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Doctor Who: The Savages | [Ian Stuart Black]

Doctor Who: The Savages

When the TARDIS materialises on an alien planet, the Doctor insists that he and his companions have arrived in the far future. Steven and Dodo think otherwise, however, after they encounter a band of cave-dwelling primitives who are terrified of strangers.
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Publisher's Summary

William Hartnell stars as the first Doctor in this exclusive recording of a 'lost' television adventure.

When the TARDIS materialises on an alien planet, the Doctor insists that he and his companions have arrived in the far future. Steven and Dodo think otherwise, however, after they encounter a band of cave-dwelling primitives who are terrified of strangers.

The travellers soon discover that the planet's population is divided into two castes, and that the professed idyll of the Elders, who inhabit a technologically advanced city, seems oddly dependent upon the unsophisticated Savages.

Whilst the Elders' leader, Jano, welcomes the Doctor into their society, Dodo stumbles upon a dark secret at the heart of the community. The truth behind the Elders' great knowledge is eventually revealed, and the Doctor sees it as his duty to end a terrible case of exploitation. Yet Jano has plans of his own for the Doctor....With the Doctor's faithful companion Steven discovering that events on this planet will irrevocably shape his destiny, The Savages marks the final appearance in the programme of Peter Purves, who also provides the linking narration for this release.

Don't miss any of the Doctor Who episodes.

©2002 BBC Worldwide Ltd; (P)2002 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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    "Classic Doctor Who at its best."

    Great story. An alien civilization that uses innocent simple people's life force to make their selfs a race of super people, isn't going to sit well with the Doctor. So you know he's going to have stop them. Nice little story about morals and the rights of sentient races to live their lives without their rights taken away from them. The Doctor also loses his companion Steven. Who's helped him fight the Daleks and other Evil beings through out their travels. I hope he enjoys his new job. Great story to listen to.

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    "Fun like only the good Doctor can provide."

    Complex moral dilemmas, alien civilisations, human drama and political conspiracies - it could only be Doctor Who. This storyline marks the departure of regular companion Stephen who was portrayed by Peter Purves who provides an engrossing narration for this fun little adventure. It's a shame this story was lost but at least the audio survives and this is the best way to enjoy it, in your mp3 player.

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