Book Review: Doctor Who- The Complete History Issue #1


Edited by John Ainsworth.
Read between: March 28th- April 5th
Number of pages: 152
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Hachette Partworks/ Panini Books

Review: As the first book in the partworks, I was quite surprised that it started with episodes in the middle of Series 3, starting with Gridlock (epsiode 3), followed by Daleks in Manhattan/Evolution of the Daleks, The Lazarus Experiment, and 42.

I really enjoyed reading it, and it doesn’t even have to be read cover-to-cover, each episode has it’s own colour scheme making it easier to dip in and out to read specific information on specific episodes. The episode sections are then split again into further sections; pre production, production, post production, publicity, broadcast, merchandise, and a specific profile on one of the cast members of that episode. I liked the last part as it let us know more about an actor that may have only made a cameo once or twice- and about other works in case we want to watch them too.

There’s a lot of information, but the partworks is great for all sorts of Doctor Who fans, young and old, and gives them a behind the scenes look into episodes they know well.

I’d definitely recommend it to other fans of the show, although I’m not sure if you can purchase back issues just yet…..the series is still being released.
However, I’m looking forward to working through the rest of them.

5/5 stars!

Thanks for reading!



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