David Whitaker

New book tells the story of Doctor Who’s first Story Editor

David Whitaker in an Exciting Adventure with Television is written by Simon Guerrier.  In time to celebrate Doctor Who‘s 60th anniversary, publisher Ten Acre Films (The Long Game, Pull to Open) are releasing a book about one of the people who was instrumental in the show’s early success: David Whitaker. Riffing on the title of … >

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William Hartnell as The Doctor

Pull To Open – interview with Paul Hayes, the writer of the ‘inside story’ on Doctor Who’s genesis

Pull To Open: 1962–1963: The Inside Story of how the BBC created and launched Doctor Who is out now.  Writer and broadcaster Paul Hayes is no stranger to the arcane world of television show development. In 2021, his excellent book The Long Game painstakingly pieced together Doctor Who‘s complicated journey back to our screens in … >

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The Tomorrow People

Jaunt: A Viewer’s Guide to THE TOMORROW PEOPLE – book review

The revised edition of Jaunt tackles three iterations of The Tomorrow People on screen, plus much more.  If you mention The Tomorrow People to a fellow cult television fan, the response often differs depending on their age. For many, it’s the much-loved 1970s children’s series, while for others it’s the 1990s version. More recently, in … >

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The Long Game: new book tells the story of Doctor Who’s recommission

Chronicling 1996 to 2003, Paul Hayes explores the path from the TV Movie to Russell T Davies’ reinvention. When Doctor Who returned to Saturday night BBC One in 2005, it had been on a long journey. That journey began some some nine years earlier, in the wake of the troubled American co-produced TV Movie of … >

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