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Doctor Who: The Sixties (Doctor Who New Adventures) Hardcover – 15 Oct 1992


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  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Virgin Publishing (15 Oct. 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1852274204
  • ISBN-13: 978-1852274207
  • Product Dimensions: 30.8 x 24 x 1.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,032,239 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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David J Howe has been involved with Doctor Who research and writing for over thirty years. He has been consultant to a large number of publishers and manufacturers for their Doctor Who lines, and is author or co-author of over thirty factual titles associated with the show. He also has one of the largest collections of Doctor Who merchandise in the world.

David was contributing editor to Starburst Magazine for seventeen years from 1984 - 2001. Since 1994 he was book reviews editor for Shivers Magazine until it ceased publication in 2008. In addition he has written articles, interviews and reviews for a wide number of publications, including Fear, Dreamwatch, Infinity, Stage and Television Today, The Dark Side, Doctor Who Magazine, The Guardian, Film Review, SFX, Sci-Fi Entertainment, Collectors' Gazette, Deathray and the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

He edited the bi-monthly newsletter of the British Fantasy Society from 1992 to 1995, and also edited and published several books for them, including the British and World Fantasy Award shortlisted Manitou Man, a limited edition hardback and paperback collection of short fiction by horror author Graham Masterton. He was Chair of the BFS from 2010 to 2011, and edited their fortieth anniversary anthology, Full Fathom Forty, published in September 2011.

He wrote the book Reflections: The Fantasy Art of Stephen Bradbury for Dragon's World Publishers and has contributed short fiction to Peeping Tom, Dark Asylum, Decalog, Dark Horizons, Kimota, Perfect Timing, Perfect Timing II, Missing Pieces, Shrouded by Darkness and Murky Depths, and factual articles to James Herbert: By Horror Haunted and The Radio Times Guide to Science Fiction. He wrote the screenplay for Daemos Rising, a film released on DVD by Reeltime Pictures in 2004. A book of his fiction, talespinning, appeared from Telos Publishing in September 2011.

He is Editorial Director of Telos Publishing Ltd, a UK based independent press specialising in horror/science fiction Novellas, crime novels, and guides to a variety of film and TV shows. In 2006 the company won the World Fantasy Award for their publishing work, and in 2010 celebrated their tenth anniversary while also receiving the British Fantasy Award for Best Small Press in 2010 and 2011. He writes about Doctor Who merchandise for Doctor Who Insider magazine, and contributes liner notes for BBC Audio's range of Doctor Who novelisation CDs.

NOTE: Unfortunately Amazon is unable to list some of the books that I have edited because they cannot find evidence that I did this. So some of the BFS published ones won't show on my listing. The ones that this affects are:

Clive Barker: Mythmaker for the Millennium (by Suzanne J Barbieri)

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On 23 November 1963 the first Doctor Who episode was screened on British TV. Running for almost 30 years, Doctor Who had to face fierce opposition from within the BBC and it only narrowly missed being axed after its first season when questions about the Daleks and their terrifying effects on children were asked in the House. This book provides a record of these early years, providing an insight into a production process very different from the sophisticated studio methods of today, and tells some of the internal political wrangling at the BBC. Actors, directors and crew recall their contributions in a decade which saw the development of colour broadcasting and the move from primitive one-take studio sets to more elaborate location filming. The technical and creative processes are examined, revealing that many of the effects that were to become hallmarks of the series came about only by accident, and showing how episodes would often be patched together as budgets dictated the way stories would develop.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By jeremiah harbottle on 30 Dec. 2012
Format: Paperback
for those who wish to find a "dr. who" book that covers the early days in all their glory, then look no further than this indespensible guide to the william hartnell/patrick troughton eras as fascinating photos compliment the equally informative information that ranges from the programme's beginnings to its overwhelming success to hartnell's decision to leave and then onto troughton's era where he made the character his own. it is all here in this brilliantly-written but highly collectible volume. surviving members of the cast from 1963 to 1969 were interviewed and their insights are great to read.
i was glad to discover that this book is in A4 size as the sheer scope of photos and writing couldn't be contained in a smaller size.
with regards to the photos, i'd guess that there are about 200 or more. i particularly like the ones in colour as they show the "dr. who" series from this time in a different but interesting light. also of interest, are the behind-the-scenes photos showing the production crew at work in preparing the sets, costumes and all the various characters.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Timelord-007 TOP 500 REVIEWER on 22 Jun. 2014
Format: Paperback
Doctor Who : The Sixties.
Paperback edition 162 pages.

On 23 November 1963, a British institution was born. Doctor Who ran for almost 30 years & commanded a following no other TV programme matched, but in its day it had to face fierce opposition from within the BBC, and it only narrowly missed being axed after its first season when questions about the Daleks and their terrifying effects on children despite creator Sidney Newmans insistance of no bug eyed monsters.

Doctor Who : The Sixties is the definitive record of these early years, providing an insight into a production process very different from the sophisticated studio methods of today & tells something of the internal political wranglings at the BBC. Actors, writers, directors & crew recall their contributions in a decade which saw the development of colour broadcasting & the move from primitive one-take studio sets to more elaborate location filming.

The technical & creative processes involved are examined, revealing that many of the effects that were to become hallmarks of the series came about only by accident & showing how episodes would often be patched together as budgets dictated the way the stories would develop.

Timelord Thoughts.
Authors David J Howe, Mark Stammers & Stephen James Walker have delivered a in depth informative book about Doctor Who's humble beginnings, from its creation to transmission from casting actors, employing writers, the creation of Doctor Who's iconic theme music to the BBC special effects team who had to create monsters week in week out on a miniscule budget.

These 3 authors leave no stone unturned delivering a wealth of trivia & informative information throughout the books 162 pages including some never before photos.
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an outstanding and comprehensive book on 60s Doctor Who, covering everything- the TV series, the films, merchandise, plays, and the people behind the show. Its old, as it was made in 1992, but still one of the best tv tie in books i've read and a loving tribute to a landmark British show.
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By barry nobles on 5 Mar. 2015
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very good
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Excellent reference 25 Mar. 2011
By Kortick - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is one of three in a series. The first being Dr Who The Sixties, the next Dr.Who The Seventies, and the last Dr. Who The Eighties. I can not recommend this set of books to any classic Dr Who fan strongly enough.. The details and behind the scenes info and production notes as well as the amazing collection of photos is staggering. This volume, The Sixties, deals with Doctor Whos first and second incarnations as played by William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton. Seeing how it is also the first book in the series it gives details as to how the show was concieved and made its way on air. There is info on every story, including cast notes, locations, dates, and even ratings for each episode. I had previously purchased both The Seventies and The Eighties books and this one, The Sixites completes my collection and I fully recommend them all. These books are written by the same authors of the Handbooks of the Doctors, 7 of them one for each Doctor, and they tie together perfectly. Great details and a real love of the show is evident in these books.
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A 'must have' for any Who fan 15 Oct. 1998
By Taras Skirko tskirko@nt.com - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The book is simply marvelous. Packed with information and some never before seen footage, the book is a valuable source, reflecting on a decade that witnessed the show's birth. Just as important as 'The Seventies' and 'The Eighties.'
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