Books

Doctor Who and the Mutants

Terrance Dicks

Jon Culshaw reads this gripping novelisation of a classic adventure for the Third Doctor.

The Time Lords send the Doctor and Jo on a mysterious mission to Skybase One in the late 30th Century, from where the Earth Empire governs affairs on the primitive planet Solos.

Yet on the eve of their independence, something is happening to the Solonians: their hands are becoming claws and their skin is changing scales. Why are they gradually turning into monsters?

The Doctor and Jo soon discover that the natural order on Solos is threatened by the ruthless Marshal and his scientist Jaeger. Their dangerous quest has only just begun…

Doctor Who and the Invisible Enemy

Terrance Dicks (and others)

John Leeson stars in this exciting novelisation of a classic adventure for the Fourth Doctor - and the introduction of K9.

A mysterious cloud drifts menacingly through space, and the Doctor becomes infected with the Nucleus of a malignant Virus that threatens to destroy his mind. Meanwhile, on Titan, human slaves prepare the Hive from which the Virus will swarm out and infect the universe. In search of a cure, Leela takes the Doctor to the Bi-Al Foundation, where they make an incredible journey into the Doctor’s brain in an attempt to destroy the Nucleus.

Can the Doctor free himself from the Nucleus in time to reach Titan and destroy the Hive? Luckily he has help — in the strangely dog-like shape of a mobile computer called K9…

John Leeson, who was the Voice of K9 in the TV series, reads this unabridged novelisation of the 1977 television serial.

Doctor Who: The Alien Worlds Collection

Bill Strutton (and others)

Five classic novelisations of TV adventures on alien planets!

In Doctor Who and the Zarbi, the First Doctor and his companions Ian, Barbara and Vicki are trapped on the remote planet Vortis. In Doctor Who and the Curse of Peladon, the Third Doctor and Jo are mistaken for delegates of the Galactic Federation on a primitive and superstitious world. In Doctor Who and the Brain of Morbius, the Fourth Doctor and Sarah find the living remains of a renegade Time Lord and his maniacal saviour. In Doctor Who and the Leisure Hive, the Fourth Doctor and Romana find subterfuge and corruption lurking beneath the surface of the pleasure planet Argolis. In Doctor Who: The Greatest Show in the Galaxy, the Seventh Doctor and Ace fight for their lives on Segonax, home of the Psychic Circus.

Read by William Russell, David Troughton, Tom Baker, Lalla Ward and Sophie Aldred.

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…”
Doctor Who Magazine

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

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BBC logo © BBC 1996
Doctor Who logo © BBC 2014
A stereo recording
MCPS

Digital Edition Chapter Listing

Doctor Who and the Zarbi
Files 001-007

Doctor Who and the Curse of Peladon
Files 008-018

Doctor Who and the Brain of Morbius
Files 019-030

Doctor Who and the Leisure Hive
Files 031-039

Doctor Who: The Greatest Show in the Galaxy
Files 040-053

Doctor Who: The UNIT Collection

Terrance Dicks (and others)

Five classic novelisations of TV adventures featuring UNIT!

In Doctor Who and the Auton Invasion, the newly regenerated Third Doctor is plunged into a nightmarish adventure on contemporary Earth.

Doctor Who and the Cave Monsters sees the Doctor, Liz Shaw and Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart investigating strange occurrences in Derbyshire.

In Doctor Who: Inferno an ambitious drilling project has potentially disastrous consequences for two alternative Earths.

In Doctor Who and the Terror of the Autons the Doctor, UNIT and Jo Grant face the return of the Nestenes and the arrival on Earth of the Master.

In Doctor Who: The Three Doctors UNIT HQ is invaded by anti-matter, and a crisis on Gallifrey leads to unprecedented collaboration between three incarnations of the Doctor.

Read by Caroline John, Geoffrey Beevers and Katy Manning.

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 Nick Spender

(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 Auton Invasion
Files 01-10
Doctor Who and the Cave Monsters
Files 011-029
Doctor Who: Inferno
Files 030-044
Doctor Who and the Terror of the Autons
Files 045-056
Doctor Who: The Three Doctors
Files 057-067

Doctor Who and the Robots of Death

Terrance Dicks (and others)

Louise Jameson reads this suspenseful novelisation of a Fourth Doctor adventure.

