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Five exciting novelisations featuring adventures for the Doctor and his companions on weird and wonderful planets. In The Rescue, the First Doctor meets the sole survivors of a crashed spaceliner on Dido. In Doctor Who and the Creature from the Pit, the ruthless Lady Adrasta is keeping an unusual visitor prisoner on the planet Chloris. In The Twin Dilemma, a newly regenerated Doctor tries to become a hermit on the planet Titan 3. In Paradise Towers, the Doctor and Mel meet the residents of a dystopian hell, and in The Happiness Patrol the TARDIS lands in trouble on the colony world Terra Alpha. Maureen O'Brien, Tom Baker, Colin Baker, Bonnie Langford and Rula Lenska are the readers for this quintet of stories based on classic BBC TV serials.Show more
David Troughton reads this exciting novelisation of a classic TV adventure for the Second Doctor, as played by Patrick Troughton. 'Slick and polished...immersive productions of much-loved novelisations...long may we enjoy them.' - Doctor Who Magazine In the year 2030, when the world is hit by a series of terrible natural disasters, only one man seems to know what action to take. Salamander's success in handling these monumental problems has brought him enormous power. But what more lies behind his public persona? From the moment the Doctor, Jamie and Victoria land on an Australian beach, they are caught up in a struggle for world domination - a struggle in which the Doctor's startling resemblance to Salamander plays a vital role. David Troughton, who has played several roles in the TV series, reads Ian Marter's novelisation of the 1967 TV serial by David Whitaker. © 2019 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd © 2019 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd © 1981 by Ian Marter and David Whitaker Cover illustration by Bill Donohoe Reading produced by Neil Gardner Recorded at Ladbroke Audio Ltd Sound design by Simon Power for Meon Productions - www.meonsound.com Executive producer: Michael Stevens TARDIS sound effect composed by Brian HodgsonShow more
Michael Troughton reads this gripping novelisation of a classic adventure for the Second Doctor. The Doctor remembers Dulkis as a civilised and peaceful place. But times have changed, and his second visit is not quite the holiday he was expecting. When the whole planet and its inhabitants are threatened with annihilation by an alien race, the pacifist Dulcians are more reluctant than ever to engage in acts of violence. None of them will lift a finger to fight the Dominators and their robot slaves, the Quarks. The Doctor, Jamie and Zoe may be the only ones capable of intervening to save the whole planet.Show more
An unabridged reading of this classic novelisation of a Fourth Doctor TV adventure from 1975. Landing on Earth - now a barren, desolate planet - Sarah, Harry and the Doctor are unaware of a large, watching robot. The robot is the work of Styre, a Sontaran warrior, who uses all humans landing here for his experimental programmes. What has happened to the other space explorers who have come here? Why is Styre so interested in Earth, and in brutally torturing humans, including Sarah Jane? Will the Doctor be able to prevent an invasion, and save both Earth and his companions? Duration: 4 hours approx.Show more
An unabridged reading of an exciting classic novelisation, based on a TV adventure featuring the Second Doctor, as played by Patrick Troughton. Materialising in Outer Space, the TARDIS is attacked by a missile fired from the dark side of the moon. Back on Earth, the newly-formed United Nations Intelligence Taskforce (UNIT), led by Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, is disturbed by a series of UFO sightings over Southern England. Meanwhile, a large consigment of mysterious crates is delivered to the headquarters of International Electromatix, the largest computer and electronics firm in the world. These three seemingly unconnected events are in fact the preparations for a massive Cyberman invasion of Earth, with one aim: the total annihilation of the human race. Duration: 5 hours approx.Show more
Jon Culshaw reads this exciting novelisation of a 1975 TV adventure featuring the Fourth DoctorAt a time in the far-off future, Earth has become uninhabitable. A selection of Humanity is placed, deep-frozen, in a fully automated space station, to await the day of their return to Earth.Thousands of years later, the Doctor arrives with his companions Sarah and Harry, and finds things going suspiciously wrong. The station is under attack from the giant Wirrn, deadly creatures who, in their lust for power, now threaten the future of the whole Human Race…Jon Culshaw reads this unabridged novelisation written by Ian Marter, who played Harry Sullivan in the original BBC TV series.Show more
Maureen O'Brien reads this thrilling novelisation of a classic Doctor Who adventure. From his one previous visit the Doctor remembers the inhabitants of the planet Dido as a gentle, peace-loving people. But when he returns, things have changed dramatically. It seems that the Didoi have brutally massacred the crew of the crashed spaceliner Astra. Even now they are threatening the lives of the sole survivors, Bennett and the orphan girl Vicki. Why have the Didoi apparently turned against their peaceful natures? Can Bennett and Vicki survive until the rescue ship from Earth arrives? And who is the mysterious Koquillion? Maureen O'Brien, who played Vicki in the original Doctor Who TV serial, reads Ian Marter's complete and unabridged novelisation, first published by Target Books in 1987.Show more
A group of palaeontologists have been savagely attacked while carrying out a study of fossilised dinosaur remains in an underground cave system on twenty-fifth century Earth. A party of troopers and Professor Kyle, the only survivor of the attack, are investigating the deaths of her colleagues when they discover the Doctor and his companions at the site of the massacre. The time-travellers are immediately suspected. In trying to establish their innocence and find out who - or what - was responsible for the killings, the Doctor is confronted by an old enemy... The Fifth Doctor himself, Peter Davison, reads Ian Marter's complete and unabridged novelisation, first published by Target Books in 1983, whilst Nicholas Briggs provides the authentic voice of the Cybermen.Show more
Reluctantly cancelling his well-earned holiday, the Doctor sets off in the TARDIS to trace and re-assemble the six segments of the Key to Time on which the stability of the entire Universe depends. Assisted by the argumentative Romanadvoratrelundar and K9, he lands on the planet Ribos in search of the first segment and finds himself entangled in the machinations of two sinister strangers, Garron and the Graff Vynda Ka. Who are they? Is Garron simply a shady confidence-trickster dealing in interplanetary real estate? Is the Graff Vynda Ka just a power-crazed exile bent on revenge? Or are they both really agents of the Black Guardian, intent upon seizing the precious Key in order to throw the Universe into eternal chaos? Risking his life within the monster-infested catacombs of Ribos, the Doctor has to use all his wit and ingenuity to find out... John Leeson, who provided the voice of K9 in the original 1978 TV serial, reads Ian Marter's complete and unabridged novelisation, first published by Target Books in 1979.Show more
'That which threatens us we destroy!' When the TARDIS deposits the Doctor, Jamie and Zoe on the planet Dulkis, they find it newly threatened by two humanoid aliens and their robotic servants, the Quarks. The Dominators intend to turn the whole planet into a radioactive mass, as fuel for their space fleet. Whilst the Doctor and Jamie are captured and tested for intelligence by the Dominators, Zoe befriends a native named Cully – and discovers that the pacifist Dulcian Council are unlikely to strike back at the invaders. Meanwhile, the Dominators set about enslaving the Dulcians as labour for their scheme, drilling bore holes to reach the planet’s core. Can the Doctor and his friends save both the planet and its people in time? In an exclusive bonus interview, Wendy Padbury – who played Zoe – recalls the making of the original TV serial, and talks about her time in Doctor Who generally.Show more
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