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Five narrated TV soundtrack adventures starring Patrick Troughton as the Second Doctor - plus bonus features. Absent from the TV archives, these stories survive in their entirety only as soundtrack recordings. Now remastered, with additional linking narration, you can enjoy them again: plus bonus interviews with Anneke Wills and Frazer Hines. In The Macra Terror the TARDIS visits a human colony that appears to be one big holiday camp, but has in fact been infiltrated and taken over by a race of giant crab-like creatures - the Macra. The Faceless Ones sees the TARDIS make a hazardous return to 1960s Earth, materialising on a runway at Gatwick Airport! In The Evil of the Daleks the TARDIS has been stolen by antiques dealer Edward Waterfield, who lures the Doctor and Jamie into an elaborate trap set by the most deadly race in the universe: The Daleks. The Abominable Snowmen finds the TARDIS in the Himalayas in 1935, where the Doctor makes a return visit to the nearby Detsen monastery – only to find it under attack, apparently from the Yeti... In The Ice Warriors the TARDIS crew materialise in an England of the future to find Earth in the grip of a new Ice Age – and under threat from a new menace in the form of the Ice Warriors...Show more
Six narrated TV soundtrack adventures starring William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton as the First and Second Doctors - plus bonus features. Absent from the TV archives, these stories survive in their entirety only as soundtrack recordings. Now remastered, with additional linking narration, you can enjoy them again: plus bonus interviews with Anneke Wills, and the BBC Radio 3 programme Dance of the Daleks. In The Smugglers, the travellers have an adventure in 17th Century Cornwall with pirates and hidden treasure; in The Tenth Planet Earth's twin planet enters the solar system and brings with it the Cybermen; in The Power of the Daleks a new Doctor must fight the Daleks on the swamp planet Vulcan; in The Highlanders the TARDIS arrives in Scotland after the battle of Culloden; in The Underwater Menace it lands above the long-lost city of Atlantis; in The Moonbase a weather control station is in the grip of plague - caused by the Cybermen. In the bonus feature Dance of the Daleks, Matthew Sweet investigates the weird and wonderful sound world of Doctor Who.Show more
Five classic novelisations of TV adventures on alien planets! In Doctor Who and the Zarbi, the First Doctor and his companions Ian, Barbara and Vicki are trapped on the remote planet Vortis. In Doctor Who and the Curse of Peladon, the Third Doctor and Jo are mistaken for delegates of the Galactic Federation on a primitive and superstitious world. In Doctor Who and the Brain of Morbius, the Fourth Doctor and Sarah find the living remains of a renegade Time Lord and his maniacal saviour. In Doctor Who and the Leisure Hive, the Fourth Doctor and Romana find subterfuge and corruption lurking beneath the surface of the pleasure planet Argolis. In Doctor Who: The Greatest Show in the Galaxy, the Seventh Doctor and Ace fight for their lives on Segonax, home of the Psychic Circus. Read by William Russell, David Troughton, Tom Baker, Lalla Ward and Sophie Aldred. Each purchase is accompanied by a PDF booklet featuring full cast and credits, chapter-by-chapter navigation, and sleeve notes for each book by David J. Howe. **Contact Customer Service for Additional Material**Show more
Five classic novelisations of TV adventures featuring Cybermen, Yeti and Ice Warriors! In Doctor Who and the Cybermen by Gerry Davis, a weather control station on the moon comes under attack from a deadly army of Cybermen. In Doctor Who and the Tomb of the Cybermen by the same author, a party of archaeologists uncovers a vast reserve of dormant Cybermen - who then come terrifyingly to life. In Doctor Who and the Abominable Snowmen by Terrance Dicks, a lonely Himalayan monastery falls prey to powerful robotic Yeti. Doctor Who and the Ice Warriors takes us to the future, when an alien from Mars is found preserved in a glacier. In Doctor Who: Earthshock by Eric Saward, the Cybermen are intent upon sabotaging a galactic peace conference. Read by Anneke Wills, Michael Kilgarriff, David Troughton, Frazer Hines and Peter Davison, with Cyberman voices by Nicholas Briggs, these stories feature the Second and Fifth Doctors.Duration: 22 hours approx.Each purchase is accompanied by a PDF booklet featuring full cast and credits, chapter-by-chapter navigation, and sleeve notes for each book by David J. Howe.“This range of classic Target audiobooks continues to go from strength to strength…”Doctor Who MagazineDoctor Who and the Cybermen by Gerry Davis is read by Anneke Wills. Novelisation © Gerry Davis & Kit Pedler 1974Doctor Who and the Tomb of the Cybermen by Gerry Davis is read by Michael Kilgarriff. Novelisation © Gerry Davis & Kit Pedler 1978Doctor Who and the Abominable Snowmen by Terrance Dicks is read by David Troughton. Novelisation © Terrance Dicks 1974, original script © Mervyn Haisman and Henry Lincoln 1968Doctor Who and the Ice Warriors by Brian Hayles is read by Frazer Hines. Novelisation © Brian Hayles 1976Doctor Who: Earthshock by Ian Marter is read by Peter Davison. Novelisation © Ian Marter 1983; original script © Eric Saward 1982Sound design by Simon PowerTARDIS sound effect by Brian HodgsonExecutive producer: Michael StevensCover illustration by Chris Achilleos(P) BBC Worldwide 2018 © BBC Worldwide 2018BBC logo © BBC 1996Doctor Who logo © BBC 2014A stereo recordingMCPSDigital Edition Chapter Listing:Doctor Who and the CybermenFiles 001 - 011Doctor Who and the Tomb of the CybermenFiles 012 - 025Doctor Who and the Abominable SnowmenFiles 026 - 037Doctor Who and the Ice WarriorsFiles 038 - 047Doctor Who: EarthshockFiles 048 - 057Show more
