Doctor Who: Vengeance on Varos

This Doctor Who story, written by Philip Martin, was first broadcast in two episodes in 1985.

While repairing the TARDIS console, as Peri complains over the freak accidents he caused since they left Telos (Attack of the Cybermen), the Doctor finds that the TARDIS has unexpectedly stopped in the middle of deep space and he can do nothing to fix it. Peri locates the TARDIS manual and presents it to the Doctor who quickly dismisses it, as he knows perfectly well that transitional elements within the TARDIS have stopped producing orbital energy only Zeiton-7 ore can realign the power systems. But as the Doctor explains, Zeiton-7 is exceptionally rare and only comes from one planet in the Cetes constellation: Varos.

Vengeance on Varos is available on DVD.

Doctor Who: The War Machines

This Doctor Who story, written by Ian Stuart Black, was first broadcast in four episodes in 1966. It was the last story to feature Dodo as a companion.

It also introduces new companions Ben and Polly.

This audio version consists of a digitally remastered soundtrack with linking narration provided by Anneke Wills.

The TARDIS lands in London, near the Post Office Tower. The Doctor is unsettled by a sensation of a strange energy nearby. Visiting the newly completed Tower, the Doctor and Dodo meet Professor Brett, the creator of WOTAN (Will Operating Thought ANalogue), an advanced problem-solving computer that thinks for itself. Curiously, WOTAN even knows what the word ‘TARDIS’ stands for. In four days’ time, on C-Day, WOTAN will be linked to other major computers to take them over, including those of the White House, Cape Kennedy and the Royal Navy.

The War Machines can be purchased as a download from

https://mobile.audible.co.uk/productDetail.htm?asin=B004F4836A&s=s

Doctor Who: Resurrection of the Daleks

This Doctor Who story, written by Eric Saward, was first broadcast in two episodes in 1984. It was the last story to feature Tegan Jovanka as a companion.

It also features the first appearance of Terry Molloy as Davros.

A group of futuristic humanoids are running down Shad Thames in 1984. They are gunned down by two policemen led by Commander Lytton. Two of the humanoids, Galloway and Quartermaster Sergeant Stien, escape into the adjacent Butler’s Wharf where a time corridor is situated, but Galloway is killed. Lytton transports back to his battle cruiser and prepares to attack a prison space station whose only prisoner is Davros, the creator of the Daleks.

Resurrection of the Daleks is available on DVD.

Doctor Who: The Savages

This Doctor Who story, written by Ian Stuart Black, was first broadcast in four episodes in 1966. It was the last story to feature Stephen Taylor as a companion.

This audio version consists of a digitally remastered soundtrack with linking narration provided by Peter Purves.

The TARDIS materialises on a distant planet in the far future. The Doctor, Steven and Dodo find the planet inhabited by both an advanced, idyllic civilisation (the Elders), and bands of roaming savages. The Elders welcome the Doctor, greeting him as “The Traveller from Beyond Time” and revealing they have admired his exploits from afar and predicted that he would soon be arriving here. Their leader Jano showers the Doctor and his companions with compliments and gifts, reinforcing the idyllic nature of the society of the Elders. However, the Doctor becomes suspicious of the Elders’ seemingly perfect civilisation, but it is Dodo who finds the secret.

The Savages can be purchased as a download from

https://mobile.audible.co.uk/productDetail.htm?asin=B004F3VIIG&s=s

The Omega Factor

This audiobook of the novel by Jack Gerson was released by Big Finish in September 2014. It was read by Louise Jameson and directed by Neil Gardner. It is based on the BBC television series of the same name.

The Omega Factor: the end of scientific knowledge. And beyond.

This is the remit of Department Seven, a secret government unit established to explore the paranormal. But can such supernatural powers ever be controlled?

Journalist Tom Crane is having nightmares. Researching a series on the occult for his Sunday newspaper, he disturbs dark forces that change his life forever. Beset by inexplicable and terrifying events, Crane becomes entangled with Dr Anne Reynolds and the affairs of Department Seven.

As occult powers range against him, he must unlock the potential of his own mind to survive.

Together, Tom Crane and Department Seven must confront… The Omega Factor.

The Omega Factor can be purchased on CD or download here

http://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/the-omega-factor—audiobook-of-novel-1074

Paul Temple: The Conrad Case

This serial, written by Francis Durbridge, was first broadcast by BBC Radio in 1959.

It stars Peter Coke as Paul Temple and Marjorie Westbury as Steve.

The story involves Dr Conrad’s daughter Betty, who has disappeared from her finishing school in Bavaria. Paul is invited by the police to go over there to help trace the missing girl. Initially, though, even he is baffled, since the only clue to the mystery is an unusual cocktail stick found in her bedroom. Can Paul work it out?

Paul Temple and the Conrad Case can be purchased as a download from

https://mobile.audible.co.uk/productDetail.htm?asin=B004F3JDNI&s=s

It is also repeated regularly on BBC Radio 4 Extra.