The PodKast The Comic Strip Companion: the Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to Doctor Who in Comics: 1964 - 1979

Published on October 25th, 2012 | by Christian Cawley

PodKast with a Reference Book (Featuring Paul Scoones)

This week’s podKast (with a “K”) takes a slightly different flavour as Christian Cawley and James McLean discuss Doctor Who non-fiction, specifically reference books.

The Comic Strip Companion: the Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to Doctor Who in Comics: 1964 - 1979

Armed with a copy of Lance Parkin’s A History and Paul Scoones’ The Comic Strip Companion: 1964-1979, your hosts spend time simply delving in at random and discussing the results! This makes for a wide-ranging conversation, enhanced further when Christian chats to Paul Scoones himself.

Once again, you’ll find a mysterious time-wimey “Previously on next week’s podKast” sentence to look out for – let us know if you spotted it from last week’s closing segment. Confused? You should be…

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About the Author


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+.

2 Responses to PodKast with a Reference Book (Featuring Paul Scoones)

  1. avatar BOJAY says:

    Lance Parkin’s AHistory is my favorite. A grand attempt to create a contiunity chronologically of the Doctor Who universe, including the television series classic and new, the Big Finish audios, the Virgin NA’s and MA’s, the BBC books, and the comics. Heads up as the Third Edition will be released from Mad Norwegian Press in early November……….

  2. avatar Philip Bates says:

    The Making of Doctor Who was rereleased with Tom Baker on the cover in 1976. I don’t know, but I presume it was updated too. :)

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