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Justin Richards - Author

About the Author

Justin Richards is the author of over a dozen genre and sf novels, as well as non-fiction books, audio and television scripts. He has edited anthologies of short stories, been a technical writer, founded and edited a media journal, and contributed articles to many mainstream magazines. Before all that he worked for a multinational computer company. At present, Justin is best known for acting as Creative Consultant to the BBC Books range of Doctor Who novels, and his own novels for the series are consistently popular. Justin is married with two sons - neither of whom is even slightly invisible.

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Doctor Who: 365 Days of Memorable Moments and Impossible Things

Doctor Who: 365 Days of Memorable Moments and Impossible Things

Author: Justin Richards Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/03/2016

23 November 1963: The first ever episode of Doctor Who - An Unearthly Child - is broadcast. 21 July 1969 - Silence Will Fall 23 August 2014: Deep Breath is Peter Capaldi's first full episode as the Twelfth Doctor. 3 March 2472 - The Master tracks down the Doomsday Weapon For over half a century, Doctor Who has entertained and enthralled fans with the time-travelling adventures of the Doctor. From the first glimpse of a police telephone box in a Totter's Lane junkyard to the fall of the Time Lords' home planet, Gallifrey, Doctor Who has provided a near-inexhaustible list of indelible memories. Doctor Who: 365 is a unique and captivating chronicle of those moments - flashes of drama or humour, terror or joy, for each and every day of the year. Revisiting classic battles, thrilling escapes, iconic characters, game-changing plot twists and more, Justin Richards creates a fascinating portrait of the world's longest running science fiction series, and an essential addition to any Doctor Who fan's collection.

Jago & Litefoot & Strax 1 - The Haunting

Jago & Litefoot & Strax 1 - The Haunting

Author: Justin Richards, Howard Carter, Tom Webster Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 31/01/2016

The worlds of classic and new Doctor Who combine, as one of the favourite associates of the Eleventh and Twelfth Doctor - the Sontaran Strax - encounters Jago & Litefoot - the Victorian friends of the Fourth Doctor: Strax, the Sontaran butler to Victorian investigator Vastra and her wife Jenny, suffers a disorienting attack and mistakes the two Victorian investigators Jago & Litefoot for Jenny and Vastra and moves into Litefoot's home. Together, they are on the trail of a creature that is stealing brains, which may or may not be linked to a haunted house in London...This is a special release in Big Finish's incredibly popular audio spin-off series of two Doctor Who characters first encountered in hit story The Talons of Weng-Chiang in 1977. In a special arrangement with the BBC Jago & Litefoot are encountering the Sontaran Strax from the new Doctor Who series. Dan Starkey - the actor who plays Strax - was on the winning team of last year's Celebrity University Challenge! Actor Christopher Benjamin is a widely known face on British TV, appearing in everything from The Avengers to Inspector Morse, Poldark to Midsomer Murders and writer Justin Richards is the creator of The Invisible Detective series of children's novels.CAST: Christopher Benjamin (Henry Gordon Jago), Trevor Baxter (Professor George Litefoot), Dan Starkey (Strax), Lisa Bowerman (Ellie), Conrad Asquith (Inspector Quick), Stephen Critchlow (Marvo) and Carolyn Seymour (Mrs Multravers).

The Fourth Doctor Adventures 5.1: Wave of Destruction

The Fourth Doctor Adventures 5.1: Wave of Destruction

Author: Justin Richards, Alistair Lock, Anthony Lamb Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 31/01/2016

This range of two-part audio dramas stars Tom Baker reprising his most popular role as the Fourth Doctor (from 1974 - 1981) with a number of his original TV companions. This fifth series reunites the Doctor with Romana (Lalla Ward), a fellow Time Lord for adventures across Time and Space! A modulated frequency wave cancellation signal isn't something that the Doctor and Romana expect to detect in 1960s London. But then they don't expect to find Professor Lanchester, the man who invented it, lying unconscious. Or MI5 investigating. With the help of MI5 Agent Miller, Lanchester's daughter Jill, and his nephew a pirate radio DJ called Mark, the Doctor, Romana and K-9 investigate. They soon discover that there is more at risk than they imagined, and an alien invasion is about to begin. Can the Doctor identify and defeat the aliens in time? Will Romana manage to find a recombinant transducer before it's too late? And how will K-9 cope with his new job? The fifth series in a Big Finish range which is hugely popular with fans of the classic TV series Doctor Who. The pairing of the Doctor and Romana harks back to the most-watched period of Doctor Who, one that to a generation is the most loved and iconic and which broke the records for viewers of the show. Guest actor Karl Theobald is a familiar voice and face from such TV hits as Green Wing, Primeval and Twenty Twelve. CAST: Tom Baker (The Doctor), Lalla Ward (Romana), John Leeson (K9), Karl Theobald (Mark Lanchaster), Phil Mulryne (Barnaby Miller), Alix Wilton Regan (Jill), John Banks (Derek Fretus).

