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Published on November 5th, 2010 | by Meredith Burdett

Farewell Great Macedon Novel

Fans of the William Hartnell era of Doctor Who would have noticed that Big Finish recently released an unfilmed story called Farewell Great Macedon. The piece was read by Carol Ann Ford, who played the Doctor’s granddaughter back in 1963, and also featured a separate one episode story entitled The Fragile Yellow Arc of Fragrance.

However, for those of you that prefer to create their own characters, or just enjoy a good read, the print version is also available for you to peruse through. It contains the same stories and also some supplemental features filling in the background of these lost classics.

The tale begins when the First Doctor and his friends arrive outside The Gates of Babylon and find themselves in the presence of Alexander the Great. It’s very much an historical tale with similarities to stories like The Aztecs.

The bonus episode, The Fragile Yellow Arc of Fragrance, shows an early submission from the same writer, Moris Farhi.

Special mention goes to the “special features” that contains a review of the story by Doctor Who Magazines very own Time Team! So if you’re missing your fix of their Doctor Who views, this is the place to find it.

You can purchase the book by visiting www.nothing-lane.co.uk . The price is $24.95 which equates to £15.34, a tidy price for a tidy book! You can also buy on CD of MP3 the Big Finish version at www.bigfinish.com.

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What happens when an eight year old kid watches the 1993 repeat run of Planet of the Daleks? He pretty much ends up here writing about the show that grabbed hold of him and never let go!




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