Released in March is Doctor Who: 365 Days of Memorable Moments and Impossible Things, a comprehensive reference book written by Justin Richards. In it, he details what Doctor Who-related events happened on each day of the year – and don’t worry, 29 February is included, despite the title. Most of each day’s entry is given over to exploring a particular subject, but all relevant in- and out-of-universe events are listed. The book also features several illustrations from Freakhouse Graphics.
The official synopsis is given as follows:
23 November 1963: The first ever episode of Doctor Who – An Unearthly Child – is broadcast.
21 July 1969: Silence Will Fall
23 August 2014: Deep Breath is Peter Capaldi’s first full episode as the Twelfth Doctor.
3 March 2472: The Master tracks down the Doomsday Weapon
For over half a century, Doctor Who has entertained and enthralled fans with the time-travelling adventures of the Doctor. From the first glimpse of a police telephone box in a Totter’s Lane junkyard to the fall of the Time Lords’ home planet, Gallifrey, Doctor Who has provided a near-inexhaustible list of indelible memories.
Doctor Who: 365 is a unique and captivating chronicle of those moments – flashes of drama or humour, terror or joy, for each and every day of the year. Revisiting classic battles, thrilling escapes, iconic characters, game-changing plot twists and more, Justin Richards creates a fascinating portrait of the world’s longest running science fiction series, and an essential addition to any Doctor Who fan’s collection.
Presented in a luxurious hardback format, this looks to be a very thorough addition to the ever-growing range of Doctor Who reference books. A long term contributor to (and controller of) Doctor Who’s printed and audio adventures, Richards is a very reliable choice for a project such as this. His mix of interesting facts for the seasoned fan and accessibility for the more casual reader is generally well-received and contributes significantly to our eager anticipation for 365 here at Blogtor Towers.
365 Days of Memorable Moments and Impossible Things is due for release from BBC Books on 10 March at the price of £12.99. Look out for our review next week.
Doctor Who: 365 Days of Memorable Moments and Impossible Things is also available from Amazon.co.uk and from Amazon.com on the 8 March