|If you thought Graeme Harper was busy enough directing for both Doctor Who and The Sarah Jane Adventures, think again. He's had time to write a book about it all.
Today, Harper the author and Harper the Doctor Who director come together with the UK release of Calling the Shots: Behind the Scenes at the New Doctor Who. The book, which will likely focus on principally his own episodes, will be out in the US in late September. It's the first time that a director of the program has ever published a book about his craft.
Note to those who are now Amazon-bound: Graeme Harper the director shouldn't be confused with Professor Graeme Harper (BA Mlitt DCA PhD FRGS FRSA) the media critic, whose works will also appear if you go to look for Calling the Shots. Still, that Graeme Harper is tenuously connected to Doctor Who as well in that he's resident at Bangor University/University of Wales as the Director of the National Institute for Excellence in the Creative Industries. As such, he'll have a huge, if perhaps indirect, impact upon instructing the newest members of the Doctor Who creative staff, especially if the show continues to be based in Wales after RTD's eventual departure.