Christopher H Bidmead

Doctor Who: The Master Collection
  • Doctor Who: The Master Collection

  • Five classic novelisations of TV adventures featuring the Doctor's arch enemy, the Master!

    In Doctor Who and the Doomsday Weapon by Malcolm Hulke, the Master has stolen the Time Lord's files on a weapon which could make him ruler of the Galaxy.

    In Doctor Who and the Daemons by Barry Letts, secret ceremonies have been designed to conjure up a horribly powerful being from another planet.

    Doctor Who and the Sea-Devils by Malcolm Hulke finds the Master aiding and abetting members of a submarine colony who plan to seize control of the Earth.

    In Logopolis by Christopher H Bidmead, even the Master is horrified by the threat of total chaos he unintentionally precipitates, and in Castrovalva by the same author he devises a trap for a newly regenerated Doctor.

    Read by Geoffrey Beevers, Barry Letts, Christopher H Bidmead and Peter Davison, these stories feature the Third, Fourth and Fifth Doctors.

    Duration: 23 hours 20 minutes approx.

    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 range of classic Target audiobooks continues to go from strength to strength…”
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    Doctor Who and the Doomsday Weapon by Malcolm Hulke is read by Geoffrey Beevers. Novelisation © Malcolm Hulke 1974

    Doctor Who and the Daemons is written and read by Barry Letts. Novelisation © Barry Letts & Guy Leopold 1974

    Doctor Who and the Sea-Devils by Malcolm Hulke is read by Geoffrey Beevers. Novelisation © Malcolm Hulke 1974

    Doctor Who: Logopolis is written and read by Christopher H Bidmead. Novelisation © Christopher H Bidmead 1982

    Doctor Who: Castrovalva by Christopher H Bidmead is read by Peter Davison. Novelisation © Christopher H Bidmead 1983

    Sound design by Simon Power
    TARDIS sound effect by Brian Hodgson
    Executive producer: Michael Stevens
    Cover illustration by Jeff Cummins
    (P) BBC Worldwide 2018 © BBC Worldwide 2018
    BBC logo © BBC 1996
    Doctor Who logo © BBC 2014
    A stereo recording
    MCPS

    Digital Edition Chapter Listing

    Doctor Who and the Doomsday Weapon
    Files 001 - 021

    Doctor Who and the Daemons
    Files 022 - 036

    Doctor Who and the Sea-Devils
    Files 037 - 049

    Doctor Who: Logopolis
    Files 050 - 061

    Doctor Who: Castrovalva
    Files 062 - 073

Christopher Hamilton Bidmead was born in 1941. He trained as an actor at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and subsequently played leading roles on the West End stage and television. For several years he was a regular voice on radio as a member of the BBC Drama Repertory Company. He began scriptwriting while working with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and by the early Seventies was writing television scripts for the Thames TV serials Harriet's Back in Town and Rooms. At the same time a long-standing interest in science drew him towards technical journalism. His articles in the New Scientist prompted BBC producer Robert Banks Stewart to recommend him for the post of script editor on Doctor Who when it was vacated by Douglas Adams at the beginning of the '80s. After a year in that role he signed off on the job by delivering two stories, Logopolis and Castrovalva, and returned to freelance projects - including a third Doctor Who story, Frontios, and novelisations of all three for the Target range of books. His stint on Doctor Who introduced him to the use of personal computers, and for the past quarter century he has continued to work as an IT journalist, writing for a range of publications including Wired magazine and The Daily Telegraph. Over the last decade he has been a regular columnist on PCPlus magazine. (Author biography by David J. Howe, author of The Target Book, the complete illustrated guide to the Target Doctor Who novelisations.)


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