Doctor Who: The Writer's Tale

By Mark
BBC Books have now released information about Doctor Who: The Writer's Tale, a book set for release later this year. The book is co-written by Russell T Davies and Benjamin Cook and will take an exclusive look behind the scenes of Doctor Who. Here is what BBC books have to say about the publication;

A unique look into the BBC’s most popular family drama, Doctor Who: The Writer's Tale is a year in the life of the hit television series, as told by the show’s Head Writer and Executive Producer. A candid and in-depth correspondence between Russell T Davies and journalist Benjamin Cook, the book explores in detail Russell's work on Series Four, revealing how he plans the series and works with the show's writers; where he gets his ideas for plot, character and scene; how actors are cast and other creative decisions are made; and how he juggles the demands of Doctor Who with the increasingly successful Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures spin-offs.

Russell’s scripts are discussed as they develop, and Russell and Ben’s wide-ranging discussions bring in experiences from previous series of Doctor Who as well as other shows Russell has written and created, including Queer As Folk, Bob & Rose, and The Second Coming. The reader is given total access to the show as it’s created, and the writing is everything you would expect from Russell T Davies: warm, witty, insightful, and honest.

Fully illustrated with never-before-seen photos and artwork – including original drawings by Russell himself – The Writer's Tale is a not only the ultimate Doctor Who book, but a celebration of great writing and great television.

Doctor Who: The Writer's Tale is scheduled for release on the 25th September. The book will be hardback, consist of 512 pages and go on sale at an RRP of £30. Russell and Ben will be making an appearance at the National Theatre on the 7th November 2008 to promote and discuss the book. Will you be buying Doctor Who: The Writer's Tale when it's released?
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4 comments so far.

  1. Zobles 9 July 2008 at 17:32
    Great post, Russell is a great writer, he writes my favourite episodes. This site rocks!
  2. Axlart 9 July 2008 at 19:31
    Cool Post. Russell T Davies is such a great writer for Doctor Who, despite Love and Monsters and Partners in Crime which I found weak to be honest.
  3. The Doctor Who Dimension 10 July 2008 at 06:49
    I'm going to try to get this book. Russell is one of my fav writers!
  4. Anonymous 11 July 2008 at 00:31
    THIRTY POUNDS (aka $60 US) for a BOOK? Wow. I would definitely love to read this book, but I don't think I'd ever pay $60 US for a book, unless David Tennant wrote it himself...

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