In 1979, sixteen year-old Doctor Who fan Steve Cambden’s dreams of working on Doctor Who came true. Steve would become K9’s assistant operator, and thus a lifelong bond with a robot dog and cult science-fiction show was born.

Steve’s involvement with Doctor Who led to a career as a stage technician for film and theatre. He is a regular guest at conventions and universities.

Steve documented his special time working on Doctor Who in two excellent books that no fan should be without – The Doctor’s Affect, and The Doctor’s Effects. As well as his detailed, personal account, each book contains dozens of previously unseen photograph’s from Steve’s private collection, as well as effects design sketches of props and costumes from the series.





Classic Doctor Who books by Steve Cambden – special effects and special memories from a childhood dream come true...

The Doctor's Affect and The Doctor's Effects... £12 each (inc P&P) or buy both books for £20 (inc P&P)

Ordering your copies
Both paperback books can be purchased by cash or cheque (UK only) made payable to Steve Cambden, at the following address:

Steve Cambden
9 Buckland Avenue
Slough, Berks SL3 7PJ

Steve is always happy to discuss convention appearances and hear from any fans.

If you wish to contact Steve via telephone, drop me an email to alex [at] and I can put you in touch. Please note, I do not handle the ordering of Steve's books.



Steve has recently written the foreword to John Collier's extensive book about the original Blackpool exhibition.

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