Sixth ‘Doctor Who’ Colin Baker has revealed the sad news that Jane Baker has passed away.
Jane Baker was one half of the husband and wife writing team of Pip and Jane Baker, who wrote four stories for the classic run of ‘Doctor Who’ during the 80s, which was a very difficult time for the series – and both Pip and Jane came up with the two stories, which introduced us to The Rani.
During their time on the show Pip and Jane wrote ‘The Mark of the Rani,’ ‘Terror of the Vervoids,’ ‘The Ultimate Foe’ and ‘Time and the Rani.’
Colin Baker, who starred in 3 of of Pip and Jane Baker’s episodes broke the sad news earlier over Twitter.
So very very sad to learn that Jane Baker of Pip and Jane fame – Doctor Who writers from my era – has died. My thoughts are with Pip.
— Colin Baker (@SawbonesHex) September 9, 2014
Jane Baker has the distinction of being one of only four women to have written or co – written ‘Doctor Who’ novelizations.
In the 1990s, Pip and Jane created and wrote the CBBC series Watt on Earth, the eponymous Watt being an alien who is trapped on Earth.