Welcome to Spent, an isolated and rather odd town somewhere in the North. Its singular inhabitants lead blackly comic lives, from Dr Chinnery, the lethally incompetent vet and Pauline, the monstrous Restart Officer at the Job Centre, to the hideously exacting Dentons who impose their disturbing habits and pet toads upon their visiting nephew Ben.
The Tardis takes the Doctor and Turlough to the London of 1702, where a mysterious highwayman roams the streets, a local occultist has made contact with the dead and gentlemen of fashion are disappearing, only to find themselves in a chamber whose walls weep blood.... The time travellers become enmeshed in the hideous plan of Sir Nikolas Valentine, a gambler at the mysterious Diabola Club who always seems to have a winning hand.... Written by Mark Gatiss. Directed by Nicholas Briggs.
"Game of Death."
A Cyber War rages throughout the galaxy. The Earth-aligned worlds are fighting for survival against the cold, emotionless might of the Cyber Bloc - an alliance of planets whose inhabitants have undergone cybernetic conversion in the name of racial superiority.
Richard Franklin reads an original novel by Mark Gatiss, featuring the Third Doctor as played on TV by Jon Pertwee. The aerodrome in Culverton has new owners, and they promise an era of prosperity for the idyllic village. But former Spitfire pilot Alex Whistler is suspicious, and when black-shirted troops appear on the streets, he contacts his old friend, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart at UNIT. The Doctor investigates – and soon uncovers a sinister plot to colonise the Earth. The Gaderene are on their way….
"Old-school fun rendered with love. Excellent!"
Welcome to Royston Vasy! Your visit coincides with: Herr Lipp's German exchange visit, Papa Lazarou's freak show, and a nosebleed epidemic!
An unabridged reading of Mark Gatiss' novel set in the aftermath of the English Civil War, featuring the Second Doctor as played by Patrick Troughton and his companions Ben, Polly, and Jamie. With the Civil War won, the Parliamentarians are struggling to hang on to power. But plans are being made to rescue the defeated King Charles from his prison…With Ben press-ganged and put on board a mysterious ship bound for Amsterdam, Polly becomes an unwitting accomplice in the plot to rescue the King.
"A new Second Doctor adventure."
Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith star in a compilation from the second hit BBC TV series. 'This is a local shop for local people. There's nothing for you here!' Welcome to Royston Vasey! Your visit coincides with: Herr Lipp's German exchange visit! Papa Lazarou's freak show! A nosebleed epidemic!
The third series of the BAFTA Award-winning comedy, starring Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton, and Reece Shearsmith, finds a bizarre accident bringing together yet more of the extraordinary inhabitants of Royston Vasey.
The Professor and Ace arrive in present-day London to find the city strangely changed. England is a republic, ruled by an elderly Lord Protector more interested in a mysterious comet than the long-suppressed forces of revolution fomenting in his kingdom. As political factions vie for power, the travellers become embroiled in the plans of King Charles XIV who stands poised to reclaim the throne. Can they discover who is behind the drastic alteration of history or will the Puritan cause triumph throughout eternity?
It is the time of the Second World War, and all is not well at a top-secret research base in Greenland. The British have been testing a new device which could bring about a swift end to the war with Germany - but the trials have gone disastrously wrong. When the Professor and Ace arrive, they encounter an isolated community not only under threat from its human enemies, but stalked by a horrifying menace with a voracious appetite for survival.