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Anneke Wills reads this exciting novelisation of the First Doctor's final TV adventure - and his original encounter with the Cybermen! “This range of classic Target audiobooks continues to go from strength to strength...Doctor Who Magazine The TARDIS brings the Doctor, Ben and Polly to a space tracking station in the Antarctic and straight into trouble. A space mission is going badly wrong, and a new planet has appeared in the sky. Mondas, ancient fabled twin planet of Earth, has returned. Soon the inhabitants of Mondas arrive at the Snowcap base. But although they used to be just like the humans of Earth, now they are very different. Devoid of emotions, their bodies replaced with plastic and steel, the Cybermen are here! Humanity needs all the help it can get but as the Cybermen take over, the Doctor is dying... Anneke Wills, who played Polly in the BBC TV series, reads Gerry Davis's novelisation of his and Kit Pedler's 1966 TV serial, which describes the lead-up to the Doctor's first ever regeneration. Duration: 3 hours 55 minutes approx.Show more
For two decades, from the mid-1960s to the mid-1980s, every fan of the Doctor hoped to find The Doctor Who Annual in their Christmas stocking. Larger than life and twice as colourful, the stories within were exuberant — and often charmingly naive — in their take on 'the children's own programme which adults adore'. Here, for the first time on audio, Peter Purves (Steven), Anneke Wills (Polly), Geoffrey Beevers (the Master), Matthew Waterhouse (Adric) and Nicola Bryant (Peri) read a selection of these colourful and energetic tales. In The Sons of Grekk, the First Doctor is held prisoner in a brutal, otherworldly society. The King of Golden Death finds that the Second Doctor, Polly and Ben have materialised inside an Ancient Egyptian pyramid. The Third Doctor, Jo and the Brigadier confront a familiar adversary in Dark Intruders, whilst in Conundrum the Fourth Doctor, Adric and K9 experience warped physics in the corridors of the TARDIS. FacingThe Penalty, a delirious Fifth Doctor finds old friends and adversaries ganging up on him, and the Sixth Doctor and Peri plunge into a dangerous period of British history in The Real Hereward. Also included are two vintage essays on the character of our favourite Time Lord: Who is Doctor Who? from 1966 and The Phoenix in the TARDIS from 1968. Take a nostalgic journey through time with these vintage Doctor Who tales.Show more
A further delightful collection of 22 previously unpublished episodes of the ever-popular BBC Radio 4 panel game chaired by Nicholas Parsons. Showcasing five key players from the past five decades Tim Rice, Wendy Richard, Tony Hawks, Sue Perkins and Julian Clary - the collection also includes two bonus editions of the show.Loved for the verbal dexterity, wicked wit and competitive edge of its participants, Just a Minute has welcomed scores of guest players to the game since it began in 1967. Among the best remembered and most entertaining of them are Tim Rice, Wendy Richard, Tony Hawks, Sue Perkins and Julian Clary. This box set presents four specially selected episodes for each of them, all published for the first time, all highlighting the players at their cleverest and funniest. Two bonus episodes feature guest players who appeared on the programme only once: Una Stubbs and Miriam Margolyes.With episodes taken from the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s, there is strong participation from regular players of the game Clement Freud, Kenneth Williams, Derek Nimmo, Peter Jones and Paul Merton. Others playing include Hugh Dennis, Chris Neill, Linda Smith, Kit Hesketh-Harvey, Ross Noble, Graham Norton, Stephen Fry, Jenny Eclair, Liza Tarbuck, Kenneth Robinson and Aimi Macdonald. As always, Nicholas Parsons is the capable chairman of the game.Show more
Eight episodes of the perennially popular BBC Radio 4 panel game, chaired by Nicholas Parsons'Just a Minute' was born the same year as Radio 4 itself, and is one of the longest-running and best-loved radio comedy shows. Hosted by the inimitable Nicholas Parsons, it tasks contestants to speak for sixty seconds on any given topic "without repetition, hesitation or deviation".In this 72nd series, the subjects covered include English Sparkling Wine, Crows' Feet, Nelson's Column and Alice in Wonderland. Among the guests are Paul Merton, Liza Tarbuck, Graham Norton, Sheila Hancock, Pam Ayres and Tim Rice, who returns to the show for the first time since 2009.Under the watchful eye of the Chairman, they must fend off challenges and win the points, using only their wit, ingenuity and improvisational skills. Can they go the full minute? You'll have to listen to find out!Show more
This six-part comedy series was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1988. Hosted by Stephen Fry, accompanied each week by Hugh Laurie, Jim Broadbent, Emma Thompson and a selection of guests including Phyllida Law, Robert Bathurst, Julia Hills and Alison Steadman, the show takes the form of a round table discussion, interspersed with sketches which veer tangentially from the sublime to the ridiculous.Show more
Four of the most sparkling editions from recent series of the ever-popular Radio 4 comedy panel game, chaired by Nicholas Parsons with regular players Paul Merton and Clement Freud joined by a host of guest players. Among the subjects hilariously tackled areThe Scottish Play, The A to Z, An Infinite Number of Monkeys, Leonardo da Vinci, The Famous Five, Discovering America, Adam's Apple, The End of Time and Little Green Men.Show more
The TARDIS lands in London in this classic TV soundtrack adventure, starring William Hartnell as the Doctor with linking narration by Anneke Wills. 'There's something alien about that Tower...' It's 1966, and London's brand new Post Office Tower looms over the Doctor and Dodo as they step from the TARDIS. When the Doctor meets Professor Brett, creator of a new, superintelligent computer called WOTAN, he is intrigued to hear of a plan to link all the major computers around the world. But there is more to WOTAN than meets the eye: it secretly believes humans to be inferior to machines, and already has a number of Post Office Tower staff under hypnotic power. WOTAN is planning the widespread construction of War Machines, large armoured computers bent on taking over the world! With the help of two new companions - sailor Ben Jackson and Professor Brett's secretary, Polly - the Doctor races against time to outwit the War Machines and break WOTAN's power. If he can't, then the end of humanity is in sight...Show more
The TARDIS lands in the Wild West in this classic BBC TV soundtrack starring William Hartnell, with linking narration by Peter Purves. It's 1881 and, in the Wild West settlement of Tombstone, there are three strangers in town: 'Doctor Caligari', 'Steven Regret', and 'Miss Dodo Dupont'. They've arrivedin a 20th Century blue police box, and they're about to wander into a whole heap of trouble…Show more
In this documentary portrait of Kenneth Williams, who died in 1988, the much-loved comedy actor's diaries are drawn upon to illustrate his life and career. David Benson, who won acclaim for his one-man show in which he portrayed Kenneth Williams, reads extracts from the diaries, whilst archive clips from such programmes as Round the Horne and Beyond Out Ken show the madcap versatility of Williams the performer. This Radio Collection version features material additional to the original Radio 4 broadcast.Show more
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