BBC Books expands Doctor Who publishing

BBC Books expands Doctor Who publishing

BBC Books is expanding and diversifying its Doctor Who offering with a broad range of publications scheduled for 2016. 

To celebrate the return of Alex Kingston’s popular character in the recent Christmas special, BBC Books will publish The Legends of Song: a collection of stories from River Song’s diary, and the first full-length book featuring River to be published by BBC Books. It will be released in e-format in February, followed by a hardback edition, priced £9.99, in June. 

The Whoniverse: The Untold History of the Worlds of Doctor Who will be published in October, priced £35. It is "a never-before-seen history of the Human Race", including "untold histories of other planets and lifeforms". The book will be packed with full-colour illustrations, maps, charts and photography.

The 10th doctor, David Tennant, reappears in Jenny Colgan’s latest novel In the Blood due May, priced £12.99. Tying in with audio innovations from Big Finish, BBC Books hopes the book will allow fans to "enjoy Tennant’s comeback" in as many formats as possible.

A host of Doctor Who figures, facts, dates and stats will meanwhile be uncovered in Doctor Who: 365 Days of Memorable Moments and Impossible Things, to be released in March, priced £12.99. It is described as "a beautifully finished, day-by-day assortment of drama, humour, fright and fun from over 50 years of the shows history". Whographica, released in September, priced £14.99, also features visualisations and infographics that explore the universe of the show "for new and long-term fans".

Lastly, BBC Books is publishing Doctor Who: The Official Cookbook in August, priced £14.99. The "fun, family-oriented cookbook" is packed full of simple, achievable recipes that are both savoury and sweet - ranging from "Gingerbread Doctors" to a "Pandorica to a Dalek Cake".