The Doctor runs into trouble at Culloden

Anneke Wills Reads The Highlanders

Rolling like the proverbial mist over the highlands this September is Doctor Who: The Highlanders; an unabridged reading of the classic Doctor Who novelisation from AudioGo.

Read by Anneke Wills, who played Polly in the original TV episodes, and featuring original sound design, The Highlanders sees the Second Doctor (as played by Patrick Troughton) and his companions Ben and Polly find that the TARDIS have brought them to Culloden in 1746, during the famous battle between the Scots and the English.

There they become embroiled in events and meet a new friend: Jamie McCrimmon. Here’s the full blurb:

History books don’t always tell the whole story. Certainly there is no record of an episode that occurred when the Scots, led by Bonnie Prince Charlie, were defeated by the English at the battle of Culloden in 1746…And the presence at the time of a blue police box on the Scottish moors seems to have escaped the notice of most eye-witnesses…The Highlanders sets the record straight. And while the incidents described may not be of great interest to historians, for Jamie McCrimmon they mark the beginning of a series of extraordinary adventures. Anneke Wills, who played the Doctor’s companion Polly in the original BBC TV serial, reads Gerry Davis’s complete and unabridged novelisation, first published by Target Books in 1984.

The MP3 download release of Doctor Who: The Highlanders will available on 1st September and can be pre-ordered for £10.99 from AudioGo while a four CD version is released on 6th September which can be pre-ordered from Amazon for just £11.93.



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Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.


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