Doctor Who and the Planet of the Daleks
'Jo peered through the panel and saw - nothing. Yet someone had entered the cabin. She could hear hoarse breathing and stealthy padding footsteps. A beaker rose in the air of its own accord, then dropped to the floor...' After pursuing the Daleks through space, Doctor Who lands on the planet of Spiridon, in the midst of a tropical jungle...and finds more than Daleks. Vicious plants spitting deadly poison, invisible Spiridons attacking from all sides and, in hiding, a vast army waits...for the moment to mobilise and conquer. Mark Gatiss, who has written and appeared in several Doctor Who episodes, reads Terrance Dicks' complete and unabridged novelisation, first published by Target Books in 1976. 3 CDs. 3 hrs 3 mins.
- 125 x 143 x 25mm | 182g
- 01 Jun 2013
- BBC Audio, A Division Of Random House
- BBC Physical Audio
- London, United Kingdom
- Unabridged edition
About Terrance Dicks
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.
"Terrance Dick's Target novelisation of Terry Nation's teleplay is a model of economy - all action and dialogue - and Gatiss's sometimes breathless narration complements this perfectly, while also evoking the excitement with which the original Target novels were read by fans in the 1970s." -- Stephen Elsden http://www.scifind.com "Dicks' novel... imbues the story with a freshness and vitality which was lacking on screen." -- Matt Adams http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk
"Terrance Dick’s Target novelisation of Terry Nation’s teleplay is a model of economy – all action and dialogue – and Gatiss’s sometimes breathless narration complements this perfectly, while also evoking the excitement with which the original Target novels were read by fans in the 1970s."