The makers of Doctor Who Magazine present the second issue in their new series of bookazines. It’s Doctor Who: Chronicles – 1975!

 

Tom Baker’s debut came as a shock to some critics and even regular viewers, but his charismatic portrayal of the Doctor soon propelled the series to new heights of popularity. In 1975 Doctor Who attracted both critical acclaim and controversy. And many would come to regard its stories as the benchmark for everything that would follow. It would be a bumper year for the show, with thirty-three episodes across two seasons airing in a single calendar year, from Robot Part Two in January to The Android Invasion Part Two in December. And it also saw Tom Baker become a force of nature as an ambassador for the show.  In 1975 he brought Doctor Who to new heights of popularity as he charmed the nation. Now Doctor Who Chronicles looks back at one of the series’ most exciting years.

 

Elisabeth Sladen and Fourth Doctor Tom Baker Doctor Who
1975 was the year Tom Baker took Britain by storm, along with his co-star Elisabeth Sladen

This 116-page bookazine includes newly discovered images and all-new features, including

A summary of the year’s most significant events in the Doctor Who universe (both on and off screen)

  • Highlights of the memorabilia released in 1975
  • Tom Baker’s column for Reveille!
  • Dr Where and other spoofs
  • The story behind the ‘lost’ radio interview with Tom Baker, Elisabeth Sladen and Ian Marter
  • Doctor Who in the popular press
  • Archive rarities, including director Christopher Barry’s notebooks, the BBC’s Audience Research Reports, concept artwork from The Sontaran Experiment and unused props created for Pyramids of Mars
  • The Doctor Who and Dalek annuals
  • The Doctor Who Monster Book and other Target publications
  • Special effects and production techniques
  • Overviews of Robot, The Ark in Space, The Sontaran Experiment, Genesis of the Daleks, Revenge of the Cybermen, Terror of the Zygons, Planet of Evil, Pyramids of Mars and The Android Invasion
  • And much more!

 

Doctor Who Chronicles: 1975 (c) Panini Doctor Who Magazine Tom Baker Fourth Doctor Robot Season 12 Season 13
Doctor Who Chronicles: 1975 (c) Panini

Doctor Who: Chronicles – 1975 is on sale now, RRP just £9.99 from the Doctor Who Magazine section of panini.co.uk and selected branches of WH Smith while stocks last. It’s also available digitally from pocketmags.com priced £8.99.

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