Having collected the Doctor Who annuals since 1964, when they were published by World Distributors, and then bought last year's annual published by Panini, I was very disappointed when I looked through this year's annual and found 'those same old facts' which are appearing everywhere, a few games and two poorly written picture stories. Where were the text stories? Then I noticed the annual had been published by the BBC and the penny dropped when I realised the Doctor Who Story Book, by Panini, was actually this year's annual...I think! All the old annuals, and last year's as well, could be enjoyed by fans young and old. This year, you have to buy TWO books to get an annual catering for both age groups. Clever thinking, those publishers. So, the moral of this review is: If you're an avid fan of the series, buy the Story Book - every one else, as long as you're very young, should buy the annual and give it away as a Christmas present later this year.