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March 7th, 2018 14 comments

The Complete History Book Collection Issue 69

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.

For more information visit the official site at

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  • Type40

    April 10th, 2018 - 1:36pm

    Has this issue been released yet? With the slight re-jig of the running order I was wondering if its publication date has changed.

    • booboo

      April 10th, 2018 - 1:49pm

      FP has sent some out

    • Type40

      April 10th, 2018 - 1:55pm

      Thanks, booboo.

    • The Silent Silent

      April 10th, 2018 - 2:55pm

      Saw this issue in Forbidden Planet Liverpool on the 8th April !! There was at least 3 Books on the shelf

    • Type40

      April 20th, 2018 - 1:09am

      Finally got it! Come on, Ace… I’ve got reading to do! 🙂

  • Anonymous

    March 17th, 2018 - 2:47am

    The stories from October 4-December 6 1989.

  • John Hoover

    March 9th, 2018 - 10:15pm

    This will be interesting

  • Tim M

    March 9th, 2018 - 2:49pm

    We haven’t had a Pertwee book for a while?

    • Anonymous

      March 9th, 2018 - 10:27pm

      So much for mixing in the 12th. Doctor’s Volumes as well?

    • Gareth Pugh

      March 13th, 2018 - 5:18pm

      The next Pertwee was meant to have been issue 72 but (and this helps answer Anonymous’s pint below yours) the have moved that one back (they haven’t revealed when to) to make room for the first Capaldi extension volume (Volume 81 – Last Christmas plus Magician/Witch). Issue 70 would have been the next (and final) Hartnell volume but that’s been put back too – issue 70 is now volume 80 – the end stories of Capaldi’s first series.

    • William Ferguson

      March 16th, 2018 - 1:26am

      The next Capaldi volume is going to be flatline, in the forest of the night and dark water/death in heaven

    • Gareth Pugh

      March 17th, 2018 - 9:42am

      Sorry William, that was what I was saying but I didn’t explain that very clearly.

      Issue 70 (due 2nd May) is now going to be, as you say, Flatline, Forest and Dark Water/Death in Heaven. It *was* until recently going to have been volume 7, i.e. First Doctor

      Issue 72 (due 30th May) is now going to be the first of the ‘extension’ Twelfth Doctor books, volume 81, covering Last Christmas and Magician’s Apprentice/Witch’s Familiar. To Tim M’s point, I was saying that Issue 72 *was* going to have been the next Pertwee volume (volume 18) but that’s been put back now. Anonymous asked what about mixing in the extension Twelfth Doctor books like they said they were going to do – my point being, they are doing it, but only once we get into the 70s (issue-wise)

  • RGB

    March 7th, 2018 - 4:33pm

    the final volume for the claasic run

  • Tim M

    March 7th, 2018 - 10:06am

    Three great stories, but ‘Ghost Light’ is my favourite in this book. A surreal but highly effective story.


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