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By:Frank Danes
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Editions:  UK (1st paperback) | UK (2nd paperback) | UK (3rd paperback)

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Edition: UK (1st paperback)
Released:  April 2013
Publisher:  St. Mark's Press
ISBN:978-1-907062-18-6
Format: paperback
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Cover blurb:
DOCTOR WHO has been a television institution for fifty years and is the longest running science fiction series in the world.

Beginning as a filler between Grandstand and Juke Box Jury, it was only expected to last for thirteen episodes. It soon became a national and international smash hit and is now the BBC’s flagship drama programme.

Fifty Years in Time and Space tells the story of Doctor Who from 1963 to 2013, covering the action on screen and behind the scenes. Whether you’re a serious fan or new to the series, travel with the Doctor through half a century of change in British culture. Battle the Daleks, the Cybermen, the Master, and the Weeping Angels!

Find out about the Doctor’s name; regeneration; the series’ representations of the Second World War and the Cold War; the cancellation crises of 1985 and 1989; the TV movie; the Dalek films of the 1960s and Doctor Who’s triumphant resurrection in 2005.

Board the TARDIS and relive fifty years of a television legend!

FRANK DANES studied English and American Literature at the University of Kent. He is the author of Victorian Literature: Teachers’ Resource (Cambridge University Press) and is Head of English at King’s Ely in Cambridgeshire. His favourite Doctors are Patrick Troughton, Matt Smith and Tom Baker.

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Edition: UK (2nd paperback)
Released:  May 2014
Publisher:  St. Mark's Press
ISBN:978-1-907062-18-6
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Note:  Revised & updated. Same ISBN as first edition.

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FRANK DANES’ ACCLAIMED GUIDE ...

DOCTOR WHO has been a television institution for more than fifty years and is the longest running science fiction series in the world.

Beginning as a filler between Grandstand and Juke Box Jury, it was only expected to last for thirteen episodes. It soon became a national and international smash hit and is now the BBC’s flagship drama programme.

Fifty Years in Time and Space tells the story of Doctor Who from 1963 to the present, covering the action on screen and behind the scenes. Whether you’re a serious fan or new to the series, travel with the Doctor through half a century of change in British culture. Battle the Daleks, the Cybermen, the Master, and the Weeping Angels!

Find out about the Doctor’s name; regeneration; the series’ representations of the Second World War and the Cold War; the cancellation crises of 1985 and 1989; the TV movie; the Dalek films of the 1960s and Doctor Who’s triumphant resurrection in 2005.

Board the TARDIS and relive fifty years of a television legend!

FRANK DANES studied English and American Literature at the University of Kent. He is the author of Victorian Literature: Teachers’ Resource (Cambridge University Press) and is Head of English at King’s Ely in Cambridgeshire. His favourite Doctors are Patrick Troughton, Matt Smith and Tom Baker.

If there was such a thing as a time traveller’s check list, Frank Danes would tick every box with his Short History of Doctor Who. He has been watching the show since the beginning and he knows what is good, what is bad and what is ugly and he’s not afraid to talk about those things.

Danes’ book is ... for anyone who wants to understand its history, whether thay have been with the show since Hartnell or joined it at any point in its half century.

The Southland Times, New Zealand

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Edition: UK (3rd paperback)
Title:  Six Decades of Adventure in Space and Time: A Social, Cultural and Screen History of Doctor Who
Released:  September 2018 (Exact date unconfirmed)
Publisher:  Bedford Who Charity Con
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Note:  Updated (and retitled) edition in aid of Bedford Who Charity Con 5, a convention due to be held in April 2019. Currently the book is only available directly from the publsher’s website, or on eBay.

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Doctor Who is the longest running science fiction series in the world.

Launched with little fuss by the BBC in November 1963, it quickly became established as must-see television: a fixture in British popular culture and consciousness. The original series ran for 26 years and the revival, launched in 2005, took the show into its sixth decade. Doctor Who continues to captivate and delight over 100 million viewers in over 100 countries worldwide.

In its six decade run, Doctor Who has tracked and embodied the social, political and cultural changes in the United Kingdom and the world. Doctor Who has tackled the threats of fascism, environmental disaster, religious fanatacism and the mythical forces of evil. In the person of the Doctor herself — and himself — the programme has given us a hero as immortal in appeal as Sherlock Holmes or Robin Hood.

Six Decades of Adventure in Space and Time is no dry academic tome, but a witty and engaging gallop through the history of Doctor Who. It is both for the diehard fan and the viewer who has just joined the show. It is the only one-volume history and reference book of the series you will ever need.

Read Six Decades of Adventure — be the Doctor’s companion for a crazy voyage through time and space!


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