This book chronicles the BBC's seven-year struggle since cancelling the Doctor Who series in 1989 to develop it as a US co-production. It offers a glimpse in microcosm of the politics of television and the BBC in the 1990s, as well as the creative development hell.
Philip Segal is an English TV producer based in LA who developed both SeaQuest DSV and Earth 2 for Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment. This is his story about developing Doctor Who from concept to screen. Gary Russell is a freelance writer, former editor of Panini's Doctor Who Magazine and author of eight Doctor Who novels, including the novelisation of the film. He has a screenplay about to start shooting in the US, and he runs an audio production company, Big Finish.