Having grown up watching Tom Baker (#4) and Peter Davison (#5) reruns on PBS in the U.S., I'm a lifelong Doctor Who fan. I've seen the first few from the new season but I'm a few years behind because I've been waiting to get my family caught up on the classics, especially the ones I grew up to love.
That said, I decided to stop reading this book once it got up to the parts of the new series I haven't seen yet, but I'm over 70% through, so I feel I can offer a fair review.
What I was looking for when I picked this book up was a thorough behind the scenes history of the show. How did it start? Why was it cancelled in 1989? How did it survive until its return in 2005? Who are the writers, producers, actors, and directors and what's their story? How did they decide who was going to play The Doctor when they needed to find one?
This book answers those questions. If you're looking for a book covering the lore of the "Whoniverse" and endless bits of trivia, check out 'Who-Ology' instead. This one covers beats from the show but it mostly focuses on the production process itself. If you're more interested in what went into making the show, and how it has developed through its long 50 year history, this book is for you.
I couldn't put it down, and once I get caught up on the new series, I can't wait to read the rest!