The Doctor Who Production Diary: The Hartnell Years – p/b – PRE ORDER

£24.99

The Doctor Who Production Diary: The Hartnell Years – p/b – PRE ORDER

£24.99

Written by David Brunt.

In the first of a new series of books, noted Doctor Who historian David Brunt presents the most detailed and comprehensive day-by-day record ever published of the show’s production during the years 1963-1966 when William Hartnell played the Doctor.

668pp. 6×9-format deluxe paperback, with gatefold flaps, silver foil stamp, and printing to the reverse of the cover.
ISBN 978-1-84583-222-3
Published 10 May 2024

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In the first of a new series of books, noted Doctor Who historian David Brunt presents the most detailed and comprehensive day-by-day record ever published of the show’s production during the years 1963-1966 when William Hartnell played the Doctor.

Drawing on many years of research and an exhaustive study of BBC archive documentation – including files not previously accessed by any other Doctor Who author – the book includes a wealth of newly-discovered information and explodes some long-standing myths.

Some things you will discover in this book:

  • Which future Doctor Who scriptwriter was the first person approached to write for the series?
  • How major was the overhaul to the BBC Drama Department under Sydney Newman in 1963, and who first suggested the idea before he even joined the BBC?
  • How did the series manage to get made, when several people inside the BBC tried to get it cancelled before it even went into production?
  • How many people turned down the offer of becoming the series’ producer before Verity Lambert was hired?
  • How long before he appeared as Steven Taylor was Peter Purves contracted for the role?
  • Was Vicki going to appear in ‘The Daleks’ Master Plan’?
  • Was Katarina originally going to survive that same story?
  • When was Vicki planned to be burned as a witch?
  • Was Anne Chaplet going to appear in ‘The Celestial Toymaker’?
  • On what date was it first decided to write out William Hartnell as the Doctor?
  • Exactly when was Patrick Troughton contracted to replace him?

And much more …

You think you know the background and history of the development of the show and the era of the First Doctor?  Think again …

Copies of this book will be available to USA-based customers through the following retailers:
WHO North America: https://www.whona.com

Copies of this book will be available to AUSTRALIAN and NEW ZEALAND-based customers through the following retailer:
RETROSPACE: https://www.retrospace.co.nz/the-doctor-who-production-diary-the-hartnell-years/

668pp. 6×9-format deluxe paperback, with gatefold flaps, silver foil stamp, and printing to the reverse of the cover.
ISBN 978-1-84583-222-3
Published 10 May 2024

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

David Brunt was born at an early age, on a date somewhere in this book, and (at the time of writing) is still alive.

He has been a participant in Doctor Who fandom since time began, including as historian of the Doctor Who Appreciation Society for eleven years, for which he is still apologising.

For a decade he was writer of several BBC Doctor Who DVD and blu-ray production notes, which seemed to go down well at the time even though all the best jokes were edited out.

Advisor and contributor to far too many TV-related magazines and books to remember.

He lives somewhere in Wales, near England. Somebody has to.

 

Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 20.3 × 13.2 × 6 cm

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