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Who is Who? The Philosophy of Doctor Who by Kevin S Decker. Photo: PA Photo/I. B. Tauris
Who is Who? The Philosophy of Doctor Who by Kevin S Decker. Photo: PA Photo/I. B. Tauris

Who is Who? The Philosophy of Doctor Who by Kevin S Decker

To mark 50 years since everyone’s favourite time traveller first stepped into his Tardis, this is an in-depth investigation into what makes Doctor Who tick.

Psychology professor Kevin Decker approaches the task from an academic point of view but the tone is light-hearted with a good dollop of humour.

Regeneration means there have been 11 actors, each bringing their own interpretation to the role and Decker examines how and why they have connected with viewers. Hardcore Whovians will love it but casual droppers-in may struggle with the intensity.