March 04, 2021
For fans of audio, you can also get four of the upcoming Target novels in audio form. Hear an extract of each of the adventures below.
These four adventures carry on the popular Target novel range of Doctor Who adventures – including for the first time, an adventure for the Thirteenth Doctor!
Sophie Aldred reads a novelisation of an epic historical adventure for the Thirteenth Doctor and the Fam.
‘I am an expert on witchcraft, Doctor, but I wish to learn more. Before you die, I want answers.’
The TARDIS lands in the Lancashire village of Bilehurst Cragg in the 17th Century, and the Doctor, Ryan, Graham and Yaz soon become embroiled in a witch trial run by the local landowner. Fear stalks the land, and the arrival of King James I only serves to intensify the witch hunt.
But the Doctor soon realises there is something more sinister than paranoia and superstition at work. Tendrils of living mud stir in the ground, and the dead lurch back to horrifying life as an evil alien presence begins to revive.
The Doctor and her friends must save not only the people of Bilehurst Cragg from the wakening forces, but the entire world.
Catrin Stewart who played Jenny in the BBC TV series, is joined by Dan Starkey as Strax in a reading of The Crimson Horror - an action-packed adventure for the Eleventh Doctor and Clara.
‘We must get to the bottom of this dark and queer business, no matter what the cost!’
Something ghastly is afoot in Victorian Yorkshire. Something that kills. Bodies are washing up in the canal, their skin a waxy, glowing red… But just what is this crimson horror?
Madam Vastra, Jenny and Strax are despatched to investigate the mystery. Strangely reluctant to assist their enquiries is Mrs Winifred Gillyflower, matriarch of ‘Sweetville’, a seemingly utopian workers’ community.
Why do all roads lead to the team's old friends, Clara and the Doctor? Who is Mrs Gillyflower's mysterious silent partner, Mr Sweet? And will the motley gang be in time to defeat the mysterious power that threatens all the world with its poison?
Nicholas Briggs, who voices the Daleks in the BBC TV series, reads a novelisation of Dalek a thrilling adventure for the Ninth Doctor and Rose.
‘The entire Dalek race, wiped out in one second. I watched it happen. I made it happen!’
The Doctor and Rose arrive in an underground vault in Utah in the near future. The vault is filled with alien artefacts. Its billionaire owner, Henry van Statten, even has possession of a living alien creature, a mechanical monster in chains that he has named a Metaltron.
Seeking to help the Metaltron, the Doctor is appalled to find it is in fact a Dalek – one that has survived the horrors of the Time War, just as he has. And as the Dalek breaks loose, the Doctor is brought back to the brutality and desperation of his darkest hours spent fighting the creatures of Skaro… this time with the Earth as their battlefield.
Dan Starkey reads the novelisation of the first adventure of the Eighth Doctor
‘Who am I…? WHO AM I?’
It's December 1999, and strange things are happening as the new millennium nears. A British police box appears from nowhere in San Francisco’s Chinatown, and the mysterious man inside it is shot down in the street. Despite the best efforts of Dr Grace Holloway, the man dies and another stranger appears, claiming to be the same person in a different body: a wanderer in time and space known only as the Doctor.
But the Doctor is not the only alien in San Francisco. His deadly adversary, the Master, is murdering his way through the city and has taken control of the TARDIS. The Master is desperate to take the Doctor’s newly regenerated body for himself, and if the Doctor does not capitulate, it will literally cost him the Earth… and every last life on it.
All of these audio adventures are available on the same day as the paperbacks are published, the 11th March 2021.