Watch with Mother

(Doreen Eleanor, 1935-2017) If you come here a lot, I owe you an apology. Publishing the blog every day has become a habit, and a convenient way to promote the thirteen writers of the Doctor Who and History book. But last week my Mum died. Last week I thought I’d never publish the blog again. […]

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Doctor Who and History Spoilers II

Let the Chains of Fenric Shatter. The contributors to Doctor Who and History researched a specific aspect of history as it is explored in the show. This series of taster-blogs previews their work – and thought processes – by offering a sneak peek at the finished book. Marcus Harmes‘s chapter is all about the Vikings in the programme. “In […]

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Doctor Who and History Spoilers I

The Doctor Dies: Full Fathom Five. The contributors to Doctor Who and History researched a specific aspect of history as it is explored in the show. This series of taster-blogs previews their work – and thought processes – by offering a sneak peek at the finished book. Karen Hellekson goes explores the alternative history of Big Finish’s Doctor Who Unbound series […]

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Adventures in History #3

FROM DOCTOR WHO AND HISTORY Specifically, production decisions and economic factors prevented the Second Doctor from having a regeneration scene like the one in “The Tenth Planet.” During the sixth season of Doctor Who, the future of the program was under question. Many at the BBC believed that the show was “tired” and that it […]

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The Thirteen Doctors – Part V

Surprise, Surprise? What did the thirteen academics behind Doctor Who and History make of the decision to cast Jodie Whittaker as the thirteenth Doctor? Some waited with friends nervously while others were taken by surprise.   Contributor Andrew O’Day, who wrote a chapter on ‘The Awakening’, remembers, “I was at Harris Headquarters, among much merriment, when the […]

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The Thirteen Doctors – Part IV

Change .. and Not a Moment too Soon. What did the thirteen academics behind Doctor Who and History make of the decision to cast Jodie Whittaker as the thirteenth Doctor? Peter Lowe on the fluctuations of regeneration. “As the success of Doctor Who has always rested on the main character’s ability to change into someone completely different […]

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The 13 Doctors – Part III

I’ve been holding out for David Warner since I was about 14 years old. What did the thirteen academics behind Doctor Who and History make of the decision to cast Jodie Whittaker as the thirteenth Doctor? Carey Fleiner on getting over regenerations. “Wow – Is this the elephant in the room, or not? Why are people ducking […]

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