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Doctor Who Annual

William Hartnell 

Dalek 

Released: 1964
Cost: 9s 6d

Here is another example of a 'spin-off' annual type book. 'The Dalek Book' was actually released in the summer of 1964 rather than for the more traditional Christmas market. As is now commonly known, the publishers gave the book artist photographs taken during rehearsals for the programme where, to aid the rehearsal process, each Dalek prop had a number written on the dome. These were obviously removed prior to the actual recording of the episode. However the artist did not appreciate this and included the numbers in the illustrations, as can be seen above.

Doctor Who Annual

William Hartnell 

Annual  Books 

Released: 1966
Cost: 10s 6d

The history of Doctor Who Annuals dates back to 1965 with a hardback annual being released until Annual 1986. The Doctor is featured here with 'annual companions'!

Doctor Who Annual

William Hartnell 

Annual  Books 

Released: 1965
Cost: 95 6d

The history of Doctor Who Annuals dates back to 1964 with a hardback annual being released until Annual 1986. Marvel Comics picked up the Doctor Who Annual notion in 1991 with a Doctor Who Yearbook which ran for 5 editions. The new series started annuals again with Annual 2006.

Doctor Who Book: French Editions

William Hartnell 

Books  Foreign Books 

Doctor Who books have been translated and published into many languages and in many countries over the years. These are some example of French language editions - Doctor Who has never been a huge hit in France although it remains available on subscription TV channels.