BBC Books bring us two cracking hardback celebrations of the 50th Anniversary this Autumn!
BBC Books have this week announced two exclusive hardback book releases set to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who this Autumn. Joining the New Series Adventures trio of novels released in April, the monthly eBooks by famed teen authors releasing throughout 2013 and the audio Destiny of the Doctor range, these latest releases should truly solidify the sense of nostalgia and event reverence in literary form.
First up is The Doctor: His Lives and Times, a release that looks at each era of the show throughout its half-century in the public eye. This release will mostly be immersed in the universe of the show rather than the behind-the-scenes side of things, while featuring contributions from Colin Baker, John and Carole Barrowman, Tim Berners-Lee, Nicholas Briggs, Jenna-Louise Coleman, Paul Cornell, Russell T Davies, Peter Davison, Terrance Dicks, Neil Gaiman, Mark Gatiss, Waris Hussein, Bonnie Langford, Paul McGann, Lalla Ward, Marcus Wilson, Steven Moffat and Matt Smith.
After that, we've got Doctor Who: The Vault. Now this one is focused on what goes on behind the cameras, featuring iconic props, costumes, sets and objects from throughout the history of the BBC1 programme. We'll move from pre-production on the original 1963 run right through to Season Seven Part Two, the 50th Anniversary Spring run of 2013, in rapid yet nostalgic succession while exploring what happened to the show between the years of 1990 and 2004 too. Make no mistake, this is not a release to be missed...
The Doctor: His Lives and Times is published on September 26th, while Doctor Who: The Vault lands in stores everywhere on October 24th. The covers for both releases can be seen below!