I first read Doctor Who A Celebration way back in 1984. Back when Doctor Who was popular in the United States. Back when there was a Doctor Who convention to attend every couple of months. Attending conventions was loads of fun, and so was reading this book. A Celebration was written by Haining as a tribute to the success of this remarkable program. This book covers all of the important aspects of the show.
The first third of this book covers the first five doctors. There are articles on each Doctor, as well as articles written by each of the Doctors. They give their unique perspectives on the show and the role they played in its success. Next, the book covers a variety of Doctor Who facts. The TARDIS, K9, the Master, Gallifrey, the companions, and articles from the producers and creators of the show are all here. The final portion of the book is entitled The Whoniverse. It is a twenty year travel log of the Doctor's adventures. This is the best part of the book. It lists each episode. The episode is described and small production facts are given. This is not all of the topics that are covered by this remarkable book. There is still much, much more that is worth reading. If you are a Doctor Who fan this book is a must have. It is a great book covering the first twenty years of the show.