Doctor Who and the Destiny of the Daleks

Doctor Who and the Destiny of the Daleks

4th Doctor Novelisation


Jon Culshaw reads this classic Target novelisation featuring the Fourth Doctor, as played on TV by Tom Baker.

Landing on an apparently devastated planet, the Doctor and Romana make a horrifying discovery.
The planet is Skaro, home-world of the Daleks.

The Daleks are excavating in order to find and revive Davros, the scientific genius who first created them. They hope that he will give them the scientific superiority to break the deadlock with their Movellan enemies.

Faced once more with the deadly and seemingly indestructible Daleks, the Doctor's wits and strength are stretched to their very limits...

Jon Culshaw reads Terrance Dicks's 1979 novelisation of the BBC TV serial by Terry Nation, with Dalek voices provided by Nicholas Briggs.

? 2024 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd © 2024 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd.

Reading produced by Morrison Ellis. Sound design by David Darlington. Executive producer for BBC Audiobooks: Michael Stevens

About the author

Terrance Dicks

Terrance Dicks became Script Editor of Doctor Who in 1968, co-writing Patrick Troughton’s classic final serial, The War Games, and editing the show throughout the entire Jon Pertwee era to 1974. He wrote many iconic episodes and serials for the show after, including Tom Baker's first episode as the Fourth Doctor, Robot; Horror at Fang Rock in 1977; State of Decay in 1980; and the 20th anniversary special, The Five Doctors in 1983. Terrance novelised over sixty of the original Doctor Who stories for Target books, including classics like Doctor Who and the Abominable Snowmen and Doctor Who and the Auton Invasion, inspiring a generation of children to become readers and writers. He died in August 2019, only weeks before the publication of his final Doctor Who short story, ‘Save Yourself’, in The Target Storybook.
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