I am the Doctor!: Jon Pertwee's Final Memoir (Doctor Who) Hardcover – 21 Nov 1996
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In this book, completed just days before his death, the late actor, comedian, entertainer and raconteur, John Pertwee, presents for the first time ever in print sto ries of his time playing television''s favourite Time Lord. '
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Published posthumously, this memoir chronicles these years, as well as briefly outling Pertwee's pre and post''Who' career. Though many of the anecdotes are familiar, there's enough new stuff to make this fresh and interesting. Jon has a few digs at those whom he didn't get on with, but unlike Patrick Macnee's 'The Avengers & Me', this is not as 'warts-and-all' as it might have been.
The actor's affection for the 'Who family' is there for all to see, particularly Katy Manning and Lis Sladen. His sadness at Roger Delgado's death is particularly moving. Though he clearly relished the role, I suspect he, like other 'Who' actors, was frustrated at losing out on so many other roles because of it.
I defy anyone not to cry after reading the final page. Its a lovely farewell from a great British actor.
The cost was extortionate, owing to the fact that this fabulous book has rather bizarrely never been given the honour of any kind of reprint. But, when you are as deeply embedded in your ex-wife's bad books as I am at the moment, to the point where you are fairly certain that every little ache, pain and twinge in your body is down to some little effigy of you that she is more than likely sticking great big pins in, no amount of money is too much.
'I Am The Doctor!' is a wonderful work, although it is more than a little tainted by the fact that poor Jon Pertwee passed away only twelve days after completing work on the manuscript for it. His contribution is truly memorable though, representing the lion's share of the text of the book and consisting of his reminiscences and experiences, interspersed with a selection of anecdotes, all linked together by dozens and dozens of, predominantly black and white, photographs. You've also got little interviews dotted around the place from various personnel associated with the Third Doctor's era.Read more ›
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Good book, many pictures about the great, clever entertainer. Buy if you like coffee table books and are a fan of the third DoctorPublished on 17 Oct. 2013 by Amazon Customer
I had the good fortune to meet Jon Pertwee, and can report that he was, on this occasion, a wonderful, charismatic and very fuuny man. Read morePublished on 29 May 2008 by Mr. C. J. Iredale