Inside the Tardis: The Worlds of Doctor Who

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I. B. Tauris, Sep 19, 2006 - Fiction - 262 pages
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In this study of a television institution--the first to draw extensively on the full riches of the BBC Written Archives--James Chapman explores the history of Doctor Who from its origins to the present day. He shows how the series has evolved to meet changing institutional and cultural contexts, while retaining its quirky, eccentric and distinctively British characteristics. And he demonstrates how the production history of the series has allowed it to renew and refresh its format in response to developments in the wider world of science fiction.

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Review: Inside the Tardis: The Worlds of Doctor Who

User Review  - Elisabeth - Goodreads

A thorough and easy-to-read history of the television series, mostly from the BBC's own written archives. The author is a fan, but generally keeps the opinionating to a minimum and explores events and ... Read full review

Review: Inside the Tardis: The Worlds of Doctor Who

User Review  - Ian Mcardell - Goodreads

Quite in-depth, loses focus one the BBC Cavesham archives aren't a resource post 1980 and seems to fall into some familiar theories. Read full review

About the author (2006)

James Chapman is Professor of Film at the University of Leicester. His previous books for I.B.Tauris include Licence To Thrill: A Cultural History of the James Bond Films and Saints and Avengers: British Adventure Series of the 1960s.

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