Ian Briggs

Doctor Who: Dragonfire
  • Doctor Who: Dragonfire

  • Bonnie Langford reads this novelisation of a classic TV adventure for the Seventh Doctor, as played on TV by Sylvester MCoy.

    When the Doctor and Mel arrive in the Space Trading Colony, Iceworld, the Doctor can feel that there is mischief afoot. He and Mel don't have to wait long before they discover the culprit, Sabalom Glitz.

    Glitz is hot on the trail of hidden treasure, and the Doctor decides to join him. Down in the Ice Passages they go – through the Ice Garden, past the Singing Trees, beyond the Lake of Oblivion – in search of the Dragon's Treasure.
    But the Doctor and his companions don't know the true worth of this mythical hoard. Only Kane, the most feared man in Iceworld, knows the secret of the Dragonfire...

    Bonnie Langford, who played Mel in the BBC One series, reads Ian Briggs' own novelisation of his 1987 TV serial, which also introduces new companion Ace.

    Reading produced by Neil Gardner for Ladbroke Audio
    Sound design by Simon Power
    Executive Producer: Michael Stevens

Ian Briggs is a British television writer whose work includes scripts for the BBC drama series Doctor Who and Casualty. Briggs wrote two serials for Doctor Who, Dragonfire and The Curse of Fenric, for the programme's 24th and 26th seasons respectively. Both stories featured Sylvester McCoy as the Seventh Doctor, while Dragonfire introduced Sophie Aldred as Ace. Briggs subsequently novelised both serials for the Target Books range.