Mad Dogs and Englishmen (Doctor Who)

title=Mad Dogs and Englishmen
series=Eighth Doctor Adventures
featuring=Eighth Doctor Fitz and Anji

writer=Paul Magrs
publisher=BBC Books
isbn=ISBN 0-563-53845-7
date=January 2002
preceding=The Adventuress of Henrietta Street

"Mad Dogs and Englishmen" is a BBC Books original novel written by Paul Magrs and based on the long-running British science fiction television series "Doctor Who". It features the Eighth Doctor, Fitz and Anji.


A race of alien poodles alters a 20th century fantasy epic to aid their civil war.

The Doctor infiltrates a groups of writers known as the Smudgelings, Anji experiences some very, very special effects in 1970s America and Fitz meets an old friend.

The book also features a jolly hotel chef and dogs with opposable thumbs.


*The novel contains a spoof of J. R. R. Tolkien's experiences writing "The Lord of the Rings". The character representing C. S. Lewis in this also appears in Magrs's non-"Doctor Who" novel "To the Devil — a Diva!". Another character represents Ray Harryhausen.


*Noël Coward appears in the novel.

External links

*Doctor Who RG | id=whobbc52 | title=Mad Dogs and Englishmen
* [ The Cloister Library - "Mad Dogs and Englishmen"]


*OG review | id=bbc8-52 | title=Mad Dogs and Englishmen
*DWRG | id=maddogs | title=Mad Dogs and Englishmen

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