Robert Perry (writer)
Robert Perry (born in South Wales) is a Welsh novelist and television screenwriter. He was script-editor on the BBC soap opera EastEnders, as well as writing for the television series Family Affairs and Is Harry on the Boat?. He has also worked as a storyliner on Emmerdale.
Perry's first writing work was the short story Question Mark Pyjamas in the second volume of the Virgin Decalog anthology series: this was the first story that Perry wrote with his long-term writing partner Mike Tucker. This was followed by several stories for the BBC Short Trips anthology, again all co-written with Tucker.
In October 1997, the first book in Tucker and Perry's self-styled Season 27 run was publish as part of BBC Books' Past Doctor Adventures series. The book, Illegal Alien, was rumoured to be based on a script which was in consideration for production had a twenty-seventh season of Doctor Who gone ahead. Tucker and Perry continued to write their Season 27 stories, with the novels Matrix (1998), Storm Harvest (1999), and Loving the Alien (2003).