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  • Published: 2 November 2015
  • ISBN: 9781849909662
  • Imprint: BBC Books
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $69.99

Doctor Who: Impossible Worlds




A lavish celebration of the creative vision behind Doctor Who.

From distant galaxies in the far-flung future, to ancient history on the planet Earth, Doctor Who is unique for the breadth of possibilities that it can offer a designer. For the first time in history, 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 models, sketches, storyboards and concept artworks, many never-before-seen, Doctor Who: Impossible Worlds opens the doors to 50 years of astonishing creative work from one of the most inventive shows on television.

  • Published: 2 November 2015
  • ISBN: 9781849909662
  • Imprint: BBC Books
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $69.99

About the authors

Stephen Nicholas

Stephen Nicholas was the supervising art director for Doctor Who, and had a big part to play in overseeing the regeneration of the art department for the new series in 2004. He also art directed Torchwood and the Sarah Jane Adventures. This is his first book.

Mike Tucker

Mike Tucker is an author specialising in books for children and young adults, and has written several original ‘Doctor Who’ novels, a number of ‘Merlin’ novelisations, and original fiction for other shared universes. He has also co-written numerous factual books relating to film and television, including a history of the BBC’s Visual Effects Department, ‘Impossible Worlds’ (a look at the concept art of ‘Doctor Who’) and the TARDIS Instruction Manual.

Alongside his writing, Mike is a BAFTA winning Visual Effects Designer, and his company - The Model Unit - has been responsible for miniature effects sequences for programmes such as ‘Doctor Who’, ‘Red Dwarf’ and ‘Good Omens.’

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