llandaff Society plans to celebrate the life of their creator, Terry Nation, with the plaque on the home he grew up in Cardiff.

The reveal is planned to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the show which is being marked with a special episode on November 23rd.

The Daleks first appeared in the second series in 1963 and have been a mainstay of the programme ever since, becoming iconic of Doctor Who.

The Cardiff-born screenwriter lived in 113 Fairwater Grove West when he was a schoolboy at Canton High School.

He lived at the house until he was 20 before moving to London to make his fortune, and subsequently became a screenwriter, eventually moving to Hollywood.

Terry also developed several other cult sci-fi shows like Blake’s 7 and Survivors, and worked on The Avengers, The Baron, The Persuaders!,The Champions, Department S, and The Saint.