Welcome to the Release Guide Archive for April 2009, here at Doctor Who Online. This is the place where you can find information on items that have been released previously.

 

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Prisoner of the Daleks

BBC Books / Random House

By Trevor Baxendale

10th Doctor

RRP: £6.99 - WHOSTORE Price: £6.99 - Amazon Price: £5.59

Released: 16th April

 

 

The Daleks are advancing, their empire constantly expanding in to Earth’s space. The Earth forces are resisting the Daleks in every way they can. But the battles rage on across countless solar systems. And now the future of our galaxy hangs in the balance…

The Doctor finds himself stranded on board a starship near the frontline with a group of ruthless bounty hunters. Earth Command will pay them for every Dalek they kill, every eye stalk they bring back as proof.

With the Doctor’s help, the bounty hunters achieve the ultimate prize: a Dalek prisoner – intact, powerless, and ready for interrogation. But where the Daleks are involved, nothing is what it seems, and no one is safe. Before long the tables will be turned, and how will the Doctor survive when he becomes a prisoner of the Daleks?





The Slitheen Excursion

BBC Books / Random House

By Simon Guerrier

10th Doctor

RRP: £6.99 - WHOSTORE Price: £6.99 - Amazon Price: £5.59

Released: 16th April

 


1500BC – King Actaeus and his subjects live in mortal fear of the awesome gods who have come to visit their kingdom in ancient Greece. Except the Doctor, visiting with university student June, knows they’re not gods at all. They’re aliens.

For the aliens, it’s the perfect holiday – they get to tour the sights of a primitive planet and even take part in local customs. Like gladiatorial games, or hunting down and killing humans who won’t be missed.

With June’s enthusiastic help, the Doctor soon meets the travel agents behind this deadly package holiday company – his old enemies the Slitheen. But can he bring the Slitheen excursion to an end without endangering more lives? And how are events in ancient Greece linked to a modern-day alien plot to destroy what’s left of the Parthenon?

 



Judgement of the Judoon

BBC Books / Random House

By Colin Brake

10th Doctor

RRP: £6.99 - WHOSTORE Price: £6.99 - Amazon Price: £5.59

Released: 16th April

 


Elvis the King Spaceport has grown into the sprawling city-state of New Memphis – an urban jungle, where organised crime is rife. But the launch of the new Terminal 13 hasn’t been as smooth as expected. And things are about to get worse...

When the Doctor arrives, he finds the whole terminal locked down. The notorious Invisible Assassin is at work again, and the Judoon troopers sent to catch him will stop at nothing to complete their mission.
With the assassin loose on the mean streets of New Memphis, the Doctor is forced into a strange alliance.

Together with teenage private eye Nikki and a ruthless Judoon Commander, the Doctor soon discovers that things are even more complicated – and dangerous – than he first thought...



The Darksmith Legacy - Book 5: The Vampire of Paris

BBC Children's Books / Penguin Books

By Stephen Cole

10th Doctor

RRP: £4.99 - WHOSTORE Price: £4.99 - Amazon Price: £3.74

Released: 30th April



The Doctor decides it’s safe to go back in time to find Varlos before he died.

From what Gisella recalls of her father’s plans, they head for Paris in 1895 where they discover a city in fear. Why will hardly anyone dare venture out after dark?

Who is stealing time from their victims? What will the Doctor do when he realises the killer is also after him?

Find out by reading the next thrilling adventure in... The Darksmith Legacy!

The Darksmith Legacy






The Cybermen Collection

BBC DVD / 2|entertain

10th Doctor

RRP: £15.65 - WHOSTORE Price: £14.99

Released: 13th April

 


Celebrate one of Doctor Who’s deadliest foes in this fantastic collector’s DVD. Featuring four stories from the new series, watch the Doctor and companions battle against the evil silver giants. Specially packaged and featuring an exclusive interview with David Tennant on this terrifying enemy.

The deadly Cybermen are part of the Doctor Who heritage. The sinister breed were first on screen in 1966 and returned in the second series of the new Doctor Who to frighten a whole new generation. Revisit the Cybermen’s return in these four thrilling adventures from the second series:

Rise of The Cyberman
On a parallel Earth, a deadly new version of the Doctor's old enemy is about to be reborn.

The Age of Steel
The Cybermen take