For anyone who’s new to Doctor Who (or for anyone that isn’t) may we suggest that you take a look at Fifty Years in Time and Space: A Short History of Doctor Who, which was released at the end of April 2013.
The book chronicles Doctor Who from its humble beginnings in 1963 all the way up to the epic events that we’re now experiencing in 2013. But for those of you thinking that you have already read everything there is to read on the subject of Doctor Who, there may be something new here for you to enjoy. Author Frank Danes, also the Head of English at King’s Ely School in Cambridgeshire, has not only offered a fact-based analysis of the show during its 50 year run but has also looked at it from a fan’s point of view as well:
This book aims to be a guide to fifty years of the series for those who like Doctor Who and want to learn more about it. It aims to be of interest to readers who enjoy the post 2005 revival and want to know more about the original series. I also hope it will be of interest to the die hard, knowledgeable fans who, perhaps lifelong fans like me, devour anything about Doctor Who that they can get their hands on. It is inevitably a personal reading of the series and is coloured by my own critical preferences…I was born in 1965 – on a Saturday, in fact, and just in time to watch ‘Galaxy Four’ episode two.
You’ll also find a multitude of areas covered in the book as well:
Find out about the Doctor’s name; regeneration; the series’ representations of the Second World War and the Cold War; the cancellation crises of 1985 and 1989; the TV movie; the Dalek films of the 1960s and Doctor Who’s triumphant resurrection in 2005.
Fifty Years in Time and Space: A Short History of Doctor Who is available for just £11.95 including p & P (charges vary outside the UK) and you can get your copy here.