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  • Published: 29 October 2018
  • ISBN: 9781785943775
  • Imprint: BBC Books
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $35.00

Doctor Who: TARDIS Type 40 Instruction Manual




The essential TARDIS user’s guide – learn how to operate the most powerful ship in the Whoniverse.


All of time and space…where do you want to start?

Governed by Time Lord technology, the TARDIS Type Forty is the most powerful craft in the universe and this comprehensive fully illustrated manual holds the key to its operation.

The appearance of the Doctor's TARDIS, both inside and out, has changed many times over the years, and this manual features every incarnation – including the latest version for the Thirteenth Doctor. The manual covers the console with fully labelled detailed schematic diagrams for each function, the ship’s famous chameleon circuit, as well as floorplans, specifics of dematerialisation, the use of force fields and tractor beams and much more.

Complete with case studies of the wonder-craft in action, taken from the TARDIS’s many trips through space and time, this manual is an essential guide to the wonders of the Whoniverse.

  • Pub date: 29 October 2018
  • ISBN: 9781785943775
  • Imprint: BBC Books
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $35.00

About the Authors

Gavin Rymill

Gavin Rymill is a digital artist specialising in 3D visualisation and digital sculpting for 3D printing. Since 2006 he has contributed to Doctor Who DVD cover artwork and supplied Doctor Who Magazine covers amongst other product artwork. Since 2013, he has been supplying sculpts for the Doctor Who Figurine collection for 3D printing as figurines.

Mike Tucker

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 written numerous factual books relating to film and television, including a history of the BBC’s Visual Effects Department, where he used to work.

Alongside his writing, Mike works as a Visual Effects Designer, and his company - The Model Unit - recently won a BAFTA Craft Award for its miniature effects work on the 50th anniversary ‘Doctor Who’ episode ‘The Day of the Doctor’.

Richard Atkinson

Richard Atkinson
Richard Atkinson is a long-time contributor to Doctor Who books and the Doctor Who magazine and worked on the launch of Doctor Who – The Complete History.


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