The Television Companion
 

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By:David J. Howe & Stephen James Walker
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Editions:  1st paperback | 2nd paperback | 2nd hardback | 2013 volume 1 paperback | 2013 volume 2 paperback
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Edition: 1st paperback
When:  October 1998
Publisher:  BBC
ISBN:0-563-40588-0
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Cover blurb:
The complete guide to every Doctor Who story ever screened — in one bumper volume!

For the first time, here at your fingertips is everything you ever wanted to know about the Doctor's exploits on television, from the very first programme transmitted in 1963 through to the TV movie of 1996.

Every story is covered in depth in all aspects of production, including plot details, cast lists, episode endings, transmission dates, memorable quotes and popular myths. In addition, there is an analysis of each story, looking at the highs and lows of every adventure, utilising reviews both contemporary and retrospective from a 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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Edition: 2nd paperback
When:  October 2003
Publisher:  Telos
ISBN:1-903889-51-0
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The Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to Doctor Who

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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Edition: 2nd hardback
When:  December 2003
Publisher:  Telos
ISBN:1-903889-52-9
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Note:  Deluxe limited-edition hardback (only 200 copies printed), signed by the authors.

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Edition: 2013 volume 1 paperback
When:  October 2013
Publisher:  Telos
ISBN:978-1-84583-076-2
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Note:  Due to the size of the book, this edition was split into two volumes — one for the First to Third Doctor and the second for the Fourth to Eighth, available separately (see below). The content was largely unchanged from the previous edition, apart from multiple minor updates & corrections.

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Edition: 2013 volume 2 paperback
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ISBN:978-1-84583-077-9
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