50 Who : 2001

2001 the year Wikipedia was launched; the year of the September 11th attacks in New York; Snow Patrol released When It’s All Over We Still Have to Clear Up, Gorillaz release Gorillaz, Rammstein release Mutter, R.E.M. release Reveal, The Strokes released Is This It; Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,¬†Monsters, Inc, Shrek, Jurassic Park II, Hannibal, A Beautiful Mind, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider,A.I. Artificial Intelligence, The Others, Vanilla Sky released in cinemas; Estonia won The Eurovision Song Contest with Everybody by Tanel Padar, Dave Benton and 2XL; Liverpool beat Arsenal 2-1 to lift the FA Cup.

2001 also saw the release of the scripts for Tom Baker’s first full season as the Doctor from 1974/1975.

This comprises the full original scripts of Robot, The Ark in Space, The Sontaran Experiment, Genesis of the Daleks and Revenge of the Cybermen.

Not only do you get the full scripts, which are still interesting to read devoid of the visuals, they are also fully annotated and each one is presented with a mini essay about the production of the story itself.

Not only of interest for Doctor Who fans but also for people interested in television production in the middle seventies.


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