On the Outside it Looked Like an Old Fashioned Police Box

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On the Outside it Looked Like an Old Fashioned Police Box

Post by The Co=Ordinator on Tue Jun 23, 2009 6:36 am

This 30 minute documentary on the wonderful Target novelisations was transmitted on Radio 4 this morning. An affectionate look back at an era that those of us of a certain age will remember very well, there's also some very interesting stuff about how writing novels about the Doctor should be done. Smile

The show is now available on BBCiplayer for the next 7 days.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00l59rk/On_the_Outside_it_Looked_Like_an_Old_Fashioned_Police_Box/

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Post by stanmore on Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:00 am

I listened to that. Sweet.

That's "sweet" as a retired English vicar might use the word.
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Post by Sid Seadevil on Wed Jun 24, 2009 5:36 am

Enjoyed it very much myself. Gattiss' deep love and affection for the subject illuminated every second of the programme. If I have one minor regret - it's that the shows duration was only thirty minutes rather than a full hour.

Apart from that, as stan noted, it really was rather sweet.
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Post by The Co=Ordinator on Wed Jun 24, 2009 5:42 am

Good to hear David Howe being interviewed. His tome "The Target Book" that came out in 2007 is nothing short of Awesome. 10/10. Very Happy

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Post by Sid Seadevil on Wed Jun 24, 2009 5:52 am

The Co=Ordinator wrote:Good to hear David Howe being interviewed. His tome "The Target Book" that came out in 2007 is nothing short of Awesome. 10/10. Very Happy
I keep meaning up pick up a copy of that. I'll definitely get around to it eventually.
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Post by Rich Flair on Wed Jun 24, 2009 6:05 am

Very good - luckily I managed to turn the volume down during the excerpt from Pyramids just in time to avoid hearing the line "in the wardrooooooooooooobe".
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Post by The Co=Ordinator on Wed Jun 24, 2009 6:07 am

I loved hearing a snippet of Geoffrey Burgon's music from "Terror of the Zygons" just before the end.

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Post by andrea on Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:47 am

I haven't had the time to listen to this yet and am really looking forward to doing so.
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Post by Graymalkin on Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:58 pm

I really enjoyed this, lovely stuff - apart from the slightly disingenuous complaint that kids today don't have any novelisations of their own to read.

That's true, of course, but they do get original novels written for them now as well as the shiny shiny box-sets to rewatch whenever they want.

As a child, I'd have taken that deal faster than you can say 'capacious pockets'...
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Post by andrea on Thu Jun 25, 2009 5:29 am

Thoroughly enjoyed listening to this last night before going to bed.

I ended up only slightly regretting that I gave away all my Target novels some ten years ago but decided to make up for it anyway by ordering David Howe's book from amazon. Smile
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Post by andrea on Thu Jun 25, 2009 5:34 am

Graymalkin wrote:I really enjoyed this, lovely stuff - apart from the slightly disingenuous complaint that kids today don't have any novelisations of their own to read.

That's true, of course, but they do get original novels written for them now as well as the shiny shiny box-sets to rewatch whenever they want.

As a child, I'd have taken that deal faster than you can say 'capacious pockets'...
Yes, I thought that more than slightly odd too. Of course, in my black-and-white childhood back in the dawn of time we had neither! Sad
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Post by The Browncoat Cat on Sun Jun 28, 2009 7:05 am

Graymalkin wrote:That's true, of course, but they do get original novels written for them now as well as the shiny shiny box-sets to rewatch whenever they want.
Original novels are not the same though. They are not a way of reliving a favourite episode from the series when you don't have access to a DVD player and a telly.
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Post by stanmore on Sun Jun 28, 2009 10:20 am

I think the main point that I got from that part of the program, was that Mark Gattiss really, really would have liked Terrance Dicks novelising his stories.
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Post by Sid Seadevil on Sun Jun 28, 2009 11:00 pm

stanmore wrote:I think the main point that I got from that part of the program, was that Mark Gattiss really, really would have liked Terrance Dicks novelising his stories.
He could always pay Uncle Terry to do him an under-the-counter novelization.
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Post by stanmore on Sun Jun 28, 2009 11:14 pm

Sid Seadevil wrote:
stanmore wrote:I think the main point that I got from that part of the program, was that Mark Gattiss really, really would have liked Terrance Dicks novelising his stories.
He could always pay Uncle Terry to do him an under-the-counter novelization.

Yes, I think it's fair to assume that Terrance has done a novelisation of every new series story. He's just waiting for the green light to show them off to the world.
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Post by Sid Seadevil on Sun Jun 28, 2009 11:19 pm

stanmore wrote:Yes, I think it's fair to assume that Terrance has done a novelisation of every new series story. He's just waiting for the green light to show them off to the world.
That wouldn't actually surprise me in the slightest.
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