Doctor Who: The Episode Guide

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Oldcastle Books, Apr 1, 2011 - Fiction - 226 pages
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Fully updated in November 2011 to include Season 32. Now officially the most popular drama on television, Doctor Who has seen many ups and downs in its long and colourful history. From humble beginnings on 23 November 1963 to its cancellation in 1989 and eventual resurrection in 2005, the show has always been a quintessential element of British popular culture. The spine-chilling theme music, the multi-dimensional Tardis, the evil metallic Daleks and the ever-changing face of the Doctor himself have become trademarks of the programme's witty, eclectic house style. Over the years Doctor Who has embraced such diverse genres as science fiction, horror, westerns, history, romance, adventure and comedy - but has never strayed from its first and most important remit: telling damn good stories. Eleven Doctors, a multitude of companions, and a veritable cornucopia of monsters and villains: Doctor Who has it all. 'The children's own programme which adults adore,' said Gerard Garrett in The Daily Sketch newspaper back in the early 1970s - and it's still the perfect summation of the programme's unique charm. This new, updated edition of the best-selling Pocket Essential guide includes Season 32 first aired in September and October 2011, puts all the Doctors under the microscope with facts, figures and opinions on every Doctor Who story televised. There are sections on TV, radio, cinema, stage and internet spin-offs, novels and audio adventures, missing episodes, and an extensive website listing and bibliography.

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About the author (2011)

Mark Campbell is a theater critic who has written for Crime Time and the Independent and is one of the main contributors to the two-volume British Crime Writing: An Encyclopedia. He has written the Pocket Essentials Agatha Christie, Carry On Films, and Sherlock Holmes. Kim Newman is a fiction writer and film critic who has won the Bram Stoker Award, the International Horror Guild Award, and the BSFA award. His titles include BFI TV Classics: Doctor Who and The Secret Files of the Diogenes Club.

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