FAQ Section 4

"Doctor Who" Fandom

FAQ Item 4.1 - How can I write to the actors who have played the Doctor
and companions?

Things change - so if you find that one of these addresses is
no longer valid, please tell me, I may or may not be able to
find the new address.

Tom Baker
c/o London Management
Noel House
2-3 Noel Street
London, England

Peter Davison  (new address that I came across - July 25, 1998)
C/O Conway Van Gelder Robinson
18-21 Germyn Street
3rd Floor
London England
SWIY 6HP                   

Colin Baker 
c/o Lindsay Granger
Barry Burnett Organisation Ltd.
Suite 42-43
2-3 Golden Square
London, England

Sylvester McCoy                  
c/o James Sharkey Associates,    
3rd Floor Suite,                 
15 Golden Square,                
London, England                  
W1R 3AG  

Another Sylvester McCoy address that I've come across
Sylvester McCoy
C/O Silvester Management
122 Wardour St.
London England
W1V 31A                        

And yet another Sylvester McCoy address
Sylvester McCoy
11 Southwick mews
London England
W2 1JG

(if you have had any recent successes with these McCoy
addresses, or failures, please tell me)

(I don't know if this is correct - not so easy to check mail address
as e-mail addresses - but if it isn't please tell me)
Paul McGann
c/o Marina Martin Associates
12-13 Poland Street
London England

And another Paul McGann address
Paul McGann
C/O Viv Gurney
The McGann Information Service
27 Feldon Close
Garston, Waterford, Herts

FAQ Item 4.2 - I write Doctor Who fiction in my spare time.  
               Who can I show it to?

Many news sites now carry the separate newsgroup "alt.drwho.creative".
On this group, you can post the original Doctor Who stories, of any nature
and with any Doctor, to the rest of USENET for everybody to read.
If you'd like to take your writing to a more serious level, you might
consider penning a "New" or "Missing Adventure".

Another option is to submit your story to Everlasting Films, a group who
produces audio dramas for Doctor Who - they are always interested
in new writers.  Check out their website at 

There is also a directory of fan fiction, courtesy of Gavin Greig at

FAQ Item 4.3 - What is Storm God Rising and Net_Decalog?

Over the past couple of years, there have been a number of attempts to 
publish collections of Doctor Who short stories written purely by fans on 
the Internet -- veteran and novice Who authors alike. The first, "Storm God 
Rising", was edited by Rich Salter and Jason Miller and concerned the 
Doctor's encounters with the Storm-Demon Achmael. The second, referred to 
simply as Net_Decalog would have been the third "Decalog" book had it 
been accepted, and used the running theme of the Ten Commandments. It was 
edited by Salter, Miller and Lou Anders. Sadly, both of these efforts 
were rejected by Virgin.

Currently, Salter, Miller and Anders are putting together a new 
Net_Decalog proposal with the running theme of "networks" as suggested by 
Virgin editor Rebecca Levene.

The stories are avaiable at the FTP site nitro9.earth.uni.edu
under the directory pub/doctor/matrix/Net_Adventures/SGR/

FAQ Item 4.4 - How can I get a New Adventure published?

There has been a change in publishers for the New and Missing Adventures.
Virgin Publishing will no longer be producing the New and Missing 
Adventures featuring the Doctor and his companions as of May 1997
when BBC Books takes over.  The Doctor in the NA books is based
upon Paul McGann (the 8th Doctor), while older versions are in
the MAs.
Virgin is still publishing its own version of the New Adventures
which feature former companion Bernice Summerfield.

NOTE: In a message dated August 8, 1998, BBC books will not be accepting
anymore unsolicited New Adventure (8th Doctor) stories.  They will 
still accept short stories and Missing Adventures (previous Doctors).

If you would like to get in touch with BBC Books, the following address is
    Doctor Who Books
    80 Wood Lane
    W12 0TT
or you can e-mail:doctorwho.books@bbb.co.uk

or on the web, check the Broadsword Web site:

FAQ Item 4.5 - What Doctor Who reference books can I consult?