On a desert planet the giant sandminer crawls through the howling sandstorms, harvesting the valuable minerals in the sand. Inside, the humans relax in luxury, while most of the work is done by the robots who serve them.

Then the Doctor and Leela arrive - and the mysterious deaths begin. First suspects, then hunted victims, Leela and the Doctor must find the hidden killer – or join the other victims of the Robots of Death.

Reader Louise Jameson played Leela in the BBC TV series.

Duration: 3 hours 30 mins approx

Doctor Who: The Ambassadors of Death

Terrance Dicks (and others)

Geoffrey Beevers reads this action-packed novelisation of a Third Doctor television adventure.

Seven months after it left Mars there has still been no radio communication with the Probe Seven spacecraft, or the astronauts inside it. Back on Earth concern is mounting, and eventually a recovery capsule is sent up to rescue the astronauts. But when the capsule returns to Earth it is found to be empty.

As the Doctor and Liz investigate, they discover that the interior of the capsule is highly radioactive: if anyone was inside, they would now surely be dead. Have the astronauts returned to Earth? And if not, who are the sinister space-suited figures who stalk the countryside, and whose very touch means instant death?

Duration: 4 hours approx.

Doctor Who: The Five Doctors

Terrance Dicks (and others)

Jon Culshaw reads this classic novelisation of Doctor Who's special 20th Anniversary TV adventure, featuring the Doctor in each of his first five incarnations.

Each one has been removed from his time-stream and - with one unfortunate exception - brought to the Death Zone on Gallifrey. There they, along with an array of their loyal former companions, encounter numerous deadly obstacles including Daleks, Cybermen, Yeti, the Master and a fiendish set of puzzles. Who is the ultimate enemy they must all unite to defeat?

Based on Terrance Dicks's epic TV adventure, first broadcast in 1983, The Five Doctors offered readers a chance to turn the clock back and meet some old friends – and some old enemies.

Duration: 4 hours approx.

Doctor Who and the Genesis of the Daleks

Terrance Dicks (and others)

Jon Culshaw reads this exciting classic novelisation of a Fourth Doctor TV adventure, featuring the first appearance of the Daleks’ creator, Davros.

“Attention to detail is the hallmark of this always excellent range” Doctor Who Magazine

The place: Skaro
Time: The Birth of the Daleks

After a thousand years of futile war against the Thals, the scientist Davros has perfected the physical form that will carry his race into eternity: the dreaded Dalek. Without feeling, conscience or pity, the Dalek is programmed to exterminate all lifeforms it deems inferior.

At the command of the Time Lords, the Doctor, Sarah and Harry travel back through time in an effort to totally destroy this terrible menace of the future. But as events spiral out of control in horrific ways, it becomes clear that even the Doctor cannot always win...

Jon Culshaw reads Terrance Dicks’s complete and unabridged novelisation, based upon the 1975 TV serial by Terry Nation, first published by Target Books in 1976. Duration: 4 hours approx.

Doctor Who and the Web of Fear

Terrance Dicks (and others)

David Troughton reads this gripping classic novelisation of a Second Doctor TV adventure featuring the Yeti and the Great Intelligence

“Attention to detail is a hallmark of this always excellent range” Doctor Who Magazine

For 40 years Professor Travers’ Yeti has been quiet, a collector's item in a museum. Then, without warning, it awakes and savagely murders. Patches of mist begin to appear in Central London, those who linger in it found dead, their faces smothered in cobwebs.

When the Doctor, Jamie and Victoria arrive in the London Underground, they find that the web is remorselessly spreading. What’s more, hordes of Yeti are roaming the misty streets and cobwebbed tunnels, killing everyone in their path. London has been gripped tight in a web of fear.

The Doctor and his friends unite with the army, led by one Colonel Lethbridge-Stewart, in defence of planet Earth. But an old enemy is lurking in the shadows…

David Troughton, who has played several roles in the BBC TV series, reads this complete and unabridged novelisation, first published by Target Books in 1976. Duration: 4 hours approx.

