Doctor Who: Shakedown

  • by Terrance Dicks
  • Narrated by Dan Starkey
  • 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

An unabridged reading of this original novel featuring the Seventh Doctor, as played on TV by Sylvester McCoy.
For thousands of years the Sontarans and the Rutans have fought a brutal war across the galaxy. Now the Sontarans have a secret plan to destroy the Rutan race - a secret plan the Doctor is racing against time to uncover.
Only one Rutan spy knows the Sontarans' plan. As he is chased through the galaxy in a desperate bid for his life, he reaches the planet Sentarion - where Professor Bernice Summerfield's research into the history of the Sontaran-Rutan war is turning into an explosive reality....
Duration: eight hours approx.

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Dan Starkey shines as narrator

The story itself is an oddity. Terrance Dicks wrote Shakedown as a screenplay, which was one of those cheap direct to video jobs done before the reboot of Doctor Who. They didn't have permission to use any characters from the show, and they had to change the appearance of the Sontarans to escape being sued. Dicks took this story and threw it right in the middle of a 7th Doctor story, so basically the middle of the book doesn't have the Doctor or any companions. Oddly, the story doesn't suffer much from this, even though it's glaringly obvious. Luckily, the listener is distracted by Starkey's performance, with wonderful voices (especially the Sontarans...naturally!).
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- Stephen W Osborne

Terrance Dicks great classic doctor who writer.

Great story loved to hear the old school format of doctor who. Decent character developed good action wonderful narration.
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- Christina L Fruge

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-05-2016
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Ltd