GARETH ROBERTS will be signing the Doctor Who novel, SHADA (BBC books) at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Wednesday 14th March from 6 ? 7pm.
Based on the scripts for the original television series by the legendary Douglas Adams, SHADA retells a Tom Baker era adventure of the Doctor that never made it to the screen in 1979, due to industrial action.
The Doctor’s old friend and fellow Time Lord Professor Chronotis has retired to Cambridge University – where nobody will notice if he lives for centuries. But now he needs help from the Doctor, Romana and K-9. When he left Gallifrey he took with him a few little souvenirs – most of them are harmless. But one of them is extremely dangerous.
Gareth Roberts has written a huge number of Doctor Who spin off titles and has also written scripts for the TV Series and The Sarah Jane Adventures.
In May 2011 AudioGO (formerly BBC Audiobooks) release a brand new audio novelisation of a 1978 Doctor Who TV adventure. Written specially for AudioGO by the serial’s original author, David Fisher, The Stones of Blood stars the Fourth Doctor (as played by Tom Baker) with companions Romana and K9. The audiobook features specially-composed music and sound design, and is read by Susan Engel, who played Vivien Fay in the 1978 story, with John Leeson as the voice of K9.
When the Doctor, Romana and K9 arrive on Bodcombe Moor in 20th Century Dorset, they find themselves confronted by a huge, ancient stone circle. On meeting the elderly Professor Rumford and her friend Vivien Fay, they learn the chequered history of the stones, and of the inhabitants of the nearby manor house ? currently one Leonard de Vries, leader of a druidic sect. But all is not as it seems, and soon the Doctor and his companions are enmeshed in a deadly web of deceit. Powerful creatures rampage across the moor, and the nature of a long family line is called into question. Romana is trapped by a cunning enemy, and time is running out for the Doctor and K9…
Format: Download or 4 CDs
Duration: 4 hours 30 mins