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Out Now: Doctor Who Chronicles — 1983

From the team at Doctor Who Magazine comes a new 116-page bookazine assessing the year 1983, Doctor Who‘s 20th anniversary, which saw the return of a plethora of faces, including the Brigadier, the Black Guardian, and the Mara!

This follows similar Doctor Who Chronicles, a range which looks back on all that happened in a given year in the world of Doctor Who.

Here’s what Doctor Who Chronicles: 1983 is about:

Doctor Who’s 20th anniversary was a milestone in an era when few series had achieved such longevity. Huge transatlantic conventions, a variety of books and a National Film Theatre retrospective celebrated the programme’s status as a cultural institution.

But in many other respects, 1983 was about looking forward – British television now boasted four networks, microcomputers were becoming commonplace and a home video revolution was looming. Could the show maintain its prominence in this new landscape? All-new features, illustrated with rare and previously unseen images, reveal the story behind a momentous year.

Includes newly discovered images and all-new features, with articles on the most important events in the Doctor Who universe (on and off screen), memorabilia released in 1983, Doctor Who in the popular press, Doctor Who Annual 1984, Target books, US conventions, computer games, special effects and the Radio Times Doctor Who 20th Anniversary Special, plus overviews of Arc of InfinitySnakedanceMawdryn Undead, Terminus, Enlightenment, The King’s Demons, The Five Doctors, and more.

And when was the last time you saw Kamelion on a magazine cover, eh? Will wonders never cease?!

Doctor Who Chronicles: 1983 is on sale now, priced £9.99 (UK).

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 — 1983

by Philip Bates time to read: 1 min
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