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TARDIS Type 40 Instruction Manual

TARDIS Type 40 Instruction Manual now available

“Come to Daddy. I mean Mummy. I mean… I really need you right now! My beautiful ghost monument.”

After getting a glimpse of the Doctor’s new TARDIS on Sunday, BBC Books have now released a special book, TARDIS Type 40 Instruction Manual, that explores all the details and functions of the interdimensional ship.

TARDIS Type 40 Instruction Manual

Featuring every incarnation of the most powerful craft in the universe, the book provides an insight into all the different functions of the console in a fully labeled schematic diagram, including the chameleon circuit, force fields and tractor beams, detailed floor plans, the intricacies of (de)materialisation and so much more.


Governed by Time Lord technology, the TARDIS Type Forty is the most powerful craft in the universe and this comprehensive fully illustrated manual holds the key to its operation.

The appearance of the Doctor’s TARDIS, both inside and out, has changed many times over the years, and this manual features every incarnation – including the latest version for the Thirteenth Doctor. The manual covers the console with fully labelled detailed schematic diagrams for each function, the ship’s famous chameleon circuit, as well as floorplans, specifics of dematerialisation, the use of force fields and tractor beams and much more.

Complete with case studies of the wonder-craft in action, taken from the TARDIS’s many trips through space and time, this manual is an essential guide to the wonders of the Whoniverse.

The Manual is written by Richard Atkinson, known for various Doctor Who books and contributing to Doctor Who Magazine, and Mike Tucker, author of several Doctor Who novels like The Nightmare of Black Island. Illustrated by digital artist Gavin Rymill, who has contributed to Doctor Who Magazine and Doctor Who DVD cover artworks, the 160-page-long hardcover is certainly a visually stunning work.

Doctor Who: TARDIS Type 40 Instruction Manual is available to purchase NOW from, WHSmiths, Waterstones and for £14.99 (£10.49 on Amazon) or $19.99.

Look out for our review by Louis later this week!