Published on November 17th, 2009 | by Christian Cawley
The Writerâ€™s Tale: The Final Chapter
Following reports of a major new edition of Doctor Who: The Writerâ€™s Tale by Russell T Davies and Benjamin Cook, BBC Books have announced publication of The Writerâ€™s Tale: The Final Chapter.
Set to be released on 14th January 2010 as a Â£16.99 paperback, this new edition sees Russell T Davies and Benjamin Cook expand their in-depth discussion of the creative life of Doctor Who to cover Russellâ€™s final year as Head Writer and Executive Producer of the show.
Candid and witty insights abound throughout two yearsâ€™ worth of correspondence, covering David Tennant’s last episodes as the Doctor and the legacy that Russell and David leave behind as a new era of Doctor Who begins. This edition will also include new photos from behind the scenes of David Tennantâ€™s final episodes, as well as a cover featuring Tennant and John Simm alongside Russell T Davies.
With over 300 pages of new material (the original is over 500 pages), and taking in events from the entire five years since the showâ€™s return in 2005, The Writer’s Tale: The Final Chapter will be the most comprehensive – and personal – account of Doctor Who ever published.
Albert DePetrillo, Editorial Director at BBC Books:
â€˜Russell and Benâ€™s book is the ultimate behind-the-scenes account of Doctor Who and a brilliant piece of writing, a book about drama that reads like great drama. I think fans will really respond to this new edition â€“ the generous amount of new material brings the story bang up to date and provides closure to the adventure Russell and Ben started two years ago.â€™
Doctor Who: The Writerâ€™s Tale was first published in September 2008 to critical acclaim. Boyd Hilton of heat described the book â€˜a funny, revealing insight into the workings of the genius who puts the show together.â€™
The Writerâ€™s Tale: The Final Chapter is available for pre-order from Amazon now!
(Thanks to James Whittington)