Mr Men to release a series of Doctor Who themed books

Peter Capaldi as the Doctor. Photo / Supplied
Peter Capaldi as the Doctor. Photo / Supplied

Ever wondered how Mr Men artist and author Roger Hargreaves might have drawn a Time Lord?

In a fun new partnership, BBC Worldwide and Mr Men publishers Sanrio Global have got together to create a series of Mr Men books based on each of the 12 Doctors.

Peter Capaldi's Doctor as a Mr Men character. Photo / BBC
Peter Capaldi's Doctor as a Mr Men character. Photo / BBC

Named Dr First, Dr Second and so on, the characters and their stories have been created by Adam Hargreaves, who took up his father's role after he passed away in 1988.

The idea was prompted by a wealth of unofficial Mr Men mash-ups created by fans and posted online.

"We wanted to give something back to these supporters so we've created the first official Hargreaves mash-up," said Sanrio licensing director Alastair McHarrie. "Who better to partner with than another classic British property, Doctor Who. We couldn't be more excited."

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William Hartnell's Doctor. Photo / BBC
William Hartnell's Doctor. Photo / BBC

The books be published by Penguin Random House and will combine "the iconic storytelling of Doctor Who" with the Mr Men's "whimsical humour and design".

And, of course, there will also be a series of related merchandise released to coincide with the first four books' release in spring 2017.

Tom Baker's Doctor. Photo / BBC
Tom Baker's Doctor. Photo / BBC

They will follow stories based on the First, Fourth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors, played by William Hartnell (1963-1966), Tom Baker (1974-1981), Matt Smith (2010-2013) and Peter Capaldi (2013-present). The remaining Doctors' stories will follow on an as-yet unconfirmed date.

Doctor Who is set to return for a Christmas special, followed by a new series in 2017.

Matt Smith's Doctor. Photo / BBC
Matt Smith's Doctor. Photo / BBC

- Daily Telegraph UK

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