Doctor Who: Planet of Giants

Terrance Dicks (and others)

Carole Ann Ford reads this classic TV novelisation featuring the First Doctor, as played on TV by William Hartnell. The Doctor is feeling confident: this time the TARDIS has landed on Earth; in England; in 1963. But when he and his companions Susan, Ian and Barbara venture outside, they are soon lost in a maze of ravines and menaced by gigantic insects. However, the insects are dying - every living thing is dying…

Meanwhile, in a cottage garden on a perfect summer's day, the man from the Ministry arrives to put a stop to the production of DN6, a pesticide with the power to destroy all life-forms. But the men who invented DN6 will stop at nothing-not even murder-in their desire to see DN6 succeed.

Can the one-inch-tall Doctor foil their plans? Carole Ann Ford, who played Susan in the original TV series, reads Terrance Dicks's novelisation. Duration: 2 hours 30 mins approx

Doctor Who: The Mind of Evil

Terrance Dicks (and others)

Richard Franklin reads the exciting novelisation of a classic TV adventure featuring the Third Doctor, as played by Jon Pertwee. Eminent scientist Emil Keller has developed a revolutionary new process for the treatment of hardened criminals. His invention, the Keller Machine, is being heralded as a major scientific breakthrough.But Professor Keller is in truth the Master, and the Keller Machine is much more than a mere machine.Soon the Doctor, Jo, the Brigadier and UNIT are involved in a bitter struggle with the Master, an alien mind parasite, and a diabolical scheme to plunge the world into a Third World War... Richard Franklin, who played Captain Mike Yates in the BBC TV series, reads Terrance Dicks's novelisation of a 1971 TV serial by Don Houghton.

Doctor Who: Four to Doomsday

Terrance Dicks (and others)

Matthew Waterhouse reads this novelisation of a classic 1982 TV serial featuring the Fifth Doctor, as played on TV by Peter Davison. When the TARDIS materialises on an alien space craft, the commander of the ship - the reptilian Monarch - invites the Doctor, Adric, Nyssa and Tegan to continue their journey to Earth in his company. Monarch’s hospitality even extends to a generous offer to liberate the time travellers from the shortcomings of their bodies and replicate them as androids - so much more practical. Although Adric finds this proposal extremely attractive, the Doctor has good reason to be suspicious of Monarch's motives... Matthew Waterhouse, who played Adric in Doctor Who, reads Terrance Dicks's novelisation of a four-part TV serial by Terence Dudley.

Doctor Who and the Horror of Fang Rock

Terrance Dicks (and others)

Louise Jameson reads this classic Fourth Doctor novelisation, based on a 1977 TV serial starring Tom Baker. On a remote rocky island a few miles off the Channel coast stands Fang Rock lighthouse. There have always been tales of the beast of Fang Rock but, when the TARDIS lands here with Leela and the Doctor, the force they must deal with is more sinister and deadly than the mythical beast of the past. It is the early 1900s, electricity is just coming into common usage, and the formless, gelatinous mass from the future must use the lighthouse generators to recharge its system. Nothing can stop the Rutan scout in its search and its experimentation on humans... Duration: 4 hours approx.

Doctor Who: Tales from the TARDIS: Volume 2

Terrance Dicks (and others)

Jon Pertwee, Peter Davison and Colin Baker are among the readers of these 7 stories from the worlds of Doctor Who. The Planet of the Daleks is read by Jon Pertwee; Warriors of the Deep is read by Peter Davison; Vengeance on Varos is read by Colin Baker; The Novel of the Film (the 1996 TV Movie) and Earth and Beyond (three original short stories) are read by Paul McGann. With original music. Duration: 10 hours approx.

Doctor Who: The Space Pirates

Terrance Dicks (and others)

An unabridged reading of this novelisation of a classic 1960s TV serial, featuring the Second Doctor. When space beacon Alpha One disintegrates into lumps of metal, General Hermack of the Space Corps realises that space pirates have discovered a new source of precious argonite. After witnessing further destruction, the General leaves a squad of guards on beacon Alpha Four - just as the TARDIS materialises.

