Six Decades of Adventure in Space and Time: A social, cultural and screen history of Doctor Who
Doctor Who is the longest running science fiction series in the world. In its six decade run, the show has tracked and embodied the social, political and cultural changes in the United Kingdom and the world, tackling fascism, environmental disaster, religious fanaticism, changing attitudes towards gender and, of course, alien invasions. In the person of The Doctor herself – and himself – the programme has given us a hero as immortal in appeal as Sherlock Holmes and Robin Hood. Ely resident Frank Danes, esteemed teacher, bookseller and renowned Whovian, has written the only one-volume history and reference book of the series you will ever need. Six Decades of Adventure in Space and Time brings the story right up to date – it’s a witty and engaging gallop through the history of The Doctor written by a man whose enthusiasm shines through on every page, and undoubtedly will do so again as he tells us all about it!