Bonus Material

Remember On the Outside it Looked Like an Old Fashioned Police Box, the Mark Gatiss documentary about the Doctor Who novelizations from Target books?

The documentary was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2009 – but it seems that there was quite a bit of material left over. As a result, the BBC’s Official Doctor Who website is currently featuring some of the cut material including some of the interview with Russell T Davies.

Of particular interest however is the interview with Mark Gatiss and documentary producer Simon Hollis which features some good questions about the Target books and this particular gem from Gatiss:

How would you have been described in one of those early Target novelizations?

MG: “A too-tall man with a beak of a nose and sparse reddish hair”.

All of the bonus material is available via this link.

Christian Cawley


A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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