• Doctor Who and the Deadly Assassin

  • A 4th Doctor novelisation
  • By: Terrance Dicks
  • Narrated by: Geoffrey Beevers
  • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (21 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Geoffrey Beevers reads this exciting novelisation of a classic TV adventure for the Fourth Doctor.

The Doctor is suddenly summoned to Gallifrey, the home of the Time Lords, where his ghastly hallucinations of the president’s assassination seem to turn into reality. When the Doctor is arrested for the murder, a hideous, dark, cowled figure is gleefully watching in the shadows.

In a battle of minds, the Doctor faces renegade Time Lord the Master inside a nightmare world created by his old enemy’s imagination. But the Master’s evil intentions go much further - he has a doomsday plan. It is up to the Doctor to prevent him from destroying Gallifrey and taking over the universe!

Geoffrey Beevers, who played an incarnation of the Master in the BBC TV series, reads Terrance Dicks’ complete and unabridged novelisation, first published by Target Books in 1977.

©2015 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2015 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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A solid and favorite story from the original series with decent narration that covers all of the major points.

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  • 05-01-17

Return to Gallifrey

This is one of my favourite Doctor Who stories, the Doctor returns to Gallifrey and is framed for the murder of the president and must prove his innocence and do battle in the matrix.
Brilliantly read by another master. Great stuff

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  • Reviews101
  • 07-17-22

Much better, 45 years later …

I can remember my grandfather complaining about me watching Doctor Who on his television, as he thought it was a load of utter rubbish (he was more into the miserablist realism of Emmerdale Farm and Coronation Street). I’ll admit at the time I struggled somewhat with this particular Doctor Who story, as the Timelords looked like a gaggle of tedious, bickering archbishops in their absurd costumes - I was more into the stories with that involved the Doctor fighting with monsters and a bit more action. 45 years later, here I am giving this story another go - this time in audio format - and it works much better. There’s the intrigue of a murder plot, but the special effects sounds and music work wonderfully well with the narrative. Well worth a listen.

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