Doctor Who: The New Audio Adventures - The Inside Story Hardcover – 26 Feb 2004
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"FRANKLY ASTOUNDING and SMARTLY DESIGNED ... a FASCINATING account ... BRILLIANT" -- Neil Corry, TV ZONE magazine (December 2003)
"REQUIRED READING" -- Paul Cornell, THE TIMES (31 October 2003)
BOOKS RARELY COME THIS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED -- SFX magazine (December 2003)
EXEMPLARY ... IT HAS ATTAINED A STATUS AS A NEAR-HOLY RELIC IN MY HOME -- Doctor Who Magazine (March 2004)
FRANKLY ASTOUNDING AND SMARTLY DESIGNED ... BRILLIANT -- TV Zone magazine (December 2003)
REQUIRED READING -- The Times (November 2003)
THE GRIPPING STORY OF AN AMAZING FIRM ... POSSIBLY THE MOST CANDID BOOK ABOUT DOCTOR WHO EVER WRITTEN -- BBCI (November 2003)
From the Back Cover
"The possibilities are endless. The format is limitless. That's the beauty of DOCTOR WHO." - Paul McGann
Since 1999, Big Finish Productions have produced regular, fully-licensed ongoing audio adventures for the Doctor and his companions. This official and authorative book is a no-holds-barred account of the making of every Big Finish DOCTOR WHO play - from THE SIRENS OF TIME to 2003's anniversary special ZAGREUS, taking in special releases, online webcasts, the DOCTOR WHO UNBOUND series, DALEK EMPIRE and SARAH JANE SMITH.
* A quarter of a million words!
* Candid interviews with over 100 actors, writers, producers and directors
* Never-before-published missing scenes
* Exclusive excerpts from original archive documents
* New facts, figures and trivia
* A plethora of previously unseen photographs
* A foreword from QUEER AS FOLK creator Russell T. Davies
* An afterword from Eighth Doctor actor Paul McGann
Top Customer Reviews
Released this month are many titles to tempt the Doctor Who fanatic, but with large-format hardbacks, celebration novels, DVDs and CDs, the cash-strapped fan may be tempted to overlook this volume, chronicling and celebrating Big Finish's work in creating original full-length drama for everyone's favourite Time Lord. Well, I say don't.
Warts-and-all is the only way to describe this book. You feel as if there is nothing left to learn about Big Finish. Everything appears to be covered, from the highs of success to those moments when it all looked like falling apart.
Benjamin Cook is an effective storyteller. From the inception of Big Finish to The Sirens of Time (the first Doctor Who release) to the multi-doctor epic Zagreus via Daleks, Sarah-Jane, webcasts and Unbound, his witty and well-researched writing keeps you on track. every page is illustrated with both cover-shots and pictures of cast and crew hard at work (as well as the odd publicity shot). Each entry also includes interviews with Writer, director, Gary Russell and other Big Finish staff.
Interviews with everyone (and I mean everyone) are dotted throughout, quizzing Doctors, companions and guest stars on Big Finish and the audios in general. Perhaps the funniest interview of all is the Nicholas Courtenay one, in which every question is eye-patch related (you have to be a real fan to understand that).
Ever since the 'decade-series' (i.e. The Sixties, The Seventies, The Eighties), fans of Doctor Who have demanded well-researched, comprehensive, informed, detailed reference books. This is one of the best of the current crop.
That is not to say that the book is without its flaws.Read more ›
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