Doctor Who News Behind the Sofa 1

Published on September 4th, 2012 | by Philip Bates

Pre-order Behind the Sofa Now!

Behind the Sofa, the compilation book of celebrity memories of Doctor Who, is due for release on 27th September, and can be pre-ordered now from Amazon.

Funded by loyal Whovians, the book is compiled by Steve Berry, who undertook the massive mission of getting over 100 celebrities to donate anecdotes about Doctor Who in memory of his mother, Janet, who passed away in 2009. 100% of the profits go to Alzheimer’s Research UK, and while the first editions have all sold out on MyShopify, a second batch is winging its way to online retailers like Amazon (who have it for just £10.49!).

Contributors include writers like Chris Chibnall (42; Dinosaurs on a Spaceship), Paul Cornell (Father’s Day; Human Nature/ The Family of Blood) and Tony Lee (IDW’s ongoing comic series); actors like Nicola Bryant (Peri), Julian Glover (Scaroth in City of Death) and Hugh Bonneville (Curse of the Black Spot’s Captain Henry Avery); and comedians like Charlie Brooker, Stephen Merchant, and Jon Culshaw (well-known for his impersonation of Tom Baker).

Oh, and Michael Grade. Y’know. The bloke responsible for many years worth of pain. Yeah, him. Berry said:

“I always had a sneaking suspicion that everyone in the world loves Doctor Who. Now I have proof! If I could get all the famous names who contributed to this book into one room, it would be the maddest Doctor Who party ever. Until then, their favourite memories of the programme are preserved for all to see. Plus, everyone who buys a copy will be helping to give hope to the 820,000 people in the UK living with dementia today.”

It’s such a good cause; what are you waiting for – order it now!

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When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything.




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