18. Marco Polo

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

Marco Polo (1964) reflects a cultural change reshaping TV’s role as historian, placing the interpretation of history in 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, cultural assumptions and memories, this book celebrates the work of collaborators, copyists, studio personnel and fans in reconstructing this most famous and earliest of missing Doctor Who stories.

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  • Pages: 182


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About the Author

Dene October has seen Marco Polo twice. He edited Doctor Who and History and is a Senior Lecturer at the University of the Arts, London.


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