Review: Who's Next event

Last Alteration: Monday 19 September 2005

Doctor Who at Borders, 14th April 2005

Borders bookshop in Charing Cross Road, London held a Doctor Who talk and quiz on the evening of 14th April by Mark Clapham, Eddie Robson and Jim Smith, to promote their new book Who's Next, a guide to Doctor Who pre-Russell T Davies. A small and informal event, and from a show of hands there were a number of people there who were not dyed-in-the-wool fans.

Each of the authors gave his view of one of the decades of Who and then invited questions. This was followed by a short quiz which was so easy that all but one team (they insisted we went into teams of three) got all the answers right. The ensuing tie-break questions were so difficult that no team got them all right.

Not the last word in Doctor Who events, but the best bit was the chatting with strangers afterwards, and perhaps some of us managed to persuade another fan to go along to the monthly Fitzroy Tavern gathering.

Dave Parsons