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Doctor Who By Philip Segal

Doctor Who
by Philip Segal

In 1998 "Doctor Who" was voted the most popular drama series ever produced by the BBC, a result which embarrassed the corporation which had cancelled the 35-year-old series nearly ten years before. This title chronicles the BBC's seven-year struggle to develop it as a US co-production.
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Doctor Who: Regeneration by Philip Segal

"Doctor Who" was voted in 1998 as the most popular drama series ever produced by the BBC, a result which shocked its critics and embarrassed the corporation which had cancelled the 35-year-old series nearly ten years before. In its time it enjoyed enormous popularity and was sold to 87 different countries. Today it retains a hugely loyal cult following, even amongst children who are too young to remember Saturday teatimes before the age of the home video. But in the wilderness years of the 1990s, there had been one glimmer of hope - the TV movie starring Paul McGann as the eighth Doctor which it had been hoped would spawn a new era for the programme. "Doctor Who: Regeneration" chronicles the BBC's seven-year struggle since cancelling the series in 1989 to develop it as a US co-production. It offers a fascinating glimpse in microcosm of the politics of television and the BBC in the 1990s, as well as the creative development hell of making what turned out to be only a one-off TV movie.

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Doctor Who Reviews


'The best non-fiction Doctor Who book for years. Beautifully designed, full of rare photographs, sumptuous design sketches and concept art... a fabulous look at a turbulent time in the history of a classic television show. * * * * * ' SFX 'Every so often a book comes along which almost defies expectations. Doctor Who: Regeneration is such a book. Fascinating and enthralling, for anyone interested in television history, this is a landmark book. 10/10' Starburst

About Philip Segal


Philip Segal is an English TV producer based in LA who developed both SeaQuest DSV and Earth 2 for Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment. This is his story about developing Doctor Who from concept to screen. Gary Russell is a freelance writer, former editor of Panini's Doctor Who Magazine and author of eight Doctor Who novels, including the novelisation of the film. He has a screenplay about to start shooting in the US, and he runs an audio production company, Big Finish.

Additional information

GOR001929127
Doctor Who: Regeneration by Philip Segal
Philip Segal
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2001-08-20
168
0007120257
9780007120253
N/A
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