Doctor Who: Adventures in History

  • by Donald Cotton, John Lucarotti, Gerry Davis
  • Narrated by William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, full cast
  • 4 hrs and 56 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

This great collection contains the soundtracks of three television adventures in which the Doctor and friends travel back in Time and get caught up in events in history.The three stories (The Myth Makers, The Massacre, and The Highlanders) find the TARDIS in Ancient Greece, 16th Century France, and 18th Century Scotland.William Hartnell stars as the Doctor in The Myth Makers and The Massacre, whilst Patrick Troughton steps into the role for The Highlanders. Linking narration is provided by Peter Purves and Frazer Hines.

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Good Who

I read another review saying how horrible this audiobook is. I completely disagree. This isn't an audiobook in that somebody is reading a book. It is an actual sound recording of THREE lost Dr. Who episodes with linking narration on each to help to explain what is happening and for a Dr. Who fan this is a must. The telesnap reconstructions give me headache, this I can listen to my car or any place and get a feel for what the episode was like without the headache. On the plus side I'm saved the poor quality sets and am able to create my own. Until the video/film records of the lost episodes are found (if they ever are) this is so far the best way to enjoy them.
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- Derek

Classic Who Stories

A number of the older Doctor Who stories have been more-or-less lost to time, with there being no known complete copy of the video available (having been aired before either VCRs or re-runs were yet invented). Thankfully, those stories do at least have the audio recordings still remaining. This collection covers three such stories.

The Myth Makers is a First Doctor (Hartnell) story taking place in ancient Greece
The Massacre [of St. Bartholomew's Eve] is a First Doctor (Hartnell) story taking place in 16th-century France
The Highlanders is a Second Doctor (Troughton) story taking place in the 18th-century Scottish highlands

These stories are important pieces of Doctor Who history, with companions joining or leaving the Doctor. It's too bad the video isn't completely available, but the linking narration does a great job of keeping the audience engaged in what's occurring onscreen.
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- Jonathan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-19-2005
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited