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As a boy Matthew Waterhouse loved Doctor Who: he watched all the episodes and read all the novels and comic strips. What starts as a heart-warming story, of a boy growing up with Doctor Who as his trusted friend, engaging the reader memories and nostalgia that will be familiar to any Doctor Who fan, takes a sudden twist when he is thrust into an alien and adult world: cast as Doctor Who's youngest ever travelling companion for two of the show's most inventive seasons. Matthew's sense of wonder at his dream job and his love for the show are palpable, as is his shock at genuine hostilities between cast and crew members and considerable tensions on set, which are counterpointed by poignant reminders that he is just a boy - and still a fan - who finds himself in the absurd, comic world of minor celebrity. What follows is a story-by-story memoir of his time on the show, peppered with glimpses into Matthew's personal life, tales of conventions, DVD commentaries, and some revealing anecdotes about everyone from fellow actors to Doctor Who's more high-profile fans. Written with honesty, warmth, rapier wit and a dose of self-deprecation, the book is essential reading for any Doctor Who fan. Finally, we get to hear Matthew's side of a story which has been told, embellished and imagined by fans and fellow actors for years. This affectionate and darkly humourous memoir is a record of what it was like to make Doctor Who, and to work for the BBC, in the early 80s...
Read by the author, this is an abridged audio presentation of Matthew Waterhouse's Doctor Who memoir, "Blue Box Boy".
Running time approx 150 minutes.
released June 2, 2011
Written and Read by MATTHEW WATERHOUSE
Produced and Engineered by DAVID DARLINGTON for WHAT NOISE PRODUCTIONS.
I really did enjoy this rendition of Bakers End. This is one of my all time fav AudioDrama series. A comedic masterpiece by renowned author Paul Mgrs & featuring the iconic Tom Baker - a true genius at comedy. This is one truly mad romp through a fantastical world of the King of Cats & his friends. I can’t recommend this series more highly if u enjoy off-beat stories. If u enjoy this, don’t forget to also try Bafflegab’s marvellous series - The Scarifyers. And if u enjoy that fantasy comedy then try your hands with Jago & Litefoot, Time Waster (both comedic) and Pilgrim Vol.1-7 (a fantastic masterpiece of fantasy. But avoid the Audible ver. as the sound quality is incredibly poor. In fact, avoid Audible for any AudioDrama as their sound quality/ file size is comparable to only 20% of CD quality. ∴ you’ll experience distortion, clipping, loss of detail & especially the complete loss of 3D sound staging (which is present in all modern AudioDrama & such an amazing asset). Instead stick to Bafflegab & BigFinish digital OR otherwise physical CDs. Bazzalad