The Black Archive #18: Marco Polo

The Black Archive #18: Marco Polo
The Black Archive #18: Marco Polo


The Black Archive – a series of book-length looks at single Doctor Who stories from 1963 to the present day.

‘This is the Plain of Pamir, known to those who travel to Cathay as the Ro of of the World.’

Marco Polo (1964) reflects a cultural change reshaping’s role as historian, placing the interpretation of history into the viewers’ hands by recruiting them as travellers in Polo’s caravan. Examining camera treatments and mobility, adaptive and remedial interventions, public and book history, culturalassumptions and memories, this book celebrates the work of collaborators, copyists, studio personnel and fans in reconstructing the most famous and earliest of missing Doctor Who stories.

Dene October has seen Marco Polo twice he edited Doctor Who and History and is a senior lecturer at the University of London.

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