Numerous Doctor Who reference books have been published in the past.
Many of the earlier ones contain inaccuracies and errors, and have been
supplanted by more recent texts.  The most worthwhile books include:

"The Programme Guide"/"The Terrestrial Index"/"The Universal Databank", 
by Jean-Marc Lofficier.  Recently the "Universal Databank" has
been placed on-line at http://www.perfectworldusa.com/dwindex.html

This "reference trilogy" is probably the most comprehensive guide to the 
television stories themselves ever published. "The Programme Guide" lists 
every story, including cast lists and story information. A recent updated 
edition also provides details on New Adventures up to "All-Consuming 
Fire". "The Terrestrial Index" features a hypothetical history of the 
Doctor Who universe and a guide to all official Doctor Who fiction ever 
released. "The Universal Databank" is an encyclopaediac listing of 
people, places, things and more that have appeared on Doctor Who.

"The Sixties"/"The Seventies"/"The Eighties", by David J. Howe, Mark 
Stammers and Stephen James Walker

These hardcover books give a detailed overview of the first two decades 
of Doctor Who's existence. They are aimed primarily at the casual fan, 
but contain a wealth of information and photographs for all. 

"The Handbooks", by David J. Howe, Mark Stammers and Stephen James Walker

A series of paperback analyzing the era of each Doctor individually. 
These contain a vast array of details on every story and Doctor, 
including reviews of all the stories. 

Also check some of the websites for reference material (section 0.4)

FAQ Item 4.6 - Where to find videotapes and New Adventures

Many fans in the United States have had trouble getting access to the 
CBS/Fox Doctor Who videos released, and have had problems with bookstores 
obtaining the New Adventures and recent Dalek novelizations.  
Here's a quick reference guide on where to find this stuff.


SunCoast Video, a national (U.S.) retail video chain, with
stores just about everywhere at this point, carries every CBS/Fox video
ever released through the BBC.  They generally carry at least one copy
of every video at all times, and have information on when the newest
set of videos are to be released (generally, every 6 months).

If there's no Suncoast Video store near you, the following video
catalog has been seen carrying several Doctor Who, as well as other
fairly obscure sci-fi videos:

	The Video Catalog
	P.O. Box 64428
	St. Paul, MN  55163-0428
	1 (800) 733-2232


Most national (U.S.) bookstore chains (Barnes & Noble, Waldenbooks, 
B. Dalton Booksellers) now carry all New Adventures upon their release, 
and generally have back copies of older books floating around
for several months.  They will also order copies of books they no longer
have in stock; when doing this, be sure to specify that this as a "Doctor
Who:  The New Adventures" book along with the title, and supply the ISBN
code, which is provided in FAQ Part 3 for every New and Missing Adventure 
currently released.

Several WWW and telephone ordering options are also available.
Among them are

Ambrosia (in Los Angeles)
Phone: 1-888-47DRWHO 

Amazon Books

Bookpages (in UK)

John Fitton (in UK)

FAQ Item 4.7 - Where can I find other Doctor Who merchandise?

One vendor who sort of went off the Who-meter but is back again is
800-trekker (http://www.800-trekker.com) who have books, videos, cds,
clothing, toys, etc.  Pretty thorough on-line catalog.

WHO Enterprises in Toronto was one of the foremost suppliers of Who (and 
other sci-fi) merchandise in North America.  After a bit of downsizing,
they are now back with more stuff as well as on-line ordering.  They
sell both the magazines, books (BBC novels also), and video as well
as other forms of merchandise.  A current catalogue can be downloaded.

Here is their mail order address: 
       Who Enterprises            
       1644 Bayview Ave., #1927
       Toronto, Ontario      
       M4G 3C2               

Website: http://www.name.net/whoenterprises/      

(416) 423-6828 - Voice (limited hrs.) or leave a message and/or FAX (24hrs.)
Sorry, they don't have a 1-800 number.

