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Doctor Who: The Inside Story

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In March 2005 a 900-year-old alien made a triumphant return to our television screens. This book is the definitive account of how the new Doctor Who came to our screens. Gary Russell has talked to everyone on the show from David Tennant, to executive producer Russell T Davies, to the people normally hidden inside the monster suits.

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Hardcover, 256 pages
Published October 26th 2006 by BBC Books
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Avi Hannah
Jan 05, 2012 Avi Hannah rated it really liked it
Basically, I'm a nerd. I'm a nerd who loves Doctor Who and loves reading about the processes behind stuff like this. I've always been interested in the industry, though when I was little I just wanted to be an actor. Now as I've grown I've realized how complicated and awesome and fascinating tech is. Reading stories about how they put it together was great. It went from how they decided to start the show up again, to picking Russel T Davies to produce it, to finding the whole producing team, to ...more
Ed Dexter
Sep 05, 2012 Ed Dexter rated it it was amazing
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This book is terrific for any level of fan of the Doctor's recent adventures!

The first half of the book covers behind the scenes happenings in a very general way: everything from the efforts to bring the show back to casting to costumes to effects to sound. It never gets too technical and the way it's put together it flows very nicely from one topic to the next giving you an idea of just how many people are needed to make this show work.

The second half of the book is sort of an episode guide for
Nov 11, 2010 Erik rated it it was amazing
For a scant five-pounds (what a deal!), this BBC Books hardback – purchased this past summer when I hit up Forbidden Planet’s flagship store northeast of Trafalgar Square and west of Oxford Circus in London – is easily worth more than I paid for it. In its two hundred and fifty-some pages, Russell chronicles the revival of Doctor Who in when the creators of the new series got together in 2003 to begin their journey, and includes detailed interviews with not just the creators, but also the direct ...more
Oct 30, 2011 Charlotte rated it it was amazing
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As a huge Doctor Who fan i was expecting a lot from this book. I really love books and TV shows which go into detail about the behind the scenes elements of producing a TV show.

The book starts from the beginning of 'New Who' and records the details of the 9th and 10th Doctors episodes. The detail is incredible.

The behind the scenes phots are also spectacular!
Loved the pictures and hearing about what goes into making Doctor Who. I wish there could have been more from the actors and writers concerning character and plot. I guess that is what the confidential shows were for. If you like the new series of Who you will love this book!
Apr 26, 2016 Ellie rated it it was amazing
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A brilliant read that kept me interested the whole way through! It's bitter sweet reading this book as it shows you how amazing and well thought out doctor who used to be compared to the pile of crap it is now.
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Gary Russell is one of the script editing team for Doctor Who, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures, and the author of many novels and reference books in the Doctor Who range. A former editor of Doctor Who Magazine, he also was the producer of Doctor Who audio dramas for Big Finish Productions for eight years. He was also an actor and is best known for his role as Dick in the 1978 television se ...more
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