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Who-ology: The Official Miscellany was a reference book by Cavan Scott and Mark Wright. It gave a detailed behind-the-scenes look at nearly fifty years of Doctor Who, from "An Unearthly Child" airing in 1963 to The Snowmen in 2012.

Publisher's summary[]

Do you know your Sontarans from your Silurians? What are the best 40 ways to defeat a Dalek? What are the galactic coordinates of Gallifrey? Test your knowledge of the last Time Lord and the worlds he has visited in Who-ology, an unforgettable journey through 50 years of Doctor Who.

Packed with facts, figures and stories from the show's entire run, this unique tour of space and time takes you from Totters Lane to Trenzalore, taking in guides to UNIT call signs, details of the inner workings of sonic screwdrivers, and a reliability chart covering every element of the TARDIS.

You won't believe the wonders that await. Are you ready? Then read on, you clever boy. And remember ...


One - A Doctor Who Timeline
Two - The Many Lives and Changing Faces of the Doctor
Three - Companions and Other Allies
Four - A Carnival of Monsters
Five - A Rough Guide to Earth and Other Worlds
Six - Technology in Doctor Who
Seven - Doctor Who and Popular Culture
Eight - The Matrix: Behind the Scenes
Appendix - Story List

Notable features[]

  • The content is presented in a balanced mix of text, tables and illustrations.
  • Artist Ben Morris provided the many black and white illustrations which appear on almost every other page throughout the book (including two double-page spreads themed around the "Doctor's Family Tree" and "The Last Great Time War".
  • This BBC hardback title with a laminated cover was priced £12.99 (UK).