They seem to have a good variety of merchandise and prompt service.

Another source, of mainly the hard to find merchandise, is

Intergalactic Trading Co.
P.O. Box 1516
Longwood FL 32752

They don't have the new stuff (books, videos), but they do have posters, 
pins, magazines and other hard to find merchandise.
(This information provided by Brian Leggett)

If you are looking for the Dapol figurines, you can now find them on the
Web at
where they also have books, pictures, videos, keychains, coffe cups,
and a rathe wide assortment of merchandise available for mailorder.

4.8 I play role-playing games.  Are there any for "Doctor Who"?

There are two commercial role-playing games, and many fans play Doctor Who 
adopting (usually generic) systems to the Doctor Who universe.  There is a 
mailing list for role-playing in the Doctor Who universe, who-rpg-l, 
and it has a web page at

This first is "The Doctor Who Role Playing Game" (FASA, Chigaco, 1985), Ed. Wm.
John Wheeler

This comprises three books in a box with Tom Baker / Leela on it.  Player
characters were usually from the Gallifreyan Celestial Intervention Agency
and similar to the Doctor/companions in that they were usually a Time Lord/Lady
and some humans travelling around in a TARDIS.  The mechanics were a reworking 
of FASA Star Trek role-playing game.  This was followed by several, usually 
good, adventures, and three sourcebooks of varying quality.

The second is "Time Lord" (Doctor Who Books, London, 1991), by Ian Marsh and
Peter Darvill-Evans, ISBN 0426 203623

Players are the Doctor and companions - there is no character generation
system, although there is an appendix on how to produce stats for yourself
(!).  This game suffered from very bad placement (in other words, it was 
sold with Doctor Who books, not with the RPGs) and there have been no 
official supplements other than a couple of Doctor Who magazine articles.

FAQ Item 4.9 - Hey I just moved to town - is there a fan club nearby? 

There is a list of fan clubs located at my web site
as well as at Chuck Foster's site - in fact Chuck has set up a 
clickable image map for fan clubs around the world, and includes
information about each club.  The map is located at
To get your club included in the list (both mine and Chuck's) just
send us a message at  dwcia@serendipity.drwho.org  with all of the

Another resource for fans in the UK is the list of UK addresses 
periodically posted by Marcus Durham.

There are also national, and international fan clubs.  Among them are:

The Doctor Who Appreciation Society  - UK based
e-mail contact: Doctor Who Appreciation Society (DWAS@DWAS.DrWho.Org)
s-mail: DWAS, PO Box 519, London SW17 8BU
DWAS Website:  http://DWAS.DrWho.Org/dwas/
DWAS Local Groups Info Website: http://DWAS.DrWho.Org/dwas/lg/
DWAS Local Groups Info e-mail: LG-NET@DWAS.DrWho.Org

Doctor Who Information Network  -  Canada based
e-mail contact: Michael J. Doran (mjdoran@pmihrm.com)
s-mail: PO Box 912
        Station F
        Toronto ON Canada  M4Y 2N9

FAQ Item 4.10 - Are there any Doctor Who trading cards available?

Yes the 3rd edition of the Cornerstone cards is out, 
and if you would like more information about them, just drop them some
e-mail at cornercard@aol.com  .

FAQ Item 4.11 - Are there any Doctor Who card playing games?

A Doctor Who card collecting game (CCG), akin to such popular games 
as "Magic" or "Middle Earth" is available.  It is comprised of a 
300+ set of cards sold in various assortments - you would have to buy 
quite a few booster packs to get the entire set.  There are lists of 
card rarity as well as other general information about the CCG posted
on rec.arts.drwho and available at the ftp site nitro9.earth.uni.edu.

There is also a mailing list for the card collecting game.  See section
0.6 above.