Bigfinish wasn’t the first audio company to produce professional Doctor Who Audio Dramas. The BBC got there first expanding the on screen adventures on its radio platforms. The Doctor? has also had a long career as a radio star – and, come April 2011, AudioGO will celebrate his escapades on the airwaves with the release of Doctor Who: The BBC Radio Episodes. It contains all four of the Doctor’s full-cast BBC radio dramas, plus the 1976 made-for-LP audio adventure Doctor Who and the Pescatons and the 1994 spoof documentary Whatever Happened to… Susan? Here’s the radio run-down:
The Paradise of Death (1993)
When a horrific death occurs at Space World theme park, the Brigadier (the late great Nicholas Courtney) and UNIT are called in – accompanied by the Third Doctor (Jon Pertwee) and Sarah Jane Smith (Elisabeth Sladen).
The Ghosts of N-Space (1996)
The Brigadier’s great-uncle Mario seems unsurprised by the spectres that haunt his ancient Sicilian castle. But when the Third Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith come to investigate, they finds themselves in great danger…
Doctor Who and the Pescatons (1976)
The TARDIS’s arrival on a lonely beach at night marks the beginning of a terrifying adventure on present-day Earth for the Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker) and Sarah Jane.
Exploration Earth (1976)
The Fourth Doctor takes Sarah Jane back in time to witness the Earth’s development: only to find that the existence of Mankind itself is in danger!
Whatever Happened To… Susan? (1994)
A tongue-in-cheek look at how Susan’s life might have turned out after her adventures with the Doctor. Featuring Jane Asher as Susan.
The TARDIS materialises in the service ducting of the Vipod Mor, a huge craft floating in deep space. The Sixth Doctor (Colin Baker) and Peri (Nicola Bryant) find something nasty lurking there, and the past and future history of the entire Universe is at risk…
Format: 9 CDs
Duration: 9 hours 10 mins approx
CD SRP: ?60.00
CD ISBN: 9781408467565 Release Date: 07 April 2011
Available from www.audiogo.co.uk and all good audio retailers