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Doctor Who Reference Books

Reference Books covering a wide range of subjects

 

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About Time 7: The Unauthorised Guide to Doctor Who 2005-06 (Series 1 and 2)

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In About Time, the whole of classic Doctor Who is examined through the lens of the real-world social and political changes — as well as ongoing developments in television production — that influenced the series in ways big and small over the course of a generation. Armed with these guidebooks, readers will be able to cast their minds back to 1975, 1982 and other years to best appreciate the series’ content and character.

Volume 7 of this series focuses on Series 1 and 2 (2005 to 2006) of the revamped Doctor Who starring Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant. Essays in this volume include: Why Now? Why Wales?; Is the New Series More Xenophobic?; What’s So Great About the 51st Century?; Gay Agenda? What Gay Agenda?; Is Arthur the Horse a Companion?; and more.

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Andrew Cartmel: Script Doctor (SIGNED)

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Release Date 23 August 2019

"There are worlds out there where the sky is burning, and the sea's asleep, and the rivers dream. People made of smoke, and cities made of song. Somewhere there's danger, somewhere there’s injustice, and somewhere else the tea's getting cold. Come on, Ace — we’ve got work to do!"

 

Andrew Cartmel was the script editor on Doctor Who from 1986 to 1989. During his time on the show he introduced the seventh Doctor and his companion Ace (Sylvester McCoy and Sophie Aldred) and oversaw forty-two scripts written by eight writers new to the series.

 

With a clear mission to bring proper science fiction back into Doctor Who, he formulated what was later termed ‘The Cartmel Masterplan’, re-introducing the mystery to the character of the Doctor as the series celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary and beyond.

 

‘Script Doctor’ is his memoir of this time based on his diaries written sometimes on set and sometimes not even in the diary itself but on the back of scripts. Illustrated with 32 pages of photographs, many of them not published before, this is a vivid account of life in the Doctor Who production office in the late eighties.

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An Electric Storm: Daphne, Delia and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop

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With extensive access to the Daphne Oram and Delia Derbyshire archives, and interviews with associates and members of the original BBC Radiophonic Workshop, this book contains all you need to know about the innovative and experimental geniuses who were responsible for a golden age of electronic music in Britain and some of the most famous sounds to be heard on UK television.

 

From the formative years before the Workshop was established right up to its dissolution in the late 90s, and unlikely rebirth today, all the history is here. Not only that, but author Ned Netherwood also provides the first ever in depth guide to the discography of the Radiophonic Workshop and its members.

 

Whether you are a Doctor Who fan who loves the theme tune, an experimental music enthusiast with an ear for abstract sound or an obsessive record collector, there is something for you here.

 

Paperback 224 pages

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Doctor's Effects, The

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Last copies, out of print

 

A comprehensive tribute to the BBC Visual Effects Department staff with contributions from members past and present. Contains many photos never published before, production drawings, notes and sketches

Paperback

 

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Doctor Who: The Target Storybook

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Release Date 24 October 2019

We’re all stories in the end…

 

In this exciting collection of all-new stories, you’ll find unique spin-off tales from some of your favourite Doctor Who episodes across the history of the series. Prequels, sequels, letters and first-hand accounts from favourite characters, including selections from the Doctor’s 500-Year-Diary (and 1,200-Year Diary, and 2,000-Year Diary).

 

Each story in The Target Storybook expands in thrilling ways upon a popular Doctor Who adventure. With contributions from show luminaries past and present, the Target Storybook is a once-in-a-lifetime tour round the wonders of the Whoniverse.

 

Terrance Dicks

Simon Guerrier

Jenny T Colgan

Jacqueline Rayner

Una McCormack

Steve Cole

George Mann

Susie Day

Mike Tucker

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Doctor Who: The Whoniverse

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The Whoniverse is a never-before-seen history of the Human Race – from the formation of Earth round the Racnoss eggs, and the creation of life by the destruction of the last Jagaroth spaceship, through to the eventual expansion of the sun and end of the world and beyond – to New Earth, and Utopia…

 

Along the way, The Whoniverse also explores the untold histories of other planets and other lifeforms as they have interacted with humanity. We examine the Daleks and Cybermen, the Time Lords and the Sontarans, the Ice Warriors, Silurians, Weeping Angels, and many many more… We visit Gallifrey and Skaro, Mondas and Telos, Mars and Sontar, to explore how their histories have coincided with the Time Lords, and with our own.

