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10 Doctor Who Novels That Would Make Great TV Episodes

10 January 2015 3:47 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »


Despite being a television creation, our favourite time lord has had a long association with the printed page. More than one fan over the years has revealed that they discovered Doctor Who through reading the popular Target novelisations of the television series, rather the onscreen original. When the series went into its long sixteen year hiatus in the nineties however, the Doctor Who novel really came of age, at first under the aegis of Virgin Publishing, and later under BBC Books’ own imprint. Although the novels carried over many of the same authors between companies.

By the time the programme came back in 2005, the Doctor had enjoyed well over 200 adventures across his many incarnations, and several writers would eventually create stories for the new series, including Gareth Roberts and Paul Cornell. So far Cornell is only writer to have seen his own novel Human Nature realised as a television adventure, »

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