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Pocket Essentials: Doctor Who 2010 was published in 2010.

Main focus Edit

This book covers all the televised Doctor Who stories up to the broadcast of the Eleventh Doctor. Each televised story includes titles, credits, broadcast dates, availability, précis, observations, and verdict. Audio adventures and novels are listed by Doctor. Spin-off pages are comprehensive and include films, radio, stage, charity and special adventures as well as webcasts.

Publisher's summary Edit

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 genre 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 puts all the first ten 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 listings and bibliography.

Contents Edit

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

Notes Edit

  • This title was published before the airing of the K9 spin-off series in 2010.
  • The dedication reads: "Emily and Ben, my favourite critics."
  • The acknowledgements read: "...many thanks to Ion Mills and Clair Watts, and for Him Upstairs for keeping me grounded."

Publication history Edit

  • This is the fifth edition of Mark Campbell's Pocket Essentials. It was published as an expanded handback edition priced £12.99 (UK).
  • Although only published in 2010 it was "apparently" heavily discounted by June.
  • September saw a further revised second edition (ISBN 978 1 84243 355 3) with a REVISED AND UPDATED SIXTH EDITION tag at the start of the blurb, and an amended final paragraph: "This new updated edition of the best-selling independent guide puts all eleven 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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