‘The Making of Doctor Who’ audio edition

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The Making of Doctor Who, a non-fiction work by script editor Terrance Dicks and screenwriter and novelist Malcolm Hulke first published in paperback in 1972, will be available as an audio edition in early summer.

The 1972 edition was principally written by Hulke for Piccalo Books. A second 1976 edition was rewritten by Dicks in 1976 and offered by Target Books. It was the first professionally-published non-fiction book about Doctor Who production.

The paperback featured The Trial of Doctor Who, a narrative feature which gave new insights on the Time Lords and UNIT and summarized every television story from An Unearthly Child to The Sea Devils.

In the audio version, the text is brought to life by an array of familiar Doctor Who voices including Jon Culshaw, Dan Starkey, Maureen O’Brien, Louise Jameson, Katy Manning and Geoffrey Beevers.

The publishers description:

It’s the 1970s, and you’re invited behind the scenes of Doctor Who. You’ll go on location to witness the recording of two classic TV adventures (The Sea Devils and Robot) and spend time inside a vintage BBC television studio. You’ll also learn how to write a script or make a monster, 1970s-style!

Authors Terrance Dicks and Malcolm Hulke will guide you through the first ten years of Doctor Who history, detailing how it was created, the people who brought it into being, and the actors who portrayed the Doctor, his friends and their monstrous enemies.

Along the way you’ll hear some of the Doctor’s key early adventures recounted as Time Lord records, UNIT Memos, and other in-story documentation.

The Making of Doctor Who audio edition is available by pre-order for 1 June 2023 from Apple Books and Google Play.