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The Second Doctor Who Audio Annual
  • The Second Doctor Who Audio Annual

    • BBC Audio

    • Nicola Bryant (Read by)

    • Matthew Waterhouse (Read by)

    • Geoffrey Beevers (Read by)

    • Anneke Wills (Read by)

    Six more thrilling stories of adventure in Time and Space from the original Doctor Who Annuals.

    Larger than life and twice as colourful, from the 1960s to the 1980s the stories within the Doctor Who Annual were exuberant and charmingly naive. Now, in this second audio volume, Peter Purves (Steven), Anneke Wills (Polly), Geoffrey Beevers (the Master), Matthew Waterhouse (Adric) and Nicola Bryant (Peri) read another selection of these colourful and energetic tales, with atmospheric sound design.

    In Peril in Mechanistria, the First Doctor finds primitive humans enslaved to machines in a world of metal. The Second Doctor must rescue Ben in The Sour Note, whilst in Scorched Earth the Third Doctor and Sarah are challenged by a virulent virus on Varium III. The Fourth Doctor has Double Trouble after he and his companions return to UNIT HQ, and then the Fifth Doctor and Adric visit a Planet of Fear. Finally, in The Radio Waves, the Master schemes to turn Londoners against politicians and the Royal Family. Can the Sixth Doctor and Peri stop him?

    Also included from 1966 is The Equations of Doctor Who, a vintage essay about the mysteries of the Doctor and his TARDIS.

    Take a nostalgic journey through time with these vintage Doctor Who tales.

Since the 1960s the very best of BBC radio’s spoken word output has been available to own, first on record and cassette and now on CD and digital download. In addition to its extensive backlist catalogue, BBC Audio continues to publish a wide range of entertainment drawn from recent radio programming and the BBC archive.

A vast range of comedy titles from the vintage to the modern include Hancock’s Half Hour, The Goon Show, Just a MinuteI’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue and Cabin Pressure, plus shows from comedians such as Sue Perkins, Micky Flanagan, Alan Partridge, Sarah Millican and Joe Lycett. The realms of fantasy are depicted in Doctor Who, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, The Lord of the Rings and The Chronicles of Narnia. There’s radio drama based on the works of some of our most popular and significant writers including Jane Austen, Terry Pratchett, Maya Angelou, Neil Gaiman and Oscar Wilde. Our wide variety of crime and thrillers include Stone, The Martin Beck Stories, Paul Temple, Lord Peter Wimsey and The Interrogation, alongside full-cast dramatisations of the works of major crime novelists such as Agatha Christie, John le Carré and Arthur Conan Doyle. History, science and culture epics include A History of the World in 100 Objects, This Sceptred IsleA History of Childhood, The Making of Music and the memoirs of David Attenborough.

More information about the BBC’s spoken word radio services can be found at www.bbc.co.uk/sounds.