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Coming Soon: Running Through Corridors 2 – The 1970s

Just six years in the making… Running Through Corridors 2, the follow-up to 2010’s tome, is scheduled for release this December!
This is the second installment of recollections by Toby Hadoke (An Adventure in Space and Time; plus numerous DVD special features) and Rob Shearman (Dalek) as the pair watch the whole of Doctor Who and strive to find the positive in the stories they’re viewing.
In Running Through Corridors, the old friends embark on an epic quest of friendship: spend the gap year of 2009 (which was, admittedly, a long time ago) rewatching the whole of Doctor Who two episodes a day, every day, from the show’s start in 1963 and ending with David Tennant’s swansong, The End of Time: Part 2. This series contains Shearman and Hadoke’s diary of that experience – a grand opus of their wry observations about the show, their desire to see the good in every story, and their chronicle of the real-life changes to Who in that year.
Volume 2 of this series encompasses the whole of the Jon Pertwee Era (1970-1974) and the first six seasons starring Tom Baker (1975-1979). It also features a foreword by Louise Jameson, who portrayed Leela on Doctor Who (1977-1978).
That means that Hadoke and Shearman must find the good in such stories as The Horns of Nimon (quite a good plot, barmy everything else), The Time Monster (nice but odd round things), and Colony in Space (phwoar, what a sexy quarry).
The first book went down enormously well, so we’re shocked it took this long to get its 400-page follow-up onto shelves.
The print version of Running Through Corridors 2 will be released on 6th December 2016 (with an early release at Chicago TARDIS in late November), with a retail price of $29.95 – although RRP for UK retailers is yet to be confirmed. An ebook will also be available on Kindle, Kobo, and iBooks in May 2017.

Philip Bates

Editor and co-founder of the Doctor Who Companion. When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything. Writer of The Black Archive: The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang, The Silver Archive: The Stone Tape, and 100 Objects of Doctor Who.

Coming Soon: Running Through Corridors 2 – The 1970s

by Philip Bates time to read: 1 min
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