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Out Now: Doctor Who Chronicles – 1965

A new bookazine series has launched this month, from the makers of Doctor Who Magazine. Doctor Who Chronicles examines landmark years of the show’s history in unprecedented detail (a considerable feat considering the work of Andrew Pixley et al. in publications like Doctor Who: The Complete History).

The first issue looks at 1965, when the most popular episodes of Doctor Who attracted more than 13 million viewers and Dalekmania reached its peak with the release of the first feature film based on the series.

This 116-page bookazine features 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);
  • The rarest items of Dalek memorabilia;
  • Designs for Galaxy 4 toys that never went on sale;
  • The untold story behind a Dalek-voiced TV commercial;
  • How Doctor Who was reported in the popular press;
  • Insights into the BBC’s Audience Research Reports;
  • A look at the first Doctor Who annual, a tribute to The Daleks comic-strip artist Richard Jennings;
  • The Curse of the Daleks, the first theatre production based on the series;
  • Special effects and production techniques;
  • Overviews of The Rescue, The Romans, The Web Planet, The Crusade, The Space Museum, The Chase, The Time Meddler, Galaxy 4, Mission to the Unknown, The Myth Makers, and The Daleks’ Master Plan;
  • And more!

Doctor Who Chronicles: 1965 is on sale now, priced £9.99 from and selected branches of WH Smith. It’s also available digitally from priced £8.99.

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.

Out Now: Doctor Who Chronicles – 1965

by Philip Bates time to read: 1 min
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