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Memories, Collections and Recollections, by Tim Harris

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Most of the contents of this page first posted to the internet Sunday 6th June 2010 but this page itself first posted Sunday 10th June 2012. Mildly updated Wednesday 18th June 2014.


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These pages indulge my feelings of nostalgia for ephemera relating to Doctor Who.

Radio Times Doctor Who 10th Anniversary Special 1973Radio Times Doctor Who 10th Anniversary Special 1973Radio Times Doctor Who 20th Anniversary Special 1983Doctor Who Weekly No. 1 October 1979

Above: Radio Times Special 1973, a page from that special, Radio Times Special 1983, Doctor Who Weekly No. 1 from October 1979

Doctor Who Winter Special 1981

Left: the cover to the Doctor Who Winter Special from 1981

This was an epoch making, ground breaking issue as it was the first time (to my knowledge anyway) that it was reported that over 100 episodes of Doctor Who were missing / wiped from the BBC archives.

Thankfully some of those episodes have since been recovered but many still remain lost, at least for now.

Reading this magazine at the time, one felt shock that so many classic episodes had been so callously discarded but it is with thanks to that magazine that the truth started to come out.

Dr Who and the Daleks Dell comic adaptationDr Who and the Daleks Dell comic adaptationThe Dalek ChroniclesThe Daleks: Zeg

Above far left: Comic adaptation of the first film: I spent years trying to get hold of a copy and finally did so from eBay.

Above second from left: page from the adaptation.

Above second from right: Cover to a collection of the best comic strip ever, 'The Daleks'.

About far right: The first Dalek comic strip I remember ever reading, which was around 1973.

Doctor Who Annual 1969Doctor Who Annual 1974Doctor Who and the Daleks Omnibus 1976Doctor Who and the Daleks Omnibus 1976 - Planet of the Daleks

Above (L to R): 1969 Dr Who Annual , 1974 Dr Who Annual, 1976 Doctor Who Omnibus and illustration from that book.

Doctor Who and the Invasion From Space front coverTV Tornado No 59 Patrick Troughton cover

Above left: Cover to the reasonably rare annual-type book featuring Hartnell's Doctor

Above right: The cover to TV Tornado No. 59. Inside there's only a small mention of Patrick Troughton

The Dalek BookThe Dalek WorldThe Dalek Outer Space BookDalek Annual 1976

Above (L to R): The Dalek Book The Dalek World, The Dalek Outer Space Book and Dalek Annual 1976.

Doctor Who Holiday Special 1973Doctor Who Holiday Special 1974Doctor Who Winter Special 1977

Above (L to R): Doctor Who Holiday Special 1973, Doctor Who Holiday Special 1974, Doctor Who Winter Special 1977

Doctor Who Poster Magazine 1975 - FrontDoctor Who Poster Magazine 1975 - BackDoctor Who knitting pattern magazine from 1988

Above (L to R): a 1975 poster magazine (front and back)

Also, a 1988 knitting pattern magazine from which I had a jumper made (of William Hartnell).

Radio Times Dalek cover1991 Bonhams Doctor Who auction catalogue - front cover1991 Bonhams Doctor Who auction catalogue - example page

Above (L to R): A Radio Times covers, and a 1991 Bonhams auction catalogue with a sample page from it.

Doctor Who fanzine 'Skaro'Doctor Who fanzine 'Capitol Spires' No.1Sci-Fi Times No. 2 CoverSci-Fi Times No. 4 Cover

Above (L to R): 'Skaro', the first Doctor Who fanzine I ever read; 'Capitol Spires No. 1, 1993', the last fanzine I ever read because, simply, times had moved on, the professionals had moved in, and the age of fanzines was over.

Also above, two editions of 'Sci-Fi Times' from the 1980s, which had boasted artwork by Tim Dodgson and Terry Doyle.

Dr Who's Space Adventure Book coverDr Who's Space Adventure Book - example page

Above: 1960s collector's book to place story cards in, and a sample page from the book.

Below: Four of the cards that formed part of the 'Dr Who's Space Adventure Book'.

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Below: one of the many Chad Valley slides of the 1960s, 9 of which I obtained in the early 1990s. For all 9 click here.

Chad Valley Doctor Who slide 138

Below: fronts and backs of three of the second set of cards given away with Weetabix. For the full set click here.

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Doctor Who Trump Card Game

Left and below: cards from the Doctor Who Trump Card Game.

I used to play these kind of games all the time as a kid so was very excited to see this pack of cards in the shop one day. This turned to disappointment when I opened the pack and saw the contents: historical figures were included amongst the cards and I couldn't get the point. I wanted more monsters. The art work was adequate rather than great too (photos would have been preferable).

Subsequently, this was the only Trump game I had but never played, though I've kept this set of cards whilst having departed with those I did play with at the time.

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