Doctor Who: A Celebration: Two Decades Through Time and Space

Doctor Who: A Celebration: Two Decades Through Time and Space by Peter Haining

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With the benefit of hindsight it is difficult to see how BBC TV`s Doctor Who series could possibly have failed. In fact, it had a most inauspicious beginning. Due to the extensive television coverage devoted to the assassination of President John Kennedy the day before, the first episode of Doctor Who went out later than scheduled. Viewing figures were disappointing, but a decision was taken to give the programme a second showing the following week. The response was tremendous and after a shaky start the series was all set to run and run and run... Peter Haining has compiled a fitting tribute to the success of this remarkable programme, to mark its twentieth anniversary. His book reflects the rich diversity of talent and ideas that have invested Doctor Who with its unique appeal to viewers of all ages and made it the vital and popular series it remains to this day- a popularity reinforced by W.H. Allen/Target`s novelisations of the stories. In addition to articles on key landmarks in the Doctor Who universe, this celebratory volume contains contributions from Verity Lambert, the first producer of the programme; Barry Letts, one-time director, producer, and executive producer; Terrrance Dicks, ex-script editor, script writer, and author of many of the Doctor Who novelisations; John Nathan-Turner, the current producer; and all five actors who have played the part of the Doctor give their views on this epic phenomenon. For those who first saw the programme in 1963 to those who regularly watch it today, this W.H. Allen special will be a constant source of pleasure and a unique volume to treasure.

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Peter Alexander Haining (1940 - 2007), also known as Ric Alexander, was a British journalist, writer and compiler of over 130 anthologies who lived and worked in Suffolk. Born April 2, 1940, in Enfield, he began his career as a reporter in Essex before moving to London, where he worked as a journalist before joining the New English Library. In 1965 he married Philippa Waring and has two sons and a daughter. In the seventies, Haining wrote three novels, but is better known as the compiler and editor of anthologies. Peter Haining was a notable authority on horror literature, specializing in early Gothic and classic English ghost stories. At a time when nineteenth-century Gothic fiction was difficult to obtain, his collections often became the only source of such material for a wide range of readers. In contrast to the then existing series (Pan Book of Horror Stories and others), Haining preferred classic, more sophisticated and shocking stories. Also, in an effort to expand the ...

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Peter Alexander Haining (1940 - 2007), also known as Ric Alexander, was a British journalist, writer and compiler of over 130 anthologies who lived and worked in Suffolk. Born April 2, 1940, in Enfield, he began his career as a reporter in Essex before moving to London, where he worked as a journalist before joining the New English Library. In 1965 he married Philippa Waring and has two sons and a daughter. In the seventies, Haining wrote three novels, but is better known as the compiler and editor of anthologies. Peter Haining was a notable authority on horror literature, specializing in early Gothic and classic English ghost stories. At a time when nineteenth-century Gothic fiction was difficult to obtain, his collections often became the only source of such material for a wide range of readers. In contrast to the then existing series (Pan Book of Horror Stories and others), Haining preferred classic, more sophisticated and shocking stories. Also, in an effort to expand the repertoire of his anthologies, he opened to readers a lot of little-known and previously unknown stories. In 2001, Peter Alexander Haining received the. Carl Edward Wagner from the British Fantasy Award. He died on November 19, 2007.  Wikipedia FantasticFiction