Following reports of a major new edition of Doctor Who: The Writer’s Tale by Russell T Davies and Benjamin Cook, BBC Books have announced publication of The Writer’s Tale: The Final Chapter.

Russell T Davies with David Tennant and John Simm on the cover of Doctor Who: The Writer’s Tale: The Final Chapter Set to be released on 14th January 2010 as a £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 Russell’s final year as Head Writer and Executive Producer of the show.

Candid and witty insights abound throughout two years’ 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 Tennant’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 show’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:

‘Russell and Ben’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 – 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.’

Doctor Who: The Writer’s Tale was first published in September 2008 to critical acclaim. Boyd Hilton of heat described the book ‘a funny, revealing insight into the workings of the genius who puts the show together.’

The Writer’s Tale: The Final Chapter is available for pre-order from Amazon now!

(Thanks to James Whittington)