Indispensable for many Who fans in the 1980s and beyond — Jean-Marc Lofficier’s series of guides to Doctor Who. These were originally published in two volumes in 1981 — Volume 1 being an episode guide to Seasons 1-18, and Volume 2 being a A-Z reference guide to actors, writers and characters from the prgramme.
|The Doctor Who Programme Guide books|
The books were revised and republished between 1989 and 1992, with the first volume kept mostly intact (though expanded to cover seasons 1-26) while the second volume was overhauled, expanded and split into two separate books, titled The Terrestrial Index (a guide to actors, writers and spinoffs, plus a chronology of Earth history), and The Universal Databank (an A-Z of characters, aliens and planets from the programme).
Two new editions of Volume 1 were subsequently published: in 1994 and 2003. Then, in 2015, Paul Smith wrote an equivalent episode guide to the new series, appropriately called The New Who Programme Guide, with a cover design in homage to the classic 1989 edition. (This new guide is also listed on this page as it is clearly meant as a continuation of the series — it even contains a foreword from Jean Marc Lofficier himself)
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