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  • Published: 15 October 2017
  • ISBN: 9781785298073
  • Imprint: BBC CD
  • Format: Audio CD
  • Length: 4 hr 11 min
  • Narrators: Jon Culshaw, Nicholas Briggs
  • RRP: $45.00

Doctor Who and the Genesis of the Daleks




Jon Culshaw reads this classic novelisation of a 1975 TV story featuring the Fourth Doctor

Jon Culshaw reads this exciting classic novelisation of a Fourth Doctor TV adventure, featuring the first appearance of the Daleks’ creator, Davros.

“Attention to detail is the hallmark of this always excellent range” Doctor Who Magazine

The place: Skaro
Time: The Birth of the Daleks

After a thousand years of futile war against the Thals, the scientist Davros has perfected the physical form that will carry his race into eternity: the dreaded Dalek. Without feeling, conscience or pity, the Dalek is programmed to exterminate all lifeforms it deems inferior.

At the command of the Time Lords, the Doctor, Sarah and Harry travel back through time in an effort to totally destroy this terrible menace of the future. But as events spiral out of control in horrific ways, it becomes clear that even the Doctor cannot always win...

Jon Culshaw reads Terrance Dicks’s complete and unabridged novelisation, based upon the 1975 TV serial by Terry Nation, first published by Target Books in 1976. Duration: 4 hours approx.

  • Published: 15 October 2017
  • ISBN: 9781785298073
  • Imprint: BBC CD
  • Format: Audio CD
  • Length: 4 hr 11 min
  • Narrators: Jon Culshaw, Nicholas Briggs
  • RRP: $45.00

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Terrance Dicks

Terrance Dicks became Script Editor of Doctor Who in 1968, co-writing Patrick Troughton’s classic final serial, The War Games, and editing the show throughout the entire Jon Pertwee era to 1974. He wrote many iconic episodes and serials for the show after, including Tom Baker's first episode as the Fourth Doctor, Robot; Horror at Fang Rock in 1977; State of Decay in 1980; and the 20th anniversary special, The Five Doctors in 1983. Terrance novelised over sixty of the original Doctor Who stories for Target books, including classics like Doctor Who and the Abominable Snowmen and Doctor Who and the Auton Invasion, inspiring a generation of children to become readers and writers. He died in August 2019, only weeks before the publication of his final Doctor Who short story, ‘Save Yourself’, in The Target Storybook.

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