Meet our authors #12

History as Genre, Aesthetic and Context in  “The Gunfighters”. The writers of Doctor Who and History focus on a different aspect of history as it expressed thematically in the show. Ramie Tateishi looks at the ‘pseudo historical’ “The Gunfighters”. Ramie Tateishi’s chapters on 1966’s “The Gunfighters” considers how audience expectation of a particular historical era and genre of storytelling […]

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Meet our authors #11

A Rude Awakening. Metafiction in Eric Pringle’s “The Awakening”. The writers of Doctor Who and History focus on a different aspect of history as it expressed thematically in the show. Andrew O’Day looks at story-telling in 1984’s “The Awakening”. The serial is focused on a modern-day village and takes a traditional May Day festival and subverts it […]

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Meet our authors #10

Ape Man or Regular Guy? Depictions of Neanderthals and Neanderthal Culture in Doctor Who. The writers of Doctor Who and History focus on a different aspect of history as it expressed thematically in the show. Kristine Larsen looks at depictions of Neanderthal culture in the programme. In her chapter, “Ape-Man or Regular Guy”, Kristine Larsen reviews Doctor Who‘s […]

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Meet out authors #9

The Dark Heart of the Village. Doctor Who in the 1970s and the Problematic Idyll. The writers of Doctor Who and History focus on a different aspect of history as it expressed thematically in the show. Peter Lowe examines the English village as a place of subversion. “The ‘sleepy English village’ is often seen as a place unchanged […]

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Meet our authors #7 and #8

O tempora, o mores. Classics and education in Doctor Who. The writers of Doctor Who and History focus on a different aspect of history as it expressed thematically in the show. Aven McMaster and Mark Sundaram look at the changing place of classics in education. “We looks at the episodes that have touched on the classical world […]

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Meet our authors #6

Playing with Fire. Terrance Dicks, Fans and Doctor Who Season 6B . The writers of Doctor Who and History focus on a different aspect of history as it expressed thematically in the show. Rhonda Knight looks at Terrance Dicks’ contributions to the Doctor Who universe. Rhonda focuses on those contributions to Dicks’ novels that use the Second Doctor’s […]

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Meet our authors #5

Doctor Who and the Never Ending Story The writers of Doctor Who and History focus on a different aspect of history as it expressed thematically in the show. Dene October looks at the programme’s depiction of thirteenth century explorer, Marco Polo. Marco Polo is in the fourth serial of the show, and not only the first historical […]

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