Mad Dogs And Englishmen
The greatest book ever written.
Professor Reginald Tyler’s The True History of Planets was a twentieth-century classic; an epic of dwarves and swords and wizardry. And definitely no poodles. Or at least there weren’t when the Doctor read it.
Now it tells the true tale of how the Queen of the poodles was overthrown; it’s been made into a hit movie, and it’s going to cause a bloodbath on the Dog World — unless the Doctor, Fitz and Anji (and assorted friends) can sort it all out.
The Doctor infiltrates the Smudgelings, Tyler’s elite Cambridge writing set of the early twentieth century; Fitz falls for flamboyant torch singer Brenda Soobie in sixties Las Vegas, and Anji experiences some very special effects in seventies Hollywood. Their intention is to prevent the movie from ever being made. But there is a shadowy figure present in all three time zones who is just as determined to see it completed… so the poodle revolution can begin.
- Mad Dogs and Englishmen was the fifty-second novel in the BBC Eighth Doctor Adventures series. It was written by Paul Magrs. It featured the Eighth Doctor, Fitz Kreiner and Anji Kapoor.
- The Doctor tells Enid that he is from somewhere in the south of Ireland beginning with the letter G.
- Fritter and Char are poodle archivists from the Dog World.
- John Fuchas starves to death, forgotten.
- Ron Von Arnim is just a bit unstable.
- Princess Margaret is poodle (royal Poodle) from the Dog World.
- The Doctor’s earliest memory is of waking up on a train. (The Ancestor Cell)