Doctor Who News Pyramids of Mars

Published on January 13th, 2014 | by Christian Cawley

Don’t Miss The Pyramids of Mars on BBC Radio 4 Extra!

One of Doctor Who‘s most enduring classic serials, The Pyramids of Mars, is currently being broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra!

Read by Tom Baker, the audiobook adaptation of the novelisation by Terrance Dicks is being aired in nightly installments.

New to The Pyramids of Mars? Put simply, the Doctor and Sarah Jane land in an old priory in England to confront an ancient menace attempting to break free from incarceration in Egypt. Steeped in Egyptology and Ancient Astronaut mythology, this is one of Robert Holmes’ greatest Doctor Who stories.

Part 1 has already been broadcast (catch up with iPlayer) while the schedule for the rest of the episodes (which are each repeated several times) can be found on the serial’s show page.

Interestingly, it’s a six-part serial. The original TV version was in four parts!

(With thanks to Michael)


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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+.

4 Responses to Don’t Miss The Pyramids of Mars on BBC Radio 4 Extra!

  1. avatar DonnaM says:

    Thanks for the heads-up! One of my all-time favourites.

  2. avatar DH says:

    Can’t wait. Xxx is a brilliant writer 😉

  3. avatar tericrosschetwood says:

    “the audiobook adaptation of the novelisation by XXX”

    Time to do a search and replace to drop in the author’s name! :)

    But a very good little piece. Thanks!

  4. Oh dear, guilty as charged, everyone! Uncle Terrance has now been restored to the article :)

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