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June 29th, 2018 5 comments

The Complete History Book Collection Issue 78

Available to order in the UK from

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The definitive history of BBC’s long-running series Doctor Who continues with this volume on the twelfth Doctor focusing on three stories from Series 9: ‘Sleep No More,’ ‘Face the Raven,’ and ‘Heaven Sent.’

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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  • Tim M

    July 6th, 2018 - 9:32am

    ‘Heaven Sent’ is my favourite story in this book. A 10/10 bona fide classic. Although not my favourite Capaldi story. That would be ‘The Magicians Apprentice/ The Witch’s Familiar ‘.

  • Anonymous

    June 30th, 2018 - 7:58am

    Sleep no more and Heaven sent are the best stories since Survival!

    • Tim M

      June 30th, 2018 - 11:27pm

      Ermmm… No.

  • Ash

    June 29th, 2018 - 10:38am

    It’s odd that the final three episodes of Series 9 aren’t in one volume. Each episode leads into the next, and they’re all heavily connected to one another. It would’ve made more sense to have those three in one volume and then The Husbands of River Song and The Return of Doctor Mysterio (again, both are connected through the villains and references to Husbands in the latter. Also the fact they’re both Christmas specials!) in the next.

    That said, whatever you may think of them, Sleep No More and Heaven Sent are two of the most experimental episodes in the history of the show. Including them in the same volume gives this book a bit of a theme of sorts I guess?

    I’m very much looking forward to reading about the making of Heaven Sent though!

    • The Flying Shark

      June 29th, 2018 - 11:02am

      I agree with you, the groupings here are awful. Sleep No More and Heaven Sent are two of the show’s most unique episodes, with individual writing styles and directing techniques, and I personally could read a volume devoted to each of them, and it genuinely angers me that they’ve been lumped together in the only one from Series 9 with 3 stories a book (which will probably mean they have shorter features on them), when averagely written and directed stories like Girl Who Died/Woman Who Lived have half a book on them when there probably isn’t that much to talk about.

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