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Thursday, 2 December 2010

Dr Who Quotes Book - The Quotable Doctor Who: 2000 quotations about the world's favourite Time Lord.


The Quotable Doctor Who

PRESS RELEASE: "The TARDIS of Quotations Books"

VOLUME ONE: A Cosmic and Comic Collection of
2000 Biographical Quotations about The Doctor
by Colin M Jarman and Catherine A Davies

"I love this show as much as ever. It has not diminished as I feared it would. I can still catch a Jon Pertwee repeat on UK Gold and be happy as a Zygon."
Russell T. Davies in The Guardian (2005)

LONDON. UK - The Quotable Doctor Who delivers the first-ever, comprehensive collection of standalone quotations about Doctor Who - the show and character … in the words of those involved with the productions, as well as considerable and considered contributions from critics, reviewers, fans, and many more …

"The Doctor - the last Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey, a sort of intergalactic, time-travelling sheriff with a special fondness for Earth."
Mike Hale in The New York Times (2010)

The Quotable Doctor Who contains over 2000 interesting quotations and insightful comments about the TV show from the first black and white episode in 1963 to the HD wonders of 2010.

This publication from Blue Eyed Books covers all eleven TV incarnations of the Doctor - both character and actor - William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith as well as other film and TV Doctors: Peter Cushing & William Hurndall.

This deeply-researched and well-presented compendium includes observations and opinions about all The Doctor's companions from the first Susan Foreman to the current Amy Pond, with the likes of Jo Grant, Sarah Jane Smith, Mel Bush, Rose Tyler, Captain Jack, Donna Noble and Martha Jones in between ...

On The Doctor getting younger - "What is odd is that the companions have remained pretty much the same nubile, up-for-it age. They began as children out with a cranky magical uncle of a sort that was common in Edwardian children’s books, but have now ended up with an intergalactic blind date."
A.A. Gill in The Sunday Times (2010)

There are special sections on The Doctor's 'accessories' from the TARDIS to his Sonic Screwdriver; and the three Doctor Who movies & TV spin-offs such as Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures.

"The TARDIS may have been impressively roomy but it would still only be a changing room for Superman."
Steve Tomkins in Third Way (2006)

"The Sonic Screwdriver sounds like something Carrie would drink in Sex And The City but in fact this nifty little gizmo was all that Doctor Who needed to defeat the Daleks, mend the TARDIS and fit K-9 with a collar for his cyberfleas."
The Sunday Herald (2003)

"Sarah Jane is getting her own show, it's aimed towards the kiddies, but it doesn't get the overkill that Torchwood gets in its series two. Can the series Harriet Jones, Prime Minister be far behind?"
Jeff Swindoll on (2007)

There are also specially chosen sections comparing the TV Show and The Doctor to other shows and movies and to other fictional characters (such as James Bond and Sherlock Holmes). Other sections cover: Regeneration, Behind The Sofa and Sex ...

"Whoever plays him, the Doctor is a cosmic meddler, with no ideology except an aversion to suffering and injustice. As a hero, he belongs to the class of Eccentric English Bachelor Geniuses, of whom the supreme example is Sherlock Holmes. Like Holmes, he is cerebral, solitary and curious. He doesn't find wickedness fearsome as much as supremely irritating."
Lloyd Rose in The Washington Post (2000)

"The cliché about Doctor Who - that it had us 'hiding behind the sofa' - is more telling in its tone than its questionable factuality. It connotes nostalgia, and a pleasurable mixture of fright and fascination - but above all it connotes domesticity. It united fear and soft furnishings in the British mind."
Sam Leith in The Daily Telegraph (2008)

"The Doctor needn't remain forever sexless - it can't be easy, after all, when your fellow traveller is wearing leopard-skins. But in an age as sexually obsessed as ours, a hero who'd rather be knobbling Daleks than knocking off his leggy companions is surely to be welcomed."
Brian Logan in The Guardian (2003) 

The Quotable Doctor Who - Volume One is published by Blue Eyed Books on 7th December making it the perfect Christmas present for the millions of Doctor Who fans around the world. The book can be pre-ordered online (Amazon, etc) or via the publisher's 'Dr Who' webpage at:

In a 'Time And Relative-Duality Interrelated Symbiosis' the co-authors of The Quotable Doctor Who coincidentally correlate with the original 1963 Doctor Who 'pairing'. Where William Hartnell (early 50s) and Carol Ann Ford (early 20s) played grandfather and grand-daughter, Colin and Catherine (uncle and niece) fit the same age group as their predecessors.

