Marc Platt

Doctor Who: The Earth Adventures Collection
  • Doctor Who: The Earth Adventures Collection

  • Five classic novelisations of exciting TV adventures set on the planet Earth!

    In Fury from the Deep, the Second Doctor, Jamie and Victoria discover sentient seaweed threatening a gas refinery on the South Coast of England. In Doctor Who and the Pyramids of Mars, the Fourth Doctor and Sarah arrive in 1920s England, where plans are being laid to free Sutekh the Destroyer from his prison on Mars. In The Stones of Blood, the Fourth Doctor, Romana and K9 confront an ancient villainess on Bodcombe Moor. In The Awakening, the Fifth Doctor, Tegan and Turlough become enmeshed in sinister events in the village of Little Hodcombe. In Ghost Light, the Seventh Doctor and Ace visit Perivale in the 1880s and find a terrible secret lurking at Gabriel Chase…

    Read by David Troughton, Tom Baker, Susan Engel, Nerys Hughes and Ian Hogg.

    Each purchase is accompanied by a PDF booklet featuring full cast and credits, chapter-by-chapter navigation, and sleeve notes for each book by David J. Howe.

    “…this always excellent range continues to delight in its pursuit of committing the entire Target Books library to audio.” Doctor Who Magazine

    Sound design by Simon Power
    TARDIS sound effect by Brian Hodgson
    Executive producer: Michael Stevens
    Cover illustration by Chris Achilleos

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    BBC logo © BBC 1996
    Doctor Who logo © BBC 2018
    A stereo recording

Born in Wimbledon in the early 1950s, Marcus Platt attended technical college to learn catering before giving up a job with Trust House Forte to work at the BBC on the administrative side, involved in the cataloguing of data regarding the BBC’s radio output followed by a post as a selector in the BBC’s Sound Archives. He was a Doctor Who fan from the programme’s start, which led him to become a member of the Doctor Who Appreciation Society and a contributor to fanzines and Doctor Who Magazine. He submitted a number of ideas to the series towards the end of its initial run. One of these eventually became Ghost Light (1989). He went on to adapt his own story and Ben Aaronovitch’s scripts for Battlefield for the Target range of novelisations. He wrote two original novels for Virgin (Cat’s Cradle: Time’s Crucible, 1992; Lungbarrow, 1997). He also penned the spin-off video Downtime, featuring the Brigadier, Sarah Jane Smith, Professor Travers and the Yeti, and novelised his script of this production for Virgin in 1996. Platt continues to contribute to the Doctor Who universe with several audio scripts for Big Finish’s range of plays and entries in a number of short story anthologies also published by Big Finish. He has also written for the 2007 audio revival of Blake’s 7. His audio story Spare Parts was the inspiration behind the 2006 Doctor Who television story Rise of the Cybermen/The Age of Steel, for which Platt received an on-screen credit, although he himself did not write the teleplay. Author biography by David J. Howe, author of The Target Book, the complete illustrated guide to the Target Doctor Who novelisations. Marc Platt wrote the TV Doctor Who story Ghost Light first broadcast in 1989. He has written many Doctor Who audio plays for Big Finish Productions including Loups-Garoux, Spare Parts, Cradle of the Snake, The Silver Turk. Auld Mortality, A Storm of Angels and The Doctor’s Tale. He also dramatised two stories by former Doctor Who producer Philip Hinchcliffe: The Ghosts of Gralstead and The Devil’s Armada (both with Tom Baker). He has recently dramatised The Wonderful Wizard of Oz for audio. Blake’s 7 audio plays include Flag and Flame, The Sea of Iron and Drones. He is a published author with several TV tie-in novels and short stories to his name.

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