Again, the terrifying cry rang out. The Doctor quickened his pace along the gloomy tunnels of the castle. Suddenly, from the darkness lumbered the mighty Aggedor, Royal Beast and Protector of the Kingdom of Peladon! The Doctor fumbled in his pocket. Would the device work? As he trained the spinning mirror on the eyes of Aggedor, the terrible claws came closer and closer... What is the secret behind the killings on the Planet of Peladon? Is Aggedor seeking revenge because the King of Peladon wants his kingdom to become a member of the Galactic Federation? Will the Doctor escape the claws of Aggedor and discover the truth? David Troughton reads Brian Hayles' complete and unabridged novelisation, first published by Target Books in 1974.Show more
The world is held in the grip of a second Ice Age, and faces total destruction from the rapidly advancing glaciers. Doctor Who, with Victoria and Jamie, lands at a top scientific base in England, where they have just unearthed an ancient Ice Warrior. Aliens from Mars, preserved in the ice for centuries and now revitalised, the Ice Warriors feel ready to take over... Can the Doctor overcome these warlike Martians and halt the relentless approach of the ice glaciers? Frazer Hines, who played Jamie in Doctor Who, reads Brian Hayles' complete and unabridged novelisation, first published by Target Books in 1976. 'BBC Audiobooks has chosen well with its books and has taken the right approach with its readers... they benefit from new music and sound effects' - Doctor Who Magazine.Show more
'May I present Princess Josephine... of TARDIS!' The TARDIS arrives on the storm-lashed planet of Peladon, just as it is being assessed for its suitability to join the Galactic Federation. Mistaken for Federation delegates from Earth, the Doctor and Jo become involved in a series of dramatic events at the conference. King Peladon's Chancellor has died in mysterious circumstances, and his High Priest is vehemently opposed to the Federation's advances. Amongst the other delegates are hermaphrodite hexapod Alpha Centauri, half-automaton Arcturus, and two Ice Warriors - whose species the Doctor knows as old adversaries. Confined together in the Citadel, they struggle to counter myth and superstition with logic and reason. Is the Curse of Peladon about to strike those who form a union with the Federation? Has the Royal beast Aggedor risen to defend the planet's independence? And could one of the delegates actually be working to double-cross the others? The Doctor and Jo must work fast to solve these and other questions, and at the same time stay alive... Katy Manning, who plays Jo Grant in the story, provides linking narration, and in a bonus interview she also remembers her involvement in its original production.Show more
You will become my personal opponent. We shall play endless games together - your brain against mine.' The travellers arrive in the dangerous domain of the Toymaker, where their failure to win at a series of games could result in them becoming his playthings for eternity. Apparently innocuous nursery characters reveal deadly intent, and for companions Steven and Dodo the stakes are raised with every game of blind man's buff and musical chairs. The Doctor, meanwhile, is rendered invisible and given the challenge of completing the fiendishly difficult Trilogic game... This fondly-remembered story, only one episode of which survives in the television archives, is narrated by Peter Purves who also played Steven in the story. Michael Gough is the Toymaker and Jackie Lane is Dodo, whilst Carmen Silvera adopts a number of roles.Show more
'You have blasphemed in the temple of Aggedor... prepare the pit!' It is many years since the TARDIS last settled on the planet Peladon, and the Doctor is surprised to find a less than warm welcome when he takes Sarah Jane Smith for a visit. The spectre of the royal beast, Aggedor, is once more being blamed for sudden deaths, fuelling great unrest among the planet's trisilicate miners. The Doctor and Sarah meet an old friend, in the shape of Alpha Centauri, and are introduced to Queen Thalira, daughter of the old King Peladon. They soon discover that the dark forces at work are far more real than Aggedor's ghost. There is a plot afoot, and behind it lie some more familiar figures: the Ice Warriors! With the Doctor's old foes now allied with a galactic power bloc, the odds seem stacked against Peladon and the Federation. As tension mounts and the death toll increases, only the courage and ingenuity of the Doctor, Sarah and their friends can save the day. Elisabeth Sladen, who plays Sarah Jane in the story, provides linking narration and, in a short bonus feature, recalls the making of the original production.Show more
The rugged Cornwall of days gone by is the scene for first Doctor William Hartnell's 1966 foray into the murky world of pirates and hidden treasure. The TARDIS lands on the seveneenth century Cornish coast, and its crew stumble upon a plot by the local Squire to receive and offload contraband goods. The Doctor meets the churchwarden, whose last words to him concern the whereabouts of hidden treasure. When pirate captain Samuel Pike learns of this, he kidnaps the Doctor and demands to be given the cryptic clue. With the treasure uncovered and the militia called in by the local Revenue officer, a bloody fight ensues and can the Doctor, Ben and Polly escape with their lives? This full-bodied, romantic yarn is narrated by Anneke Wills, who played companion Polly. It also features Michael Craze as Ben and Michael Godfrey as Pike.Show more
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