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The Curse of Fenric

IN THE DISTANT PAST THE DOCTOR FOUGHT a malignant entity known as Fenric. Challenged to a game of chess with pieces the Doctor carved from bones, Fenric lost and was imprisoned for 17 centuries in the Shadow Dimensions, his physical manifestation confined to a ceramic flask.

The container was stolen by Viking raiders in the ninth century, who sailed via Norway to settle on England’s Northumbrian coast near Maiden’s Bay. The crew of the dragon ship died one by one, believing the treasure they’d stolen was under a curse. In reality, this was Fenric’s malign influence, which subsequently attached itself to the bloodlines of the Viking colonists who survived. The flask was buried near Viking graves on the site of what became St Jude’s church, where Fenric waited and plotted…

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The Doctor has always challenged the linear conception of time. Since his television voyage began in 1963, the TARDIS has travelled backwards, forwards and even sideways through the mysterious Vortex. This lavish publication traces the development of these time-bending narratives, describing the rules that were laid down – and subsequently revised – by the series’ writers and producers. We unravel this timey-wimey journey with exclusive interviews, rare images and revealing features that explore the most intriguing corners of the Doctor Who universe.