It’s tough trying to satiate your desire for new Doctor Who when the show is off air – but these three audio releases might just help…
First up is Doctor Who: The Lost TV Episodes Collection 3 (£59.77), a third collection of stories that we may never see in their entirety but can certainly enjoy them in audio format. Featuring the classic stories The Smugglers and The Tenth Planet, which star William Hartnell as the First Doctor, the set also includes the Second Doctor stories The Power of the Daleks, The Highlanders, The Underwater Menace and The Moonbase, each with linking narration from a member of the original television cast. As if that’s not enough, there are also interviews with Anneke Wills (who played Polly, companion of the first and second Doctor) and a special Radio Three presentation entitled Dance of the Daleks which takes a look at the incidental music used in Doctor Who.
Alongside that, there are also two Target novelisation readings to enjoy as well. A new take on the classic story Fury From The Deep (£11.31), which finds the Second Doctor and his friends landing at a North Sea gas refinery only to encounter a horrifying foe from deep below the sea. This story is read by David Troughton (2008’s Midnight) and also features some brilliant additional music and sound design.
Finally, why not treat yourself to The Chase (£11.79)? This First Doctor mini epic sees the TARDIS crew on the run through time and space as they try to avoid death by Daleks! The serial also features the departure of Ian and Barbara (William Russell and Jacqueline Hill), the Doctor’s original companions. Maureen O’Brien (Vicki) reads from John Peel’s original novelisation and there’s a fresh take on the Dalek voice by none other than Nicholas Briggs.