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01 July 2017 @ 09:42 pm
The Making of Doctor Who  

It is difficult to explain how incredibly amazing this book was when I first randomly purchased it from The Children's Book Shop on Oxford's Broad Street circa 1980. The truly incredible part about it was that it contained summaries of every Doctor Who story up to Sarah's departure in The Hand of Fear. I spent hours pouring over those summaries which were the only real access one had to information about those episodes though the book recommends to the reader, at the end, the range of Target novelisations of which there were "27 in print and more in preparation".

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skordhskordh on July 1st, 2017 09:22 pm (UTC)
I had one too - was also fascinated by it. The account of planning, scripting and shooting an episode was very interesting to a kid who knew absolutely nothing about how TV is made. It's still more or less my only information on the subject!
skordhskordh on July 1st, 2017 09:23 pm (UTC)
Or should say I *have* one too.
louisedennislouisedennis on July 6th, 2017 08:26 am (UTC)
I think I was less interesting in the "making of a TV show bit", but I seem to vaguely recall enjoying all the summaries of the companions, UNIT personnel, monsters etc.