32. The Romans

‘Oh, something else I forgot to tell you: I think I’ve poisoned Nero.’Following 53 episodes of unbroken action adventure, The Romans (1965) was Doctor Who’s first ever comedy. Beyond this  seminal place in history – beyond the serial’s clever script, vigorous direction, fine acting and all the humour – it remains notable as an expression of 1960s culture, counterculture, and a burgeoning spirit of reinvention.

The Romans afforded us the gift of laughter and allowed Doctor Who the freedom to shed its skin.

  • Pages: 146
  • ISBN: 9781909031876


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About the Author

Jacob Edwards holds degrees in English and Ancient History, and has a lifetime’s happy memories of watching Doctor Who.





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Dimensions 148 × 210 cm

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