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Pocket Essentials: Doctor Who 2007 was published in 2007.

Main focus Edit

This fourth edition of a title first published in 2000 includes updates, revisions and corrections covering all televised adventures up to and including The Runaway Bride. Each televised story includes titles, credits, broadcast dates, availability, précis, observations, and verdict. Very basic information on audio adventures and novels are listed by Doctor with spin-off pages include films, radio, stage, charity and special adventures as well as webcasts.

Publisher's summary Edit

“There are some corners of the universe which have bred the most terrible things. Things that act against everything we believe in. They must be fought.”

- The Doctor, The Moonbase (1967)

Who is Who? A Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey with two hearts and thirteen lives? A rebellious iconoclast who topples corrupt dictatorships and frees the oppressed? Or an eccentric folk hero who fights rubber monsters on Saturday teatime telly?

Doctor Who is all these things and more. Spanning almost half a century of British television history, the series has transformed itself many times over, surviving numerous cast changes, controversial depictions of horror and violence, and sixteen long years in the wilderness while the powers that be dithered over its fate.

Its award-winning relaunch in 2005 has seen Doctor Who go from strength to strength, making it one of the BBC's most popular dramas, both critically and commercially.

This book examines all ten Doctors' eras and includes facts, figures and informed opinion on every story ever televised. There are sections on television, radio, cinema, stage and internet spin-offs, original novels and audio adventures, missing episodes, and an extensive website listing and bibliography.

Contents Edit

  • Introduction:
Doctor Who: Continuing the Myth
  • Television
  • Audio
  • Books
  • Missing Adventures
  • Spin-offs
  • Reference Materials
  • Index

Notes Edit

  • This is the fourth edition of Mark Campbell's Pocket Essentials. It was published as an expanded hardback edition priced £9.99 (UK). This edition had a dustcover.
  • This title was published just before the airing of Doctor Who series 3 but includes a "STOP PRESS" back page that outline the forthcoming series details.
  • The dedication reads: “Emily and Ben.”