 

With full-colour illustrations, maps, charts and photography throughout, The Whoniverse is a dramatic retelling of the uprisings, wars and battles that formed Doctor Who's universe, and an astonishing compendium of the races that live within it. It is the definitive, essential companion to this universe, and any other.

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Downtime - The Lost Years of Doctor Who (Paperback)

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During the interregnum between the Seventh Doctor’s final adventures in 1989 and the relaunch of the series in 2005, BBC One broadcast only three new Doctor Who stories – a TV movie and two comic versions raising money for charity. Elsewhere, books and comic strips (and eventually licensed audios) kept the flame alive, but it seemed the BBC had little interest in reinvigorating the franchise on television.

 

Meanwhile, seemingly almost forgotten, some of the Doctor’s friends, enemies and legally dubious clones continued their adventures in the direct to video market and their own spin off audio adventures, written by and starring many of the cast/crew who had worked on the original series, and several who would work on the relaunched version.

 

Downtime – The Lost Worlds of Doctor Who combines archive interviews and articles along with over forty new interviews conducted by the author in order to tell the story of these dramas and their impact and influence, and to celebrate the dedication and ingenuity of fandom.

 

Downtime is written by Dylan Rees who has previously contributed articles to Celestial Toyroom, You and Who Else and “Breakin’ Point” Magazine. Outside of writing he is a freelance Production Manager and Producer within the film and TV industry.

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I Who 3

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Continuing where I, Who 2 finished, documenting Dr Who fiction. Includes indexes, reviews and a guide to Big Finish Dr Who and Benny audios. Also includes updated Dr Who chronology and timeline.

Softcover

 

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I Who: Volume 1

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The first volume documenting Dr Who fiction up to the release of the BBC novel Interference. USA import

Softcover. Light scuffs to cover and spine

 

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I Who: Volume 2

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Continuing where I, Who finished, documenting Dr Who fiction. Includes indexes, reviews and a guide to Big Finish Dr Who and Benny audios

Softcover

 

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Justyce Served - A Small Start with a Big Finish

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By Alun Harris and Matt West

In 1984 a group of Doctor Who fans began a project which would continue for another decade and eventually lead to much greater things.

 

Audio Visuals: Audio Adventures in Time & Space were a non-profit, fan endeavour creating full-cast audio Doctor Who drama. 27 plays later the majority of the creative team would go on to be involved with Big Finish, an officially licensed range of Doctor Who audio dramas.

 

For many fans Audio Visuals seem almost canon. Nicholas Briggs was our Doctor. We remember the Daleks’ destruction of Gallifrey before it even happened on TV. We supported our Doctor through drug addiction, companion-loss and the horror of Justyce.

 

This book is a guide to those days.

 

With contributions from Nicholas Briggs, Gary Russell, Nigel Fairs, John Ainsworth, John Wadmore, Alistair Lock, Patricia Merrick, Richard Marson, Nigel Peever, Jim Mortimore, Andy Lane, Chris M Corney and others

Celebrate Doctor Who fan creativity at its very best.

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Lalla Ward: Time Capsule

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Time Capsule is a celebration of Lalla Ward's adventures as the intrepid Time Lady Romana in Doctor Who, designed and edited by Paul W.T. Ballard.

 

This collection contains remembrances from Lalla herself on each of her stories, alongside a vast wealth of visual material. Included inside are photographs from filming and photocalls, reproductions of beautiful costume designs from June Hudson and Doreen James, as well as stunning original artwork by top Doctor Who artists Alister Pearson and Andrew Skilleter.

 

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