Superb celebration of Doctor Who This is arguably one of the best Doctor Who books that has been published in recent years: a warm-hearted celebration of the series and why its fans love it so much. Filled with over one hundred recollections by celebrities – the celebrity angle rarely matters hugely, they could in many cases be written by any enthusiastic fan – it is an absorbing and fascinating read. There is a little repetition in places, for example quite a few of the people visited the Doctor Who exhibition in Blackpool as children – I wish I had! But generally the book is filled with variety, occasionally memories from adulthood, more usually childhood recollections. For anyone who has fallen in love with Doctor Who, particularly as a child, new series or classic, this is a must read. And as a bonus the book is raising money for Alzheimer’s research.
Behind the famous and infamous Sofa’s I have to commend this book edited by Steve Berry as having read it, well having consumed it voraciously last night on receipt It was a book that gave me that sense of winter warmness. It was compelling to read accounts of famous and infamous peoples ( Michael Grade, yes you ) recollections on the series.I enjoyed the breadth of people that Steve had brought on board for the project and the wide range of recollections that just showed what find regard the TV series Doctor Who is held in. This is a real celebration of the original format of the show, th evolution of the show and the reformatting of the modern incarnation of the show.A glorius read and also it’s for a really really good cause.Hats off to all thos involved and a similar follow up of some kind next year for the 50th is called for.
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