The Doctor Who Programme Guide
 

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By:Jean-Marc Lofficier
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Editions:  UK (1st hardback) | UK (1st paperback) | UK (2nd paperback) | UK (3rd paperback) | US (4th paperback)
Description:  Episode guide to the classic series of Doctor Who.

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Edition: UK (1st hardback)
Title:  The Doctor Who Programme Guide: Vol. 1
Released:  May 1981
Publisher:  WH Allen
ISBN:0-491-02804-0
Format: hardback
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Note:  Volume 2 (an A-Z of actors, writers and characters) was published simultaneously.

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When was the first Dalek story televised?

Who wrote the script?

When did K9 first appear on the scene?

How many Doctor Who programmes have there been, and how many of the stories have been novelised?

The Doctor Who Programme Guide — volumes one and two — is the answer to a Doctor Who fan’s prayers. Jean-Marc Lofficier has gathered together from a variety of sources the detailed information that intrigues the Doctor Who following. No Doctor Who library is complete without it.

Volume 1

This volume contains a complete list of all the Doctor Who BBC Television serials. There is a brief outline of each story, accompanied by a cast list. Producers, script editors, script writers and directors are also credited.

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Edition: UK (1st paperback)
Title:  The Doctor Who Programme Guide Volume 1: The Programmes
Released:  October 1981
Publisher:  Target
ISBN:0-426-20139-6
Format: paperback
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Cover blurb:
THE DOCTOR WHO PLOTS ALL IN ONE BOOK

This intergalactic guide to the adventures of Doctor Who tells the complete story of the Doctor’s astounding exploits. It gives you the plots, cast lists, production teams and dates of the Doctor Who adventures shown on television since 1963.

This book is your TARDIS. With it you can travel through time and relive all the Doctor’s past adventures. Fight against the Daleks with the Thals! Join forces with UNIT against the Green Death! Discover the truth about the Curse of Peladon! Stop the revenge of the Cybermen! Wrestle with the brain of a renegade Time Lord!

The Doctor Who Programme Guide is the key to all the Doctor’s adventures. No Doctor Who library is complete without it.

Also in this series: The Doctor Who Programme Guide Vol. 2: What’s What and Who’s Who in Space and Time

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Edition: UK (2nd paperback)
Title:  Doctor Who: The Programme Guide
Released:  December 1989
Publisher:  Target
ISBN:0-426-20342-9
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Autumn 1963: a time machine disguised as a battered blue police telephone box made its first appearance on Britain’s television screens. A quarter of a century, seven Doctors, and more than a hundred and fifty stories later, Doctor Who is still going strong.

The Doctor Who Programme Guide is the complete guide to every Doctor Who story shown on television. The stories are listed in order of broadcasting; each entry includes the storyline, the full cast list, and the names of the producer, script editor, writer and director.

This new edition is updated and revised throughout, with a new foreword by John Nathan-Turner, the man who has produced Doctor Who during the 1980’s.

Essential reading for every fan of Doctor Who.

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Edition: UK (3rd paperback)
Title:  Doctor Who Programme Guide
Released:  June 1994
Publisher:  Virgin
ISBN:0-426-20342-9
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Note:  Updated and expanded edition, but has the same ISBN as the 2nd edition.

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This indispensable handbook first appeared more than a decade ago, and immediately established itself as the single most important reference work about Doctor Who.

Since then it has been updated four times. This new edition contains all the important information about every Doctor Who story.

The stories appear in order of television broadcasting, starting with the first episode of An Unearthly Child on 23 November 1963. Each entry includes the storyline, the full cast list, technical credits, and the details of novelizations, video cassettes and audio cassettes of the story.

An additional section gives details, including storylines, of the New Adventures that have been published since the TV series finished in 1989.

Also by Jean-Marc Lofficier:

The Terrestrial Index — A who’s who of Doctor Who actors and technicians, and a chronology of the Doctor’s involvement with Earth and humans.

The Universal Databank — An encyclopedic A to Z of characters, creatures, places and things from the Doctor Who television stories.

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Edition: US (4th paperback)
Released:  May 2003
Publisher:  iUniverse
ISBN:0-595-27618-0
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Note:  Unlike the previous editions, Randy Lofficier (Jean-Marc’s wife) is credited as co-author. Compared to the previous edition, details of the 1996 TV movie were added, but information on the New Adventures were removed.

Cover blurb:
The Doctor Who Programme Guide is the complete guide to every Doctor Who story shown on television. The stories are listed in order of broadcasting, starting with the first episode broadcast in 1963. Each entry includes the storyline, the cast list, and the names of the producer, script editor, writer and director, and the details of novelizations, video and audio cassette releases. This indispensable guide first appeared over twenty years ago, and immediately established itself as the single, most important reference work about Doctor Who.

“THE bible to an entire generation of (Doctor Who) fans on both sides of the Atlantic."
—Andrew Pixley, Celestial Toyroom

“A real treat for Doctor Who buffs."
—David McDonnell, Starlog

“It sits invaluably upon every fan’s bookshelf and is a constant source of reference."
—Gary Russell, Doctor Who Monthly

“A remarkable work of... dedicated scholarship."
—Barry Letts, Producer, Doctor Who

Jean-Marc & Randy Lofficier are award-winning comic-book writers and translators. They wrote several books about TV series and a French Science Fiction Encyclopedia. They have also written scripts for television series such as The Real Ghostbusters and Duck Tales.


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