Blue Box Boy: A Memoir of Doctor Who in Four Episodes
 

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Starring: Matthew Waterhouse
By:Matthew Waterhouse
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Editions:  UK (1st CD) | UK (2nd CD)
Description:  Abridged audio reading of Matthew Waterhouse’s autobiography, with added new material not in the book.

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Edition: UK (1st CD)
Released:  May 2011
Publisher:  What Noise Productions
ISBN:978-1-907959-24-0
Format: 2 x CD
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As a boy Matthew Waterhouse loved Doctor Who. He watched all the episodes, and read all the novels and comic strips...

...and so Blue Box Boy starts as a heart-warming story, of a boy growing up with Doctor Who as his trusted friend, then takes a sudden twist when he is thrust into an alien and adult world, cast as Doctor Who’s youngest ever travelling companion for two of the show’s most inventive seasons. Matthew’s sense of wonder at his dream job and his love for the show are palpable, as is his shock at genuine hostilities between cast and crew members and the tensions on set, which are counterpointed by poignant reminders that he is just a boy — and still a fan — who finds himself in the absurd, comic world of minor celebrity.

Written with honesty, warmth, wit and a dose of self-deprecation, this audiobook is essential listening for any Doctor Who fan. Finally, we get to hear Matthew’s side of a story which has been told, embellished and imagined by fans and fellow actors for years. This affectionate and darkly humorous memoir is a record of what it was like to make Doctor Who, and to work for the BBC, in the early 80s...

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Edition: UK (2nd CD)
Released:  June 2013 (Exact date unconfirmed)
Publisher:  What Noise Productions
ISBN:978-0-9568539-2-9
Format: 2 x CD
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AS A BOY, MATTHEW WATERHOUSE LOVED DOCTOR WHO.
He watched every episode; read all the novels and comic strips.

His life took a sudden twist when he was thrust into an alien and adult world — cast as Doctor Who’s youngest ever travelling companion for two of the series’ most inventive seasons. Matthew’s sense of wonder at his dream job, and his love for the show, are palpable; as is his shock at genuine hostilities between cast and crew members and tensions on set, which are counterpointed by poignant reminders that he is just a boy, and still a fan, who finds himself in the absurd, comic world of minor celebrity. Blue Box Boy is a detailed memoir of Matthew’s time on Doctor Who, peppered with glimpses into Matthew’s personal life, tales of conventions and DVD commentaries, and some revealing anecdotes about Matthew’s co-stars and some of Doctor Who’s more high-profile fans.


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