The Story Behind the Revival of a Television Legend.
In 1996 over nine million people in Britain alone tuned in to watch the rebirth of a television legend - the 'Doctor Who' television movie starring Paul McGann as the eighth incarnation of BBC TV's famous Time Lord.
Broadcast on the BBC every year since 1963, loyal viewers were perplexed when, one day in 1989, it stopped. Rumours abounded about the show's viewing figures, its production costs and even a mysterious phone call from an American television producer keen to remake the show in Hollywood.
Seen through the eyes of the only man who can tell it as it really was, Philip Segal, this book offers a fascinating insight into the politics of television in the 1990s. Charting the project from its conception, it tells the story of one man's fight to bring the world's longest running and most popular science fantasy series back to the television screens of the world.
With additional views from a variety of key players, including the director Geoffrey Sax and the stars of the movie itself, this book is a strikingly detailed account of an adventure into a previously unexplored part of the 'Doctor Who' universe.