David Whitaker

Doctor Who: The Lost TV Episodes Collection Three
  • Doctor Who: The Lost TV Episodes Collection Three

  • Six narrated TV soundtrack adventures starring William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton as the First and Second Doctors - plus bonus features.

    Absent from the TV archives, these stories survive in their entirety only as soundtrack recordings. Now remastered, with additional linking narration, you can enjoy them again: plus bonus interviews with Anneke Wills, and the BBC Radio 3 programme Dance of the Daleks.

    In The Smugglers, the travellers have an adventure in 17th Century Cornwall with pirates and hidden treasure; in The Tenth Planet Earth's twin planet enters the solar system and brings with it the Cybermen; in The Power of the Daleks a new Doctor must fight the Daleks on the swamp planet Vulcan; in The Highlanders the TARDIS arrives in Scotland after the battle of Culloden; in The Underwater Menace it lands above the long-lost city of Atlantis; in The Moonbase a weather control station is in the grip of plague - caused by the Cybermen.

    In the bonus feature Dance of the Daleks, Matthew Sweet investigates the weird and wonderful sound world of Doctor Who.

David Whitaker was the first Story Editor for Doctor Who, and was responsible for finding and commissioning writers, and it was Whitaker as much as anyone who defined the narrative shape of Doctor Who. He wrote for the Doctor Who annuals, novelised the first Dalek story and worked with Terry Nation on various Dalek-related material including the hugely successful comic strip The Daleks. David Whitaker died in 1980. Terry Nation started as a comedy writer and performer, and was approached with an offer to work on Doctor Who, providing the seven episodes of the first ever Dalek story. After inventing the Daleks, Nation moved on to work on The Saint, The Champions and The Avengers. In the 1970s he scripted four more Dalek series - including Genesis of the Daleks which has been voted the best ever story in the series. Nation later devised the hugely popular BBC science fiction series Blake's 7. Terry Nation died in Los Angeles in 1996.