Who is the Doctor, what are the Daleks and why is the TARDIS a police box?
Here is a television programme that has been running for over fifty years and has seen twelve different actors play the title role, each a unique incarnation.
Why are people so devoted to this phenomenon?
What is all the fuss about?
Will Hadcroft and Ian Wheeler present the basics, with an overview of each Doctor’s era and recommended stories to try, delivering the essential information that you need to know, your introduction to a television legend. It is the perfect beginners’ guide for anyone wondering where to start, and equally suited to the die-hard fan who wants be reminded of and relive the very best bits all over again.
Will Hadcroft watched Doctor Who avidly from the age of seven and became rather obsessed with it throughout the 1980s. He fantasised about being a writer like series scribe Terrance Dicks. He is the author of the Anne Droyd children’s books, the young adult novel The Blueprint, and the Mia series for younger children. His autobiography, The Feeling’s Unmutual, was endorsed by Tripods trilogy author John Christopher and the Sixth Doctor himself, Colin Baker. Along with his writing, Will also runs FBS Publishing Ltd with Theresa Cutts.
Ian Wheeler has contributed to books about Doctor Who and Blake’s 7 and has written widely about cult television. He was Coordinator of the Doctor Who Appreciation Society from 2001 to 2007 and has spoken about the series on television and radio. He has written for publications as diverse as the Financial Times, Best of British, Dreamwatch Bulletin, Comics International, CSO, Celestial Toyroom, TARDIS and Odeon Cinema Magazine. In 2008, he won the Harrogate Advertiser Theakston's Old Peculiar Crime Writing Festival competition.