March 11, 2020
Six First and Second Doctor stories are remastered as soundtrack recordings, we return to Peladon with the Third Doctor, plus ten Sarah Jane Smith stories are out now in one collection – all available this month from BBC Audio.
Here’s a look at what’s available to buy on CD and download from BBC Audio in March.
Jon Culshaw reads this exciting novelisation of a classic TV adventure for the Third Doctor, featuring the Ice Warriors.
Fifty years after his first visit to Peladon, the Doctor returns to find that Queen Thalira has inherited a troubled kingdom from her father.
Membership of the Galactic Federation was expected to bring peace and prosperity to the planet, but the spirit of the sacred monster Aggedor is once more spreading terror and death.
The Doctor uncovers a treacherous plot to steal the mineral wealth of Peladon and is again confronted by his old enemies - the Ice Warriors.
Jon Culshaw reads this novelisation of Brian Hayles' 1974 TV serial, which starred Jon Pertwee as the Doctor.
Six stories return as narrated TV soundtrack adventures, starring William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton as the First and Second Doctors
Absent from the TV archives, these stories survive in their entirety only as soundtrack recordings. Now remastered, with additional linking narration, you can enjoy them again with bonus interviews with Anneke Wills, and the BBC Radio 3 programme Dance of the Daleks.
In The Smugglers, the travellers have an adventure in 17th Century Cornwall with pirates and hidden treasure; in The Tenth Planet, Earth's twin planet enters the solar system and brings with it the Cybermen; in The Power of the Daleks, a new Doctor must fight the Daleks on the swamp planet Vulcan; in The Highlanders, the TARDIS arrives in Scotland after the battle of Culloden; in The Underwater Menace, it lands above the long-lost city of Atlantis; in The Moonbase, a weather control station is in the grip of plague - caused by the Cybermen.
In the bonus feature Dance of the Daleks, Matthew Sweet investigates the weird and wonderful sound world of Doctor Who.
Ten thrilling adventures for Sarah Jane and her friends, as seen on TV, read by Elisabeth Sladen, Daniel Anthony and Anjli Mohindra.
Sarah Jane Smith always finds herself in trouble. As an old friend of the Doctor she's used to encountering aliens, battling monsters and defeating evil. Along with her friends Luke, Clyde, Rani, Maria and Sky - not to mention supercomputer Mr Smith - Sarah Jane and her trusty lipstick are prepared for anything the universe throws at them.
In these amazing stories Sarah Jane finds herself investigating a private health clinic, a mysterious stone circle, some lethal alien artefacts, a strange Victorian house and a bizarre hill-carving. Then there's the camping trip that sees the friends stranded in Snowdonia, the deadly computer virus, the terrifying creatures from a world of nightmares, the steam-powered robot, and the race of aliens who think Sarah Jane is a dangerous law-breaker...
Specially written for audio, eight of the stories are read by Elisabeth Sladen (Sarah Jane), one by Daniel Anthony (Clyde) and one by Anjli Mohindra (Rani).
The Sarah Jane Adventures Audio Collection is available on Audible.
Coming in April and May 2020:
- Doctor Who: The Krotons, written by Terrance Dicks, read by Frazer Hines
- Doctor Who: The Trial of a Time Lord Collection, written by Terrance Dicks, Philip Martin, Pip and Jane Baker, and read by Lynda Bellingham, Colin Baker, Bonnie Langford, Michael Jayston
- Doctor Who and the Keeper of Traken, written by Terrance Dicks, read by Geoffrey Beevers
- Doctor Who: The Third Alien Worlds Collection, written by Ian Marter, David Fisher, Eric Saward, Stephen Wyatt, Graeme Curry, and read by Maureen O'Brien, Tom Baker, Colin Baker, Bonnie Langford, Rula Lenska