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9/09/2015 09:46:00 pm - Reported by Chuck Foster

Two new hardback books are to be released by BBC Books in the next couple of months:

Doctor Who: The Time Lord Letters (Credit: BBC Books)Doctor Who: The Time Lord Letters
Published 24th September 2015 [pre-order]

The Time Lord Letters is a unique collection of over one hundred letters, notes, and jottings both by and to the Doctor – correspondence by turns entertaining and inspiring, funny and flippant, brilliant and incredible.

From the Doctor’s plea to the Time Lords to help end the War Games to an extract from the written defence he submitted at his subsequent trial; from his application for the post of Caretaker at Coal Hill School to his apology to the Queen for missing dinner; from telepathic messages to the High Council on Gallifrey to his famous letter to Santa Claus – like the Doctor himself, the mood can change in an instant.

The Time Lord Letters captures the best and most dramatic moments of an impossible life. You’ll never see the Doctor in quite the same way again.


About the authors:

The Doctor was born on Gallifrey in the constellation of Kasterborous, and graduated from Prydon Academy when he was an older man than he is now. After spending some time as a wanderer in the fourth dimension together with his granddaughter Susan, the Doctor came to regard himself as a citizen of the universe. He has travelled extensively through time and space, as well as spending a period as Scientific Advisor to the secretive UNIT organisation. Now in his twelfth incarnation (or possibly his thirteenth – accounts vary), the Doctor has been saving the Universe for as long as he can remember. Possibly longer. His real name – if he has one – is unknown.

Justin Richards has written for stage and screen as well as writing novels and graphic novels including The Suicide Exhibition and The Blood Red City. Justin currently acts as Creative Consultant to BBC Books’ range of Doctor Who titles, as well as writing quite a few himself.

Doctor Who: Time Lord Letters (sample page) (Credit: BBC Books)

Competition

To be in with a chance to win a copy of The Time Lord Letters courtesy of BBC Books, answer the following question:
Name a moment during the television series where the Doctor is seen to write a note/letter.
(please provide the scene and story title for your entry, which comes from an episode that has been released on DVD/Blu-ray!)
Please send your answers along with your name, address and where you heard about the competition (news site, news app, other website, etc.) to comp-timelordletters@doctorwhonews.net with the subject "2000 Year Scrapbook". The competition is to residents of the United Kingdom only, closing date: 30th September 2015. Only one entry per household will be accepted.
Impossible Worlds: A 50-Year Treasury of Art and Design (Credit: BBC Books)Doctor Who: Impossible Worlds
Published 29th October [pre-order]

For the first time, the Doctor Who Art Department are opening their doors to reveal a unique, behind-the-scenes look at one of the most loved series on British Television.

Whether it’s iconic sets like the TARDIS console room, recurring villains like the Daleks or the Cybermen, or the smallest hand prop featured in the briefest of scenes, this book showcases the work of the Doctor Who art department in glorious detail.

Discover how the designers work with the costume, make-up and special effects teams to produce the alien worlds, and how the work has evolved from the programme’s ‘classic’ era to the panoramic alien worlds and technologies that delight audiences today.

Featuring hundreds of never-before-seen sketches and concept artworks, Doctor Who: Impossible Worlds opens the doors to 50 years of astonishing creative work from one of the most inventive shows on television.


About the authors:

Stephen Nicholas was the supervising art director for Doctor Who, and helped oversee the regeneration of the art department for the new series in 2004. The longest serving member of the Doctor Who art department, he also art directed Torchwood and the Sarah Jane Adventures. He lives in Cardiff. This is his first book.

Mike Tucker is the author of numerous books for film and television, including several original ‘Doctor Who’ novels. A former member of the BBC’s Visual Effects Department, he now runs The Model Unit, which recently won a BAFTA Craft Award for its miniature effects work on the 50th anniversary Doctor Who episode ‘The Day of the Doctor’. He lives in London.

Doctor Who: Impossible Worlds (sample page) (Credit: BBC Books) Doctor Who: Impossible Worlds (sample page) (Credit: BBC Books)

Competition

To be in with a chance to win a copy of Impossible Worlds courtesy of BBC Books, answer the following question:
Name an "impossible world" visited by the Doctor in the television series.
Please send your answers along with your name, address and where you heard about the competition (news site, news app, other website, etc.) to comp-impossibleworlds@doctorwhonews.net with the subject "But that's ...". The competition is to residents of the United Kingdom only, closing date: 31st October 2015. Only one entry per household will be accepted.