May 06, 2021
From new adventures to classic lost stories revived on audio, there’s something for every ear coming up! Here’s a look at what’s available to buy on CD and download from BBC Audio in May and June.
AVAILABLE IN MAY:
Alex Kingston reads her brand-new novel featuring River Song and Melody Malone, from the worlds of Doctor Who.
1939, New York. Private Eye, Melody Malone, is hired to find a stolen ruby, the Eye of Horus. The ruby might hold the secret to the location of Cleopatra's tomb - but everyone who comes into contact with it dies. Can Melody escape the ruby's curse?
1939, New York. River Song, author of the Melody Malone Mysteries, is forced to find a reality-altering weapon, the Eye of Horus - but everyone who comes into contact with it dies. River doesn't believe in curses - but is she wrong?
From the top-security confines of Stormcage to the barbarism of first-century Egypt, River battles to find the Eye of Horus before its powers are used to transform the universe. To succeed, she must team up with a most unlikely ally - her own fictional alter ego, Melody. And together they must solve another mystery: Is fiction changing into fact - or is fact changing into fiction?
Louise Jameson reads this novelisation of a classic TV adventure for the Fourth Doctor, Leela and K9.
The TARDIS materialises on a spaceship at the edge of the known universe, and the Doctor, Leela and K9 encounter a group of astronauts searching for the lost gene bank of the Minyan race.
The craft plunges into the heart of a recently formed planet, wherein the Doctor discovers an awesome secret: the descendants of a previous Minyan expedition have become enslaved to a powerul computer!
A dangerous quest leads to a confrontation with the Oracle, at the heart of a fabled crashed spaceship, the P7E.
Louise Jameson, who played Leela in the BBC TV series, reads Terrance Dicks's novelisation of a 1978 serial by Bob Baker & Dave Martin.
Six narrated TV soundtrack adventures starring Patrick Troughton as the Second Doctor - plus bonus features.
These thrilling recordings of TV episodes, largely absent from the BBC archives, have been remastered with additional linking narration by original cast members. This set also includes bonus interviews with Wendy Padbury and Frazer Hines.
In The Enemy of the World, recently returned to the film archives, the time travellers meet the Doctor's murderous double. In The Web of Fear the Doctor and friends find the London Underground tunnels overrun by Yeti! In Fury from the Deep something nasty is lurking in the gas pipelines of the North Sea.
In The Wheel in Space the Doctor and Jamie confront some old adversaries in the far future. In The Invasion the Doctor battles to prevent the Cybermen from invading present day Earth. And in The Space Pirates the TARDIS crew encounter the Interstellar Space Corps and a gang of murderous bandits.
AVAILABLE IN JUNE:
The Twelfth Doctor and Nardole feature in an imaginative original story read by Dan Starkey
“Time: the present. Place: Smalltown, USA. A town like any other. A sleepy world of white picket fences, front porch gliders and freshly-mown lawns, a Pontiac or Chevrolet in every driveway.
“But the streets are empty, with not a sound to be heard, and no-one to hear it if there was. Because this town is merely an empty stage, waiting for its players to take their parts. They’re due to make their entrance any moment now, strangers in a strange land, somewhere in that timeless space known only as The Nightmare Realm.”
It’s into this strange world of shifting sands that the TARDIS propels the Doctor and Nardole, who think they’re in 1950s suburbia until an apparent nuclear attack takes them into far darker territory, with a series of terrifying consequences…
Dan Starkey, who played the Sontaran Strax in the TV series, reads this unsettling original story by Jonathan Morris.
Geoffrey Beevers reads this action-packed novelisation of a classic TV adventure for the Fifth Doctor.
When the Doctor returns to Gallifrey, he learns that his bio data extract has been stolen from the Time Lords' master computer, known as the Matrix.
The extract is a detailed description of the Doctor's molecular structure which, in the wrong hands, could be exploited with disastrous effect.
The Gallifreyan High Council believe that anti-matter will be infiltrated into the Universe as a result of the theft. To avoid this, they decide the Doctor must die. But an old enemy is waiting in the wings...
Geoffrey Beevers, who played the Master in the BBC series, reads Terrance Dicks’s complete and unabridged novelisation of a 1983 TV serial by Johnny Byrne.
Coming in July 2021
Doctor Who: Meglos (Fourth Doctor Novelisation)
Doctor Who: The Second Master Collection (Third, Fifth & Seventh Doctor Novelisations)
Coming in August 2021
Doctor Who: Bessie Come Home (Beyond the Doctor)
Doctor Who: The Wheel in Space (Second Doctor Novelisation)