I was delighted and proud to be a small part of the two Doctor Who 50th anniversary volumes, “You and Who: Contact Has Been Made” in 2013.
Doctor Who has always moved with the times, and often reflected them. For the last five decades, the series has inspired and engaged audiences in a way that no other television programme has ever managed. For more than 26 years, the original series delighted children of all ages with its unique blend of sci-fi and horror, excitement and scares, cliffhanger storytelling and, above all, monsters. As the programme grew, so we grew with it, absorbing its pleasures in diverse and changing ways.
You and Who: Contact Has Been Made is a record of how that relationship began, how it continues, and of how we have experienced those fifty years, as written by the show’s own fans. The first volume has now been republished (and we hope the second will follow) and is now more widely available.
* This second edition includes two brand new replacement essays, not included in the first edition.
** 100% of the royalties from this book will be donated to Children in Need.