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Love and Monsters: The

Love and Monsters: The "Doctor Who" Experience, 1979 to the Present
Miles Booy

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Scholar and Who fan Miles Booy has written the first historical account of the public interpretation of Doctor Who. Love and Monsters begins in 1979 with the publication of 'Doctor Who Weekly', the magazine that would start a chain of events that would see creative fans taking control of the merchandise and even of the programme's massively successful twenty-first century reboot. From the twilight of Tom Baker's years to the newest Doctor, Matt Smith, Miles Booy explores the shifting meaning of Doctor Who across the years - from the Third Doctor's suggestion that we should read the Bible, via costumed fans on television, up to the 2010 general election in Britain. This is also the story of how the ambitious producer John Nathan-Turner, assigned to the programme in 1979, produced a visually-excessive programme for a tele-literate fanbase, and how this style changed the ways in which Doctor Who could be read. The Doctor's world has never been bigger, inside or out!

Author Info

Miles Booy studied film, television and literature at the College of St Mark and St John in Plymouth, before doing post-graduate work in cinema at the University of East Anglia. He lives in Stafford with his wife and son.


Fortean Times

'Love and Monsters is an excellent, entertaining addition to the ranks of books that seek to define what it means to be a Doctor Who fan.'
Doctor Who Magazine


Read Miles Booy discuss fan favourite Doctor Who episode 'City of Death' on the I.B.Tauris blog.

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Series: Investigating Cult TV Series

ISBN: 9781848854796
Publication Date: 28 Feb 2012
Number of Pages: 256
Height: 216
Width: 134

ISBN: 9781848854789
Publication Date: 28 Feb 2012
Number of Pages: 256
Height: 216
Width: 134

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