Project X CODE Extra: Turquoise Book Band, Oxford Level 7: Castle Kingdom: The Feast

Project X CODE Extra: Turquoise Book Band, Oxford Level 7: Castle Kingdom: The Feast

Author: Justin Richards Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/01/2016

Project X CODE Extra introduces more exciting adventure stories and stimulating non-fiction texts into the Project X CODE series. In this adventure in the Castle Kingdom zone, Team X and Mini find themselves in the middle of a feast with the Knight-BITE! Who will win? In line with the phonic, vocabulary and comprehension progression in Project X CODE, this book is ideal for additional practice outside of the core intervention sessions and for children who simply want to read more of the CODE adventure!

Theatre of War

Theatre of War

Author: Justin Richards Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 31/12/2015

Years ago, an archaeological expedition came to Menaxus to explore the ruins of an ancient theatre. All but one of the team died. Now the only survivor has returned, determined to uncover the theatre's secrets. But then the deaths begin again. The Doctor, Ace and Benny meanwhile find themselves caught up in the very real events of Shakespeare's greatest play. When they finally reach the theatre on Menaxus, the Doctor begins to realise that the truth about the planet may be far stranger than anyone imagined. With Benny doing research at the Braxiatel Collection, the Doctor and Ace head straight into an interplanetary war...Based on the original 1994 New Adventures novel by Justin Richards. Sylvester McCoy originally played the Doctor in 1987 - 1989, (then again in 1996) while his other work includes Radagast the Brown in Peter Jackson's epic The Hobbit films. iC* Sophie Aldred's Ace companion is often viewed as Doctor Who's first contemporary young friend for the Doctor, setting out the template followed in later years by Rose Tyler (Billie Piper) and Clara Oswald (Jenna-Louise Coleman). Lisa Bowerman's Professor Bernice Benny Summerfield started as a character in a Doctor Who - New Adventures novel, then proceeded to have over 15 years of audio adventures with Big Finish! CAST: Sylvester McCoy (The Doctor), Sophie Aldred (Ace), Lisa Bowerman (Bernice Summerfield), Miles Richardson (Irving Braxiatel), Kirsty Besterman (Lannic), Richard Vranch (Gilmanuk), Ed Stoppard (Fortalexa), Bryan Dick (The Exec), Ramon Tikaram (Marlock), Gus Brown (Krane), Milo Twomey (Jorvik).

Doctor Who: The Legends of Ashildr

Doctor Who: The Legends of Ashildr

Author: Justin Richards, James Goss, David Llewellyn, Jenny T. Colgan Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/12/2015

Ashildr, a young Viking girl, died helping the Doctor and Clara to save the village she loved. And for her heroism, the Doctor used alien technology to bring her back to life. Ashildr is now immortal - The Woman Who Lived. Since that day, Ashildr has kept journals to chronicle her extraordinary life. The Legends of Ashildr is a glimpse of some of those stories: the terrors she has faced, the battles she has won, and the treasures she has found. These are tales of a woman who lived longer than she should ever have lived - and lost more than she can even remember. An original novel featuring the Twelfth Doctor as played by Peter Capaldi, and Ashildr as played by Maisie Williams.

The Early Adventures The Forsaken

The Early Adventures The Forsaken

Author: Justin Richards, Toby Hrycek-Robinson, Tom Webster Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 31/10/2015

Last year Big Finish started a new range in which we created new old stories: inventive new tales featuring actors from the show's early years, with full cinematic sound design to give an effect of these shows reaching you from the past...This year four fresh releases in the range visit the Second Doctor era: The TARDIS lands on an island off Singapore during the Japanese invasion of 1942. The travellers are found by some British soldiers - among them a certain Private James Jackson, who just happens to be Ben's father. But they're not the only visitors to the island...Frazer Hines revisits his role as Jamie, a companion of the Second Doctor (played on television by Patrick Troughton) back in 1966-69. Styled on the BBC audio reconstructions of the missing Doctor Who episodes, this gives a unique listing experience for fans of Doctor Who's early years...Actress Gabrielle Glaister is well known as Bob in Blackadder, as well as for her far more serious appearance as Patricia Farnham in Brookside. CAST: Anneke Wills (Polly Wright/Narrator), Frazer Hines (Jamie McCrimmon/The Doctor), Elliot Chapman (Ben Jackson/Private Lawson/Andrews), Ben Nealon (Captain Freeman), Michael Jibson (Corporal Gibbs), Oliver Jackson (Private James Jackson), Gabrielle Glaister (Mrs Maggie Bishop).

Doctor Who: Silhouette

Doctor Who: Silhouette

Author: Justin Richards Format: eBook Release Date: 26/10/2015

Die Abenteuer des 12. Doktors gehen weiter!Marlowe Hapworth wird tot in seinem verschlossenen Arbeitszimmer aufgefunden, ermordet von einem unbekannten Angreifer. Rick Bellamy, Straenkmpfer, wurde das Leben von einer als Leichenbestatter getarnten Gestalt ausgesaugt. Wie hngen diese Dinge miteinander zusammen? Und was hat Orestes Milton, ein reicher Industrieller, mit all dem zu tun? Als der Doktor und Clara sich der Suche anschlieen, finden sie sich in einer Welt wieder, in der nichts und niemand ist, was er zu sein scheint.

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