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Mad Dogs and Englishmen



Book cover of Mad Dogs and Englishmen

Released January 2002
Publisher: BBC
By Paul Magrs

"Grrrr."

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 it was when the Doctor read it.

Now he 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 in the dogworld - until the Doctor, Fitz and Anji (and assorted friends) can sort it out.

The Doctor infiltrates the Smudgelings, Tyler's elite Cambridge writing set of the early twentieth century; Fitz falls for the flamboyant torch singer Brenda Scoobie in sixties Las Vegas, and Anji experiences some very special effects in Hollywood, 1978. Their intention is to prevent the movie 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.

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