Every so often a little gem from the Whoniverse worms its way on to eBay, but few are as unique, or as fascinating, as this: the diary of a Series 5 Production Designer.
Tristan Peatfield worked on the series following the departure of Ed Thomas, and before the arrival of Michael Pickwoad. His personal, on-set notebook features sketches and notes from a range of different television programmes, with at least 13 pages dedicated to Doctor Who. Savvy fans will instantly recognise his drawing of the Doctor’s rotating gizmo from The Lodger, as well as beautiful renderings of Amy Pond and the police box itself.
With bidding due to end on September 10, this may well be one to keep an eye on, not least because all the proceeds will be donated The Isabella Peatfield Memorial Fund, which raises money for children’s projects in Sri Lanka. Tristan’s daughter Isabella sadly died in the country on Boxing Day 2004, and was the youngest British victim of the Indian Ocean Tsunami.
So dig deep and bid well (it’s at £640 at the time of writing), and enjoy this truly unique slice of Doctor Who history (which can never be rewritten – not one line).