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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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About Time 8

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In About Time, the whole of 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, 2005 and other years to best appreciate the series' content and character.

 

Volume 8 of this series focuses on Series 3 (2007) of the revamped Doctor Who starring David Tennant, as well as the Christmas special Voyage of the Damned and the animated story The Infinite Quest. Essays in this volume include: "Why Weren't We Bovvered?," "How Messed-Up Can Narrative Get?," "Which are the Most Over-Specialised Daleks?," and "Is Kylie from Planet Zog?"

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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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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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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 Official Cookbook

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Whether you’re planning a party to watch the latest episode, need a showstopping cake that’s bigger on the inside, or want a taste of the TARDIS at teatime, this is the ultimate collection of dishes from across space and time.

 

Keep the munchies at bay with a fleet of Atraxi Snax, and serve an Ood Head Bread with your dinner. Create your very own Picnic at Asgard, or invite the Zygon Pie into your house. And say ‘Hello, Sweetie’ to a deadly-delicious Dalektable Army, a Peek-a-Boo Pandorica cake, or some simple jelly babies.

 

Each easy-to-follow recipe has step-by-step instructions to show how you can make meals, snacks, cakes and sweets that are truly out of this world

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Doctor Who: The Vault

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Named in Guinness World Records as the longest running science fiction TV series in the world, the BBC-produced television program, Doctor Who, will celebrate its fiftieth year in 2013. Since its conception in 1963, the show has become a major part of British pop culture and has continued to garner new fans with each generation.

 

The series centers on the adventures of the main character known simply as the Doctor, who is a Time Lord—a time traveling humanoid alien—who explores the universe in his TARDIS, a telepathic time-and-space-travel machine that, on the outside, resembles a classic blue British police box. Over the years, the Doctor has been accompanied by a wonderful array of companions who have helped him battle his enemies and save civilizations.

 

Since 1963 there have been eleven actors who have played the title role of the Doctor, each one written into the plot by regeneration—a life cycle that takes place after the Doctor has sustained an injury that would be considered fatal to others, but instead forces him to take on a new humanoid form. British actor Matt Smith stars as the current Doctor. Smith took over the role in 2010 and in 2011 he became the first Doctor ever to be nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.

 

Doctor Who: The Vault is a journey through 50 years of Doctor Who, via carefully selected photographs, props, costumes, stills, production memos, letters, scripts, merchandise, and toys. This “museum in a book” tells the story of Doctor Who year-by-year, from the first pre-production memo in 1963 to the most recent props created for the latest series in 2013.

 

It also includes new interviews with key players such as William Russell (one of Doctor Who’s companions appearing in most of the episodes of the first two seasons in 1963 and 1964), Terrance Dicks (the main Doctor Who script editor from 1968 – 1974 and writer of more than 60 novelizations of the TV series), Tom Baker (the hugely popular Fourth Doctor), Steven Moffat (the current lead writer, showrunner and co-creator of Sherlock), and Matt Smith.

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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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