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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User Review  - Shannon Appelcline - Goodreads

Although the author gets too pompous from time-to-time, there's quite a bit to like as he breaks down the several cultural periods of the Doctor Who show. Read full review

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User Review  - Paul Doody - Goodreads

One of the very best non-fiction books about Doctor Who tells the story of how the programme was made, with particular focus on the politics within the BBC that almost scuppered the show. 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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