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Anneke Wills In Focus (Signed Paperback)

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In Focus is a sumptuously illustrated collection of rare and previously unseen photographs chronicling the life and career of one of Doctor Who's best-loved icons, Anneke Wills.

 

Originally released in May 2012 as a limited edition hardback, the original print run sold out within weeks and became an instant collector's item. Now, owing to overwhelming demand, we are proud to present an expanded, reimagined deluxe paperback version.

 

Presented over more than a hundred pages are a plethora of intimate family portraits, and images from classic series such as The Avengers, Strange Report, The Saint and, of course, Doctor Who, in which she played the trail-blazing first sexy assistant, Polly.

 

With contributions from a wide selection of colleagues and friends.

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Bernice Summerfield: A Life In Pieces - Signed

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Signed by JOSEPH LIDSTER

A collection of three novellas, Zardox Break by Dave Stone, The Purpura Pawn by Paul Sutton and On Trial by Joseph Lidster.

hardcover only

 

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Calling The Shots: Directing The New Series Of Doctor Who

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SIGNED BY GRAEME HARPER

 

Renowned classic series director, Graeme Harper takes us on a trip behind the scenes to find out what it's like directing Doctor Who in the 21st century

Softcover

 

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Derrick Sherwin - Who's Next? A Memoir (SIGNED)

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Sherwin began his career in the theatre and worked as a junior set designer, scenic artist, scene shifter, stage manager and lighting designer. Sherwin established himself as an actor in theatre, films and television.

 

While still working as an actor, Sherwin also began work as a freelance writer, contributing scripts to series such as Crossroads and Z-Cars. In 1967, Sherwin was offered a story-editing role on Doctor Who by BBC Head of Serials Shaun Sutton. He was script editor on the stories from The Web of Fear to The Mind Robber, and on the latter tale he wrote the first episode. He also wrote the script for The Invasion, which introduced the United Nations Intelligence Taskforce, having adapted the original storyline supplied by Kit Pedler.

 

In 1968/1969 Sherwin began to take a greater role in the producing side of the series and was the unofficial Assistant Producer for the rest of the series' sixth season, with Terrance Dicks succeeding him as script-editor. On The Space Pirates Sherwin briefly resumed his old role as Dicks was busy writing The War Games. Dicks has credited Sherwin with the creation of the Time Lords, who were introduced in The War Games, scripted by Dicks and Malcolm Hulke. Sherwin succeeded Peter Bryant as producer of the programme in 1969, overseeing the production of The War Games and Spearhead from Space. Sherwin was also involved with Bryant in the casting of Jon Pertwee in the lead role on the programme.

 

After Doctor Who, Sherwin was the producer on Paul Temple, The Man Outside, Ski-Boy, and The Perils of Pendragon.

 

HARDCOVER

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Drama and Delight: The Life and Legacy of Verity Lambert (Hardcover)

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For five decades, the name Verity Lambert appeared on the end credits of many of Britain’s most celebrated and talked about television dramas, among them Adam Adamant Lives!, Budgie, The Naked Civil Servant, Minder, Edward and Mrs Simpson, Eldorado, G.B.H. and Jonathan Creek. She was the very first producer of Doctor Who, which she nurtured through its formative years at a time when there were few women in positions of power in the television industry. Later, she worked within the troubled British film business and became a pioneering independent producer, founding her own highly-successful company, Cinema Verity.

 

Within her profession, she was hugely respected as an intensely driven, sometimes formidable but always stylish exponent of her craft, with the stamina and ability to combine quantity with quality. Many of her productions have had a lasting cultural and emotional impact on their audiences and continue to be enjoyed to this day.

 

But who was the woman behind all these television triumphs and what was the price she paid to achieve them?

 

Combining months of painstaking research and interviews with many of Lambert’s closest friends and colleagues, Drama and Delight will capture the energy and spirit of this remarkable woman and explore her phenomenal and lasting legacy.

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Drawing Breath/Argh! Memoirs of Dicky Howett and Tim Quinn (SIGNED)

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DICKY HOWETT

Dicky’s work will be known to comic readers everywhere, especially fans of Doctor Who where his strip in collaboration with writer Tim Quinn Doctor Who? featured in Doctor Who Magazine for over a decade.

But he and Tim didn’t just contribute to Doctor Who Magazine, they also provided comic strips for a number of Marvel, DC Thompson and IPC comics, developing a unique and edgy style as they went on, often upsetting editors along the way with their refusal to let good taste get in the way of a good joke.

Prior to this collaboration, Dicky worked at the BBC and Lime Grove in various roles as well as being a freelance cartoonist for numerous daily newspapers and periodicals. He continued with cartooning for as long as he could, but with the industry changing and the need for spot cartoons diminishing he began a new career and company.

Golden Age Television specialises in leasing antique film and video camera and studio equipment to modern film and television productions ranging from Hollywood productions such as Steven Spielberg’s Munich, to television productions including Call the Midwife, The Hour, Inside No.9 and returning to his Doctor Who roots with An Adventure in Space and Time for the series’ 50th Anniversary in 2013.

 

TIM QUINN

Tim’s work will be known to comic readers everywhere, especially fans of Doctor Who where his strip (in collaboration with artist Dicky Howett) Doctor Who? featured in Doctor Who Magazine for over a decade.

But he and Dicky didn’t just contribute to Doctor Who Magazine, they also provided comic strips for a number of Marvel, DC Thompson and IPC comics, developing a unique and edgy style as they went on, often upsetting editors along the way with with their refusal to allow good taste to get in the way of a good joke.

Before and after this decade-long partnership, Tim has had a colourful life starting out early as a clown and going on to be a stage manager, editor, publisher, manager, director and producer as well as helping to launch Marvel in the UK during the eighties.

Tim’s memoir is a cautionary tale of dealing with corporate mentality in a creative industry, facing opposition from marketing departments, editors and bosses generally. ‘We need to be careful here...’ being a phrase often repeated.

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Faction Paradox: This Town Will Never Let Us Go (Limited Hardcover)

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A stand-alone book featuring the 19-year-old Inangela, a city-dweller who's under observation by Faction Paradox's elders and archons. Before this story's done, Inangela's going to encounter the Great Urban Horror--an unidentified force seeking to tunnel its way out of the ground and feed on the surface world

Limited to only 300 signed and numbered copies

 

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Foreign Devils Standard Hardcover (SIGNED)

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Investigating a series of murders, the Doctor soon discovers that the attackers may not be all they seem.

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Frayed (Deluxe Novella)

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I like to stare into the sun, eyes wide. It burns incredible colours into my head, great shifting continents of them that blot out all else. And I try to keep looking until I imagine all the pretty blue has boiled away from my eyes and they are left a bright, bloody red and quite sightless."

On a blasted world, the Doctor and Susan find themselves in the middle of a war they cannot understand. With Susan missing and the Doctor captured, who will save the people from the enemies from both outside and within.

 

A limited edition of 800 numbered copies signed by writer Tara Samms, foreword writer Stephen Laws and frontispiece artist Chris Moore

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John Leeson Dog's Dinners - A Collection of Favourite Recipes (Signed)

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This book is a celebration of good food. It also reveals a love of cooking by an author who for many years has conducted a passionate affair with his household’s kitchen stove. No one has minded so far – not even his wife, who happily allows him to hold sway as the regular family cook.

 

This book is not a cookbook in the usual sense, rather more an assembly of best-loved recipes collected across the years from various acknowledged sources. The author is certainly not a professional cook – though at some time in the last century he won a competition run by the BBC to recreate ‘the taste of Italy’ on a plate – judged by top chef Antonio Carluccio.

 

So why ‘Dog’s Dinners’? Many will know the author as an actor simply for his role as the voice and soul of the robot ‘dog’ K9 in Doctor Who – hence the punning title; others will know John as a wine educator and wine writer. Maybe both have something of a pedigree!

 

The book is a taste-bud tickler and, who knows, it might be a spur to your own experimentation in the kitchen. So put on your apron! Arthur Daley’s immortal misquote in television’s Minder series: “The world is your lobster” is the key to it all!

 

After all, what have you got to lose?

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K9 Stole My Trousers - an autobiography by Bob Baker (SIGNED)

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Bob Baker, co-writer of three Oscar and BAFTA winning Wallace & Gromit films, creator of K9, and writer of numerous Doctor Who episodes, has written his autobiography.

 

A stalwart of HTV, Bob has worked with Sir Laurence Olivier, Leonard Rossiter, Ron Moody, Toyah Wilcox and Trevor Eve. Among his many TV credits, Bob wrote a number of episodes of Doctor Who with co-writer Dave Martin, several seasons of Bergerac starring John Nettles (now of Midsomer Murders fame) and the smash hit children's show, Into the Labyrinth; Bob also script edited the popular crime series Shoestring.

 

Bob is perhaps best known for his work with Nick Park on Aardman Animations' Oscar and BAFTA-winning shorts, The Wrong Trousers, A Close Shave and A Matter of Loaf and Death, and the feature film The Curse of the Wererabbit.

 

Among his recent work, Bob has just finished the first 26-part series of the regenerated K9 Adventures, currently showing on the Disney Channel and Channel 5 and is gearing up for a second series in the coming year.

 

Bob’s life has been rich and varied; his adventures outside of his illustrious career range from a wine-tasting tour of France and mad sea voyages with the legendary Keith Floyd to playing jazz with John Fortune of Bremner, Bird and Fortune. K9 Stole My Trousers is a tribute to some of the finest talents in TV in the last fifty years, both people Bob worked with and people he considered himself lucky to know in his personal life.

 

Hardback

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My Dalek Has A Puncture - Simon Fisher-Becker (SIGNED HARDCOVER)

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Simon Fisher-Becker is a stalwart of stage and screen and recently found further fame thanks to his appearance in Doctor Who as bright blue black marketeer Dorium Maldovar. My Dalek has a Puncture is a frank, no holds barred look at Simon’s life and work written by Simon himself. We hesitate to call it an autobiography as it is in equal parts educational, informative, motivational and heart breaking.

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