Item description for The Television Companion: The Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to Doctor Who (Dr Who Telos) by David J Howe...
Everything you ever wanted to know about the cult BBC Television series Doctor Who which celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2003. On its first publication, The Television Companion was hailed as possibly the best guide ever to the BBC's cult science fiction show Doctor Who. Now re-issued in a revised and updated edition, the book remains the definitive guide to the television worlds and adventures of the Doctor and his companions. Every story is covered in depth in all aspects of production, including plot details, cast and crew lists, episode endings, transmission dates, memorable quotes and popular myths. In addition there is a comprehensive analysis of every adventure, utilising reviews both contemporary and retrospective from a wide variety of sources. This book is the essential companion for every trip you will ever take into the TV universe of Doctor Who.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.9" Width: 6.4" Height: 1.7" Weight: 1.9 lbs.
Release Date Oct 27, 2003
Publisher Telos Publishing
ISBN 1903889510 ISBN13 9781903889510
Availability 0 units.
More About David J Howe
David J Howe has been involved with Doctor Who research and writing for over 30 years. He has been consultant to a large number of publishers and manufacturers for their Doctor Who lines, and is author or co-author of twenty four factual titles associated with the show. He also has one of the largest collections of Doctor Who merchandise in the world.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Television Companion: The Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to Doctor Who (Dr Who Telos)?
Simply the best May 6, 2004
I remember stumbling onto this book while walking through Barnes and Noble, and I immediately got it. It is the coolest book ever in regards to Doctor Who, all sorts of information and tidbits that most people never knew is included along with various other details and analyses about the adventures that have been shown during the show's long history on television.
if you are a fan of Doctor, get this book. you'll love it. it may even help inspire you to write your own reviews for some of your favorite and not so favorite Doctor Who adventures.
Excellent Doctor Who episode guide Dec 16, 2003
If you're looking for a 'Doctor Who' episode guide, then you can stop looking as this is by far the best book you can buy about the television series. It's a revised and updated version of the book that was previously released as an official volume from BBC Books some years ago. It contains a synopsis of each story as well as interesting behind-the-scenes details and viewer/fan reaction and opinion. The latter is my favourite part as I find episode guides that steer clear of including opinions of stories to be as dry and boring as dust.
This updated volume also covers appearances of the Doctor and friends on television outside of the series proper, including the K-9 spin-off pilot 'K-9 And Company' and charity specials such as the very entertaining 'The Curse Of Fatal Death' which starred Rowan Atkinson, Richard E. Grant, Jim Broadbent, Hugh Grant and Joanna Lumley as the Doctor. The coverage for these stories isn't as in-depth as the television series, but it's good to see them featured in this book.
This is an essential purchase for any Doctor Who fan. For coverage of the spin-off books and audio stories, you can also find Lars Pearson's 'I, Who' series elsewhere on this site.