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January 11th, 2018 12 comments

The Complete History Book Collection Issue 64

Available to order in the UK from

Usually available to order in the USA from

The definitive history of BBC’s long-running series Doctor Who continues with volume 54.

Illustrated throughout with photographs from the archives and in full-color, this hardcover volume features story summaries, character and actor profiles, pre- and post-production notes, broadcast reaction, and much more.

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  • The Caretaker

    January 13th, 2018 - 2:28pm

    Troughton looks miserable in this picture. Was this photo taken when he felt overworked and tired during episode 1 of ‘The Mind Robber’. Hence one of the many reasons why he subsequently left.

  • Tim M

    January 11th, 2018 - 7:18pm

    ‘The War Games’ is easily the best story featured in this book. ‘The War Games’ is also one of the all time great Doctor Who stories too!

    • Professor

      January 11th, 2018 - 9:32pm

      Has to be the seeds of death for me, ever since the early vhs release have loved the story, one of the all time best. War games is well up there too.

    • The Caretaker

      January 12th, 2018 - 10:00pm

      I prefer ‘The Seeds of Death’ compared to ‘The Ice Warriors’. ‘The War Games’ though is an epic. Very well directed, written and acted.

    • Anonymous

      January 13th, 2018 - 10:18am

      The Ice Warriors is not in this book. War Games is the best in this volume.

    • The Caretaker

      January 13th, 2018 - 1:15pm

      I know that. I was only comparing the two Ice Warrior stories from the Troughton era.

  • Michael

    January 11th, 2018 - 6:22pm

    Anybody know what photograph of Troughton has been used for this cover? It doesn’t look like him somehow and I can’t recall seeing this photo before (presumably a black and white one).

    • Anonymous

      January 12th, 2018 - 12:28pm

      It’s a strange composite

  • Anonymous

    January 11th, 2018 - 6:10pm

    Oh my giddy aunt! What have they done to his face! Good book though.

    • Galactic yo-yo

      January 11th, 2018 - 7:05pm

      Not a very flattering picture

  • bryan

    January 11th, 2018 - 12:24pm

    A massive 22 episode Bumper issue, have we had one with more episodes. ?

    Fantastic Books

    • The Flying Shark

      January 11th, 2018 - 2:25pm

      Don’t think so, from memory, its closest competition is the Hartnell volume with Galaxy 4, Mission to the Unknown, The Myth Makers and The Daleks’ Master Plan, so 21 episodes.

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