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Behind the Sofa: Celebrity Memories of Doctor Who was a reference book in which over 100 celebrities discussed early memories of being a Doctor Who fan. It was edited by Steve Berry and first released in 2012, with an expanded edition published the following year to celebrate the show's 50th anniversary.

Publisher's summary[]

A man is the sum of his memories. A Time Lord even more so. Behind The Sofa is a collection of over 100 celebrity memories of Doctor Who, compiled in aid of Alzheimer's Research UK. Steve Berry decided to undertake this project in memory of his mother Janet, who suffered from Alzheimer's in her final years and passed away in 2009. Contributors include comedians Al Murray, Stephen Merchant, and Bill Oddie; actors Lynda Bellingham, Nicholas Parsons, and Rhys Thomas; writers Neil Gaiman, Jenny Colgan, Jonathan Ross, and Charlie Brooker; and politicians Louise Mensch and Tom Harris. In addition, there is input from a number of the writers, actors, and production staff who were involved in creating Doctor Who stories new and old.

Subject matter[]

The book is comprised of many entires written by British celebrities, and those who have either appeared in, or been involved with the show itself.

Contributors include (2013 edition):

Notable features[]

The book was originally funded through crowd-funded preorders, and all profits are donated to Alzheimer's Research UK.


Vitas Varnas is credited as an investor in the book.[1]


  1. Behind the Sofa: Celebrity Memories of Doctor Who, First Edition, pg. 195

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