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- DescriptionMany Doctor Who TV episodes lost as visual recordings survive as audio soundtracks, digitally remastered with extra narration by cast members. This box set gathers on audio six adventures on audio: 'The Smugglers', 'The Tenth Planet', 'The Power of the Daleks', 'The Highlanders', 'The Underwater Menace' and 'The Moonbase'.
- Author BiographyBrian Hayles wrote for radio, television and film, including such series as The Archers, United! and Z Cars. Hayles' work on Doctor Who included adventures for the first three Doctors. His first story was the well-remembered The Celestial Toymaker, and after his historical adventure The Smugglers, Hayles wrote The Ice Warriors - introducing the creatures for which he is best remembered. He wrote three further Ice Warriors stories, the last two featuring the Third Doctor and set on the feudal planet Peladon. Brian Hayles died in 1978. Gerry Davis was an experienced television writer when he came to Doctor Who as Script Editor in 1966. Wanting to explore stories rooted more closely in real science, Davis contacted Dr Kit Pedler. The resulting collaboration resulted in several notable Doctor Who scripts, and in particular the creation of the Cybermen. Gerry Davis returned to Doctor Who in 1975 and novelised several of his and Pedler's Doctor Who stories for Target books. Gerry Davis died in 1991. Christopher ('Kit') Pedler was a medical researcher, and head of the Electron Microscopy Department at the University of London when he was recommended to Script Editor Gerry Davis as someone who might be useful as an adviser to Doctor Who. Davis presented Pedler with hypothetical, fictional problems and asked to extrapolate what would happen, the answer to which formed the basis of Doctor Who stories. Pedler told Davis that as a doctor his greatest phobia was a time when spare part surgery had reached the stage where it was commonplace. There would come a point where it was impossible to tell how much of the original human being remained... From this fear was created the Cybermen. Kit Pedler died in 1981. Dennis Spooner was script editor of Doctor Who during the William Hartnell era, and wrote several stories for the show, including The Reign of Terror and The Romans. He also wrote for the Gerry Anderson series' Supercar, Fireball XL5, Stingray and Thunderbirds, and co-created five espionage series' including Man in a Suitcase, Department S and The Adventurer. Spooner also created the cult detective series Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased). He died in September 1986. David Whitaker was the first Story Editor for Doctor Who, and was responsible for finding and commissioning writers, and it was Whitaker as much as anyone who defined the narrative shape of Doctor Who. He wrote for the Doctor Who annuals, novelised the first Dalek story and worked with Terry Nation on various Dalek-related material including the hugely successful comic strip The Daleks. David Whitaker died in 1980. Elwyn Jones was a screenwriter and author who is probably best known as co-creator of the long-running police series Z Cars. In 1966, he co-wrote (with Gerry Davis) the script for the Doctor Who serial The Highlanders. Jones wrote several non-fiction books including The Ripper File and The Last Two To Hang, the story of the last two men to be hanged in Britain, which won him the Edgar Allan Poe Award from the Mystery Writers of America. He died in May 1982. Born in 1904, Geoffrey Orme was a prolific screenwriter whose television credits included several of the Old Mother Riley films, Ivanhoe, Interpol Calling, No Hiding Place and the Doctor Who serial The Underwater Menace. He died in 1978.
- PublisherBBC Audio, A Division Of Random House
- Date of Publication04/08/2011
- GenreScience Fiction & Fantasy
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintBBC Physical Audio
- Weight723 g
- Width127 mm
- Height144 mm
- Spine78 mm
- Pagination6 pp
- Read byAnneke Wills,Frazer Hines,Full Cast,Patrick Troughton,William Hartnell
- Contained items statement13 Audio CDs
- Format DetailsCD standard audio format
- Running Time720
- Edition StatementWW
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