Earlier this week, BBC Radio 4 aired a new documentary about the Doctor Who Target novelizations, called On the Outside it Looked Like an Old Fashioned Police Box. Narrated by Mark Gatiss, the show explored the impact the books had on children at the time, and discusses how the books were the only way to experience televised adventures again, in the days before DVDs and VHS.
Gatiss interviews publishers, house writers, and illustrators who made the books the quality that they were. Also featured are excerpts from the books and audio recordings of those books, read by series stars, among others.
The program is available to listen to here until Tuesday, 30 June., c