Inside the Tardis: The Worlds of Doctor Who

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I.B.Tauris, Jun 27, 2006 - Fiction - 262 pages
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In this study of a television institution--the first to draw extensively on the full riches of the BBC Written Archives--James Chapman explores the history of Doctor Who from its origins to the present day. He shows how the series has evolved to meet changing institutional and cultural contexts, while retaining its quirky, eccentric and distinctively British characteristics. And he demonstrates how the production history of the series has allowed it to renew and refresh its format in response to developments in the wider world of science fiction.
  

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Review: Inside the Tardis: The Worlds of Doctor Who

User Review  - Elisabeth - Goodreads

A thorough and easy-to-read history of the television series, mostly from the BBC's own written archives. The author is a fan, but generally keeps the opinionating to a minimum and explores events and ... Read full review

Review: Inside the Tardis: The Worlds of Doctor Who

User Review  - Morgan Metcalf - Goodreads

Bought this book at Blackstone in Oxford, UK while there on a school trip. As an obsessed Whovian I found the book to be a very well written and intriguing history. Also, when writing a theme paper ... Read full review

Contents

A SpaceAge Old Curiosity Shop 19631966
12
Monsters Inc 19661969
49
Earthbound 19701974
75
High Gothic 19751977
98
High Camp 19771980
118
New Directions 19801984
134
Trials of a Time Lord 19851989
153
Millennial Anxieties 1996
173
Lost Episodes
203
Notes
219
Bibliography
243
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About the author (2006)

James Chapman is Professor of Film at the University of Leicester. His previous books for I.B.Tauris include Licence To Thrill: A Cultural History of the James Bond Films and Saints and Avengers: British Adventure Series of the 1960s.

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