The Wonderful Book of Doctor Who 1965

Readers with longer memories than me might recall me mentioning something rather nice called The Brilliant Book of Doctor Who 2011, which has since been followed by a 2012 version, which I’ll talk about when it reaches the top of my tuit stack.[1]

Anyway, I wasn’t the only one impressed by the book, as it seems it’s inspired a bunch of cool and talented people to produced an ebook that’s a not quite entirely genuine version of the book based on the first series of Doctor Who, which started in November 1963.

There’s a lovely disclaimer on their about page:

The contents of this book are entirely fabricated and should not be believed, not even the bits that say they are facts. All quotes by persons living or dead are not genuine and are intended for entertainment purposes only. They should not be taken as suggesting or reflecting the opinions then or since of anyone named in this book or connected with the production of Doctor Who at any time, or even of the author of this book.

This book is produced as an homage to The Brilliant Book of Doctor Who 2011 edited by Clayton Hickman. It is for personal amusement and consumption only, and must not be commercially exploited in any way or form. All images are copyright their original owners and no breach of their rights is intended.

And here it is – you can read it on the page, or download a PDF to read on a device of your choice. I’ve only had a quick look so far, but it looks like a finely crafted bit of work, and good fun too.

The Wonderful Book of Doctor Who 1965

Thanks to the ever-informative Doctor Who News Page for the tip on this one

[1] Note: this generally does work as a stack. There are some things I’ve been meaning to read for about ten years now…  :oops: