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  • Published: 15 March 2017
  • ISBN: 9781785295782
  • Imprint: BBC CD
  • Format: Audio CD
  • Length: 2 hr 55 min
  • Narrator: Matthew Waterhouse
  • RRP: $49.99

Doctor Who: Four to Doomsday

5th Doctor Novelisation



Matthew Waterhouse reads this novelisation of a classic 1982 TV serial featuring the Fifth Doctor

Matthew Waterhouse reads this novelisation of a classic 1982 TV serial featuring the Fifth Doctor, as played on TV by Peter Davison. When the TARDIS materialises on an alien space craft, the commander of the ship - the reptilian Monarch - invites the Doctor, Adric, Nyssa and Tegan to continue their journey to Earth in his company. Monarch’s hospitality even extends to a generous offer to liberate the time travellers from the shortcomings of their bodies and replicate them as androids - so much more practical. Although Adric finds this proposal extremely attractive, the Doctor has good reason to be suspicious of Monarch's motives... Matthew Waterhouse, who played Adric in Doctor Who, reads Terrance Dicks's novelisation of a four-part TV serial by Terence Dudley.

  • Published: 15 March 2017
  • ISBN: 9781785295782
  • Imprint: BBC CD
  • Format: Audio CD
  • Length: 2 hr 55 min
  • Narrator: Matthew Waterhouse
  • RRP: $49.99

About the author

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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