Terrance Dicks

Doctor Who and the Armageddon Factor
  • Doctor Who and the Armageddon Factor

  • Terrance Dicks

    John Leeson reads this exciting novelisation of a TV adventure for the Fourth Doctor, Romana and K9.

    Some time ago the White Guardian, one of the most powerul beings in the Cosmos, set the Doctor an urgent task to find and reassemble the six segments of the Key to Time.

    Having successfully retrieved five of the segments, the Doctor and Romana arrive on the planet Atrios in the middle of an atomic war. There they must search for the last, most vital piece of the Key.

    However, sinister dangers await them in this final stage of their quest. The actions of the Marshal of Atrios, operating under a mysterious influence, look certain to bring about armageddon for them all.

    John Leeson, the Voice of K9 in the TV series, reads Terrance Dicks's novelisation of the 1978 TV serial by Bob Baker and Dave Martin.

    (P) & © 2019 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd
    Text © Terrance Dicks, Bob Baker and Dave Martin
    1980 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 Hodgson
    Cover illustration by Bill Donohoe

Date: 2013-08-06 Terrance Dicks worked on scripts for The Avengers as well as other series before becoming Assistant, and later full Script Editor of Doctor Who from 1968. Dicks worked on the entirety of the Jon Pertwee Third Doctor era of the programme, and returned as a writer - scripting Tom Baker's first story as the Fourth Doctor: 'Robot'. His later script writing credits on Doctor Who included the 20th anniversary story 'The Five Doctors'. Terrance Dicks novelised many of the original Doctor Who stories for Target books, and has written original Doctor Who novels for BBC Books.