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BBC Books Announce Encyclopedia for iPad

BBC Books announce the launch of the Doctor Who Encyclopedia for iPad

BBC Books are delighted to announce the Doctor Who Encyclopedia iPad app, which has been developed by Brandwidth in partnership with BBC Books. Written by former Doctor Who script editor Gary Russell, the app is the ultimate guide to seven years of thrilling Doctor Who adventures, which includes up to date information on every episode since the show’s return to our screens in 2005.

It allows you to scroll your way through a complete A-Z of the show and explore and search thousands of entries by series or episode. You will discover the Doctor’s fiercest enemies, closest allies and key places and objects and have the opportunity to preview and buy those must-have episodes.

The app contains over 3000 entries and each entry includes links to episodes, people, places and objects that relate to it. Additionally, each entry has an episode reference, allowing you to search the Encyclopedia by episode or series – so you can find out all you ever need to know about the Doctor, his allies, enemies and everywhere he’s ever visited. You can also preview episodes and buy your favourites directly from iTunes. The initial purchase of the app will be priced at £4.99 and will include all of the Eleventh Doctor’s content.

Further downloads at £4.99 each include all Ninth and Tenth Doctor content.
The app also contains 11 unique portals – special interactive entries, for the Doctor, Amy, Rory, River and other major characters. The Doctors’ portal uses parallax technology which allows users to move their iPad to scroll through a 3D environment, featuring the Doctor’s closest companions and deadliest enemies.

The Doctor Who Encyclopedia is an unforgettable tour of time and space. Encyclopedias are cool.

You can find full information at



  • Bow tie of Doom (Causing Doom since 2010)

    March 5th, 2012 - 9:44pm

    I sure hope it’s released on iPod and iPhone soon! Although it would be smaller, the interactions would still be amazing. I did hear once they were thinking about making it for other Apple devices. Here’s hoping that’s true!

  • Bob your Uncle

    November 11th, 2011 - 4:08pm

    We need one for ipod and iphone

  • Anonymous

    November 7th, 2011 - 4:51pm

    does it work on ipad 2 booboo?

    • Anonymous

      November 8th, 2011 - 1:20pm

      Why on earth wouldn’t it?

  • King of the weevils

    November 6th, 2011 - 9:34am

    It’s nice but a classic encyclopedia wouldn’t hurt. A true fan knows there are eleven doctors not 3

    • Anonymous

      November 7th, 2011 - 6:01am

      Actually theres about 13 Doctors, the other two are Richard E Grant and the 10th Doctors cheated regeneration. Although Doctor Who has different Universes. And i don’t think 2 Doctors played by David Tennant would really be two incarnations of the doctor.

    • TARDIS

      November 7th, 2011 - 5:33pm

      i think it should be a incarnation but i dont agree on Richard e grant and king of the weevils they will prob make a book about the classics

    • Anonymous

      November 9th, 2011 - 12:29pm

      If you count the Grant version you also have to count the Atkinson and Cushing versions plus all the different unboun Doctors…..
      Anyway, this seems really fun! Might get it.

  • Derek Dodebier

    November 5th, 2011 - 10:35pm

    what about the 1st to 8th doctor’s era?

    • doctorwhofan27

      November 6th, 2011 - 12:37am

      ignored. Book did it too. But seriously. This is an app. It will be easy for them to make 1st-8th as in-app purchases.

    • TARDIS

      November 6th, 2011 - 11:08am

      its a guide from 2005-2011 so no 8th etc

  • doctor stu

    November 5th, 2011 - 1:17pm

    WOW! this app is cool. Ive only got the Eleventh doctor but as soon as ive got another i tunes card im getting the 9th and 10th doctor

  • drwhodaleks

    November 5th, 2011 - 11:28am

    well want an ipad for christmas, if i get 1 defo downloading this and mazes in time

    • The doctor

      November 7th, 2011 - 4:59pm

      I might be getting an ipad 2 and im gonna do this and mazes of time!!


    November 4th, 2011 - 8:29pm

    whats wrong with reading a book

    • sausage roll

      November 5th, 2011 - 1:36pm

      brilliant point, and buying the book is a lot cheaper than going out and buying an iPad

    • TARDIS

      November 5th, 2011 - 3:09pm


    • Doctor/Rose fan

      November 5th, 2011 - 11:40pm

      There’s nothing wrong with it but some people would prefer the Ipad app. It’s cooler and more interactive.

    • TARDIS

      November 6th, 2011 - 11:09am

      how is it cooler im 13 and i prefer a book


      November 6th, 2011 - 5:05pm

      I have the book and its AMAZING!!!!!!!!!11

    • TARDIS

      November 7th, 2011 - 5:36pm

      thanks for the heads up and what would you suggest
      i pad or book im getting the book

    • doctorwhofan27

      November 8th, 2011 - 11:47am

      it is pretty cool to spin the tardis. plus, this they can update for series 7. For the book to update, you wait 3 series for a new edition. but it only has 9th, 10th, and 11th whichever one so up to you.

  • TheDoctorOfWho

    November 3rd, 2011 - 9:50am

    Oh BBC books, please make a Ipod/Iphone version!

  • doctorwhofan27

    November 2nd, 2011 - 8:29pm


  • Anonymous

    November 2nd, 2011 - 8:06pm

    im getting my ipad out and downloading this NOW!!!!!!!!! :mrgreen:

    • doctor stu

      November 5th, 2011 - 1:15pm

      anonomous was me lol

  • Commander Strax

    November 2nd, 2011 - 5:10pm

    I need a iphone [if its on there]SO MUCH!!!

    • Commander Strax

      November 2nd, 2011 - 6:42pm

      Im an app now,apps are cool 🙂

  • stetsons are cool

    November 2nd, 2011 - 4:47pm

    is it on iphone and ipod touch too?

    • The doctor

      November 7th, 2011 - 5:00pm

      I dont think so.

  • thedw11

    November 2nd, 2011 - 3:12pm

    can you just get it on ipad?

  • kevin

    November 2nd, 2011 - 12:00pm

    i need one for my android and i need to get an ipad

  • ross muscroft

    November 2nd, 2011 - 11:45am

    I havent got an Ipad but I want one now!

    • kevin

      November 2nd, 2011 - 12:01pm

      this looks AWSOME!!!!!

    • ross muscroft

      November 2nd, 2011 - 12:06pm

      hell yeah! Even the profile entries. just wow

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