In About Time, the whole of Doctor Who is examined through the lens
of the real-world social and political changes as well as ongoing
developments in television production that influenced the series in ways
big and small over the course of a generation. Armed with these
guidebooks, readers will be able to cast their minds back to 1975, 1982,
2005 and other years to best appreciate the series’ content and
The Second Edition of About Time 4 is such an upgrade, it’s split
into two volumes! Volume 2 greatly expands upon the commentary and
essays offered on Doctor Who Seasons 15 to 17: the Graham Williams Era
of Doctor Who, including the “Key to Time” season, all starring the
iconic Tom Baker as the fourth Doctor. Essays in this volume include:
“Is Doctor Who Unsuitable for Adults?”, “Why Does the Doctor’s Age Keep Changing?” and “It’s the Panto Essay, Isn’t It Boys and Girls?”
Full List of Essays in This New Volume:
Is Doctor Who Unsuitable for Adults?
How Hard is It to be the Wrong Size?
Should Nigel Kneale have Got Royalties for This?
What was Schools Television and Why Does It Matter?
Did Blakes 7 Wreck Everything?
How Might a Sonic Screwdriver Really Work?
What Do the Guardians Do?
Cliffhangers: What were the High (and Low) Points?
In These Shoes?
What were the Most Reliable Set-Components?
Why Does the Doctor’s Age Keep Changing?
How Do You Transmit Matter?
Did Familiarity Breed Respect?
When Did the Doctor Meet Leonardo?
Bad Effects: What are the Highlights?
Cultural Primer:?Blue Peter
It’s the Panto Essay, Isn’t It Boys and Girls?
What Else Didn’t Get Made?