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Published on July 27th, 2013 | by Andrew Reynolds

Andrew Cartmel’s Script Doctor for Reissue?

Former Doctor Who Script Editor Andrew Cartmel has taken to Twitter to tentatively announce plans to re-release both of his out of print non-fiction books, Through Time and Script Doctor.


As reported by Life, Doctor Who and Combom the subject of updating the often controversial Through Time, which was published by Bloomsbury Academic, was broached by a fan via the social media site, to which Cartmel replied:

He followed up with the suggestion that he’d like to handle a release of Script Doctor himself after original publisher Reynolds & Hearn ceased printing in 2010:

If you’re interested in reading more on Andrew’s time as Script Editor during the Seventh Doctor’s reign David Bishop conducted a comprehensive making-of interview with him for New Zealand fanzine TSV.

(Via Life, Doctor Who & Combom.)


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Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.

2 Responses to Andrew Cartmel’s Script Doctor for Reissue?

  1. avatar Geoff says:

    I’d like to read this. Andrew Cartmel is often the forgotten man of 80s Who, I think because we all have more of a taste for scandal than harmony but he was a man of great imagination and brought ideas to the show that were bang upto date for the time and made it much more youthful and exciting than it had been under the previous tenure. Much as I like a lot of what Eric Saward did I do find the constant flow of amoral stories populated by thugs and duplicitous characters in his lastfew years a bit depressing when it’s being fed to you week in week out.

  2. avatar Luke Foord says:

    Script Doctor is a great read, picked up the first edition at a bootfair the other week, brand new for 50p!

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