Suspected by the Space Corps of being pirates, then pursued as spies by the pirates themselves, the Doctor, Zoe and Jamie attempt to unmask the mastermind behind the thefts of argonite. In doing so they risk execution, explosion, and asphyxiation in the vacuum of space. Duration: 4 hours approx.

Doctor Who: Tales from the TARDIS: Volume 1

Terrance Dicks (and others)

Jon Pertwee, Peter Davison and Colin Baker are among the readers of these 12 stories from the worlds of Doctor Who. The Curse of Peladon is read by Jon Pertwee; Kinda is read by Peter Davison; Attack of the Cybermen is read by Colin Baker; Out of the Darkness (three short stories) is read by Colin Baker and Nicola Bryant; and Short Trips (six short stories) is read by Nicholas Courtney and Sophie Aldred. With original music.

Doctor Who and the Day of the Daleks

Terrance Dicks (and others)

An unabridged reading of this classic novelisation of a 1972 TV story featuring the Third Doctor, as played on TV by Jon Pertwee. Mysterious humans from 22nd Century Earth 'time-jump' back into the 20th Century, so as to assassinate a high-ranking diplomat on whom the peace of the world depends. The Doctor, Jo Grant and the Brigadier are soon called in to investigate. Jo is accidentally transported to the future; the Doctor follows, eventually to be captured by his oldest and deadliest enemies: the Daleks! Having submitted the Doctor to the fearful Mind Analysis Machine, the Daleks plan a 'time-jump' attack on Earth in the 20th Century! Duration: 4 hours 30 mins approx

Doctor Who and the Invasion of Time

Terrance Dicks (and others)

John Leeson reads this exciting novelisation of a classic Fourth Doctor adventure, set on Gallifrey and featuring the Sontarans.
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“BBC Audio’s team gives these releases a hallmark of quality.” Doctor Who Magazine

A traitor to the Time Lords?

Can the Doctor really be in league with the evil Vardans, spearheading a treacherous invasion of his home planet, Gallifrey? Or is he playing a deadly double game, saving the Time Lords by appearing to betray them? Not even his closest friends can tell.

Whilst the Doctor’s companion Leela is cast into the wilderness of Outer Gallifrey, the Vardans themselves are mere pawns in a deadly tactical game. Soon the Doctor will face an old and deadly enemy as he battles to foil the invasion of Time.

John Leeson, the Voice of K9 in Doctor Who reads Terrance Dicks's novelisation of the original TV serial by David Agnew, first published by Target Books in 1979. Duration: 4 hours approx

Doctor Who and the Claws of Axos

Terrance Dicks (and others)

An unabridged reading of this classic novelisation of an adventure featuring the Third Doctor, as played on TV by Jon Pertwee. 'Axos calling Earth, Axos calling Earth…’

The creatures stood before them, offering friendship and their priceless Axonite, in return for - what?

Only the Doctor remains suspicious. What is the real reason for the Axon’s sudden arrival on Earth? And why is the evil Master a passenger on their spaceship? He very soon finds out… Duration: 3 hours 40 mins.

Doctor Who: Shakedown

Terrance Dicks (and others)

An unabridged reading of this original novel featuring the Seventh Doctor, as played on TV by Sylvester McCoy. For thousands of years the Sontarans and the Rutans have fought a brutal war across the galaxy. Now the Sontarans have a secret plan to destroy the Rutan race – a secret plan the Doctor is racing against time to uncover.

Only one Rutan spy knows the Sontarans’ plan. As he is chased through the galaxy in a desperate bid for his life, he reaches the planet Sentarion – where Professor Bernice Summerfield’s research into the history of the Sontaran-Rutan war is turning into an explosive reality… Duration: 8 hours approx.

Biography

Date: 2013-08-06
Terrance Dicks worked on scripts for The Avengers as well as other series before becoming Assistant, and later full Script Editor of Doctor Who from 1968. Dicks worked on the entirety of the Jon Pertwee Third Doctor era of the programme, and returned as a writer - scripting Tom Baker's first story as the Fourth Doctor: 'Robot'. His later script writing credits on Doctor Who included the 20th anniversary story 'The Five Doctors'. Terrance Dicks novelised many of the original Doctor Who stories for Target books, and has written original Doctor Who novels for BBC Books.