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Published on April 21st, 2009 | by Christian Cawley

Doctor Who and the Masque of Mandragora

Classic Doctor Who Spring Sci-Fi from BBC Audiobooks…

Tim Pigott-Smith reads Philip Hinchcliffe’s complete and unabridged gripping novelisation of a classic Doctor Who adventure, first published by Target Books in 1977 and based on the Fourth Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith adventure from Season 14 in 1976.

The Masque of Mandragora from BCB AudiobooksForced off course by the Mandragora Helix, the TARDIS lands in the province of San Martino in fifteenth-century Italy. Here, the court astrologer, Hieronymous, has been taken over by the Mandragora energy-form. Hieronymous and the other members of his star-worshipping black magic cult will be used as a bridgehead, enabling the Mandragora Helix to conquer the Earth and rule it through their chosen servants.

The Doctor has to defeat not only the Mandragora energy, but the evil schemes of the murderous Count Federico who plans to usurp the place of his nephew, the rightful ruler of the province.

Doctor Who and the Masque of Mandragora is available now; with a run time of 3 hours 40 minutes across 4 CDs it retails at £17.61.

This audiobook can be bought directly from BBCShop.com, where it is available for a reduced £12.35 or Amazon, for just £10.56!


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About the Author

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




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