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November 2nd, 2011 35 comments

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



    November 7th, 2011 - 5:36pm

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


    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

  • The doctor

    November 7th, 2011 - 5:00pm

    I dont think so.

  • The doctor

    November 7th, 2011 - 4:59pm

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

  • Anonymous

    November 7th, 2011 - 4:51pm

    does it work on ipad 2 booboo?

  • 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.


    November 6th, 2011 - 5:05pm

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


    November 6th, 2011 - 11:09am

    how is it cooler im 13 and i prefer a book


    November 6th, 2011 - 11:08am

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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Derek Dodebier

    November 5th, 2011 - 10:35pm

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


    November 5th, 2011 - 3:09pm


  • sausage roll

    November 5th, 2011 - 1:36pm

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

  • 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

  • doctor stu

    November 5th, 2011 - 1:15pm

    anonomous was me lol

  • drwhodaleks

    November 5th, 2011 - 11:28am

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


    November 4th, 2011 - 8:29pm

    whats wrong with reading a book

  • 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:

  • Commander Strax

    November 2nd, 2011 - 6:42pm

    Im an app now,apps are cool 🙂

  • Commander Strax

    November 2nd, 2011 - 5:10pm

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

  • stetsons are cool

    November 2nd, 2011 - 4:47pm

    is it on iphone and ipod touch too?

  • thedw11

    November 2nd, 2011 - 3:12pm

    can you just get it on ipad?

  • ross muscroft

    November 2nd, 2011 - 12:06pm

    hell yeah! Even the profile entries. just wow

  • kevin

    November 2nd, 2011 - 12:01pm

    this looks AWSOME!!!!!

  • 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!

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