Colin M Jarman
With 30 books published since 1990, Colin has already penned 'biographies' on popular cultural icons James Bond, Roy of the Rovers, Fred Astaire and Judge Dredd. He fondly remembers the earliest 1960s incarnations of The Doctor from Hartnell to Pertwee as being iconic TV moments that ranked up there with the 1966 World Cup Final and the 1969 Moon landing. Unsurprisingly, Colin has focused on the Classic Who series …

Catherine A Davies
No relation to Who writer / producer Russell T. Davies, Catherine did, however, start her Doctor Who journey with Russell's New Series in 2005. After finding The Adipose cute and The Weeping Angels terrifying she can't wait to see what new adventures Matt and Amy get up to in 2011 and beyond.


Pages: 250
Format: Paperback
Quotes: 2000+
ISBN: 9781907338151
Size: 17.00 x 24.4 cm


FUTURE VOLUMES of THE QUOTABLE DOCTOR WHO to be published in 2011 ...

A broad selection of quotations about The Doctor's major enemies and scary monsters (from the Daleks to Weeping Angels, Silurians to Sontarans, Davros to The Master) plus a cast list of supporting / minor characters & famous guest stars from the TV show.

Critical reviews and first-hand, behind the scenes comments on all 32 seasons of the TV Show from Vol 3 Classic Who: An Unearthly Child (1963) to Survival (1989)
Vol 4 New Series: Rose (2005) to Season Six (2011).

For more details on both volumes, go to

© Colin M Jarman and Catherine A Davies (2010)

THE QUOTABLE DOCTOR WHO is not an authorised publication of BBC Worldwide 
or officially affiliated with the BBC TV show.


"His crusty characterisation sometimes made the premise seem more like Ebenezer Scrooge: Time Cop."
Christopher Bahn on (2010)

"A piccolo playing Clive Dunn in baggy trousers and Tucker Jenkins haircut."

"Pertwee's version, exiled to Earth to foil multiple extra-terrestrial incursions into the M25 area, was co-opted by the military establishment, but compensated by dressing like Jimi Hendrix and being as rude as possible to anyone in a uniform."
Matthew Sweet in The Independent (2003)

"Superbly intelligent, witty and fond of jelly babies, this Doctor would stick around longer than any other and inspire thousands of children to beg mothers everywhere to get knitting."
Chris Alpha on (2010)

"When the Doctor was in his fifth regeneration, well, honestly, I couldn't take him seriously as a Time Lord ... All I could see in this Doctor was Tristan Farnon - adorable vet. I expected that at any moment he'd do a flea and tic check on K-9. "
Carole E. Barrowman in Chicks Dig Time Lords (2010)

"Colin Baker's acting talent - and his innate charisma - can easily be seen. He fulfils the main requirement that any actor who plays the Doctor must meet: he's interesting."
David Ryan on (2008)

"The Doctor has not been in any danger of being mistaken for Michelangelo's David. Tom Baker nice chap but face like a bag of pork chops and Sylvester McCoy frankly disturbing."
Lucy Mangan in The Guardian (2006)

"I wish we could see more of how he’d have handled The Doctor, because he has a funky Willy Wonka / Lord Byron vibe going on. And also because life is short and he is hot."
MaryAnn Johanson on (2010)

"Eccleston brought a real, nearly tangible, sense of madness to the character of the Doctor. He was the ladies' Tom Baker ... with a head injury."
Keith Breese on (2005)

"David Tennant brought humanity and humour to the part, as well as a lot of hair product. And the widest, stariest eyes on (and often off, obviously) the planet. "
Sam Wollaston in The Guardian (2009)

"You know you're getting older when the doctor starts looking younger. I've got jars of chutney that have been around longer than the new Doctor Who ... Anyway, I like him. Partly because he looks as if he could have come from the planet Gallifrey."
Jan Etherington in The Daily Telegraph (2009)

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