Doctor Who

  • by John Lucarotti
  • Narrated by William Hartnell, full cast
  • 1 hrs and 40 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

The TARDIS lands in Paris in 1572 at the time of the massacre of the French Protestants at the hands of the Catholic Queen Mother, Catherine de Medici. Worryingly for the TARDIS crew, it appears that the hated Catholic dignitary the Abbot of Amboise is a dead ringer for the Doctor himself.... This is a four-part Doctor Who story from 1966, wiped from the BBC Archives, which exists on soundtrack only. Peter Purves supplies added narration to the story. The episodes have not been seen for more than thirty years, and given that they no longer exist in visual form, they are now audio exclusives. The Doctor is played by William Hartnell.

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Some Details Missing, But Overall- Average

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Most of my friends are not Doctor Who fans. Those who are, are from the newest revival of the series. I would only recommend this to a die hard fans of the entire series.

This audiobook is taken from the audio track of the TV series with a narrator filling in a few details that are lost without video. A few more details would have made this story more complete. Don't get me wrong, I still enjoyed it, but I am glad I didn't spend a lot on it.


What aspect of William Hartnell and full cast ???s performance would you have changed?

The cast performance was fine. It would have made more sense with better narration.


Do you think Doctor Who needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

This question needs makes no sense sense the Doctor Who series has countless audio and paper books, comic books, it's own magazine and the longest running sci-fi series ever.


Any additional comments?

Die hard Whovian's, this audiobook is for you. Never heard of Doctor Who or not sure what the series is about...this isn't a good starting point.

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- Robert

History at its worst.

You think after the Doctor and Steven defeated the Daleks in the last story, they would get a little break. A nice holiday in Paris maybe, not if past adventures were to go by. As the title says, there's going to be a massacre. Parodist Ants vs Catholics never a happy event. Are heroes are in the thick of it. The Doctor vanishes after the first episode and doesn't appear into last. Steven is left to fend for himself for most of story. To add to confusion their is a Doctor look like who is a bad guy. William Hartnell getting a chance to play someone else for awhile. No happy ending in this story. Well they do add a new companion in the last 5 minutes of the show. The schoolgirl Dodo. Good luck kid.
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- Chris Coyne

Book Details

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