Still weak and confused after his fourth regeneration, the Doctor retreats to Castrovalva to recuperate. But Castrovalva is not a haven of peace and tranquillity....
An unabridged reading of this original novel featuring the Third Doctor, as played on TV by Jon Pertwee....
The Doctor and Romana find themselves in the Proxima System, where enigmatic Conglomerate CEO Cuthbert has been conducting his infamous 'experiment'....
Cuthbert's plan for the Proxima System is reaching its final phase. The Doctor and Romana have been separated. The Doctor is aiding the Proximan fight-back....
Sheridan Moorkurk has just been elected president of Earth. And what's more, she's starting to hear voices. Meanwhile, the Doctor and Romana encounter a mass of aliens heading to Earth....
When the TARDIS materialises on an alien spacecraft, the commander of the ship - the reptilian Monarch - invites the Doctor, Adric, Nyssa and Tegan to continue their journey to Earth in his company....
Matthew Waterhouse reads this classic novelisation of a Fourth Doctor TV adventure.
The Doctor, Romana and K9 are heading for Gallifrey when they temporarily lose control of the TARDIS. The significance of this event is only revealed when they land, not on Gallifrey but on Alzarius. The planet's legendary Mistfall is approaching, a time when giant scaly creatures emerge from the swamps and go on the rampage, leaving a trail of death and destruction in their wake.
As the Alzarians take cover in the Starliner spaceship, one band of young rebels is determined to be different. Among them is Adric, a boy who inadvertently leads Romana and K9 into terrible danger. Will the Doctor be able to save all their lives and unravel the secret of Mistfall?
Matthew Waterhouse, who played Adric in the BBC TV series, reads Andrew Smith’s complete and unabridged novelisation, first published by Target Books in 1982. Reading produced by Lyndsey Melling. Sound design by Simon Power. Executive producer: Michael Stevens.
I just couldn't stop listening from the beginning to the end once I'd begun! Great stuff!
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What did you like best about this story?
This new recording of the 1982 novel is an in-depth dramatization of the four-episode story Full Circle which aired in 1980 begins with exciting, explosive scenes eloquently written and elegantly performed. The sound effects and music are stunning.
What about John Leeson and Matthew Waterhouse ’s performance did you like?
The voices are excellent. I was particularly impressed that Waterhouse could voice four people in a conversation and the sound design was so carefully done that the listener could instantly discern which character was speaking each time from the first word in the sentence because of where the voice was coming from. It sounded as if multiple actors were all standing and moving about in front of me. Add to that that the voices/accents/dialects all varied. Waterhouse is a major talent.
Any additional comments?
The depth of the four-hour unabridged novel, with its allegory and allusion to religions and evolution, made for a much richer experience than the 90-minute TV story arc. I was amazed.
What did you love best about Doctor Who: Full Circle?
Adric meeting the Doctor for the first time.
Who was your favorite character and why?
K-9 cause he saved the Doctor when the companion had forgotten him.
Which scene was your favorite?
Adric first meeting with the Doctor.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
K-9 Saves the day and the Doctor.
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