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Doctor Who Collectors Items: First Doctor Handbook, Stock No. NF0143 Book (Paperback)

by Howe, David J. Stammer,Mark & Walker, Stephen James

First Doctor Handbook, Stock No. NF0143 Book (Paperback)
Price: £10.00
Format: Paperback
Released: 1994
Condition: N Mint
Doctor Who is the world's longest-running science fiction television series. Each handbook will provide both a broad overview and a detailed analysis of one phase of the programme's history.
William Hartnel was already a well-known and experienced film and television actor when, in 1963, he took on a new role: a mysterious and crochety time traveller in a new BBC drama series for children. Nothing else about the programme was tried and tested; the fictional premise was offbeat, the producer was a young woman at the start of her television career, and the future direction of the series was unknown.
Doctor Who went on to thrill millions of children and adults around the world for three decades. But the foundations of success were laid back in the first three years, when the TARDIS and the Daleks became as known and loved as the Beatles.
This is the third in the handbook series by David J Howe, Mark Stammers and Stephen James Walker, the team that also produced The Sixties and The Seventies. Drawing on the latest research they have included in this book the definitive account of the genesis of Doctor Who, as well as a profile of William Hartnell, critical views of all the TV Stories, a detailed analysis of the making of a typical First Doctor story and a complete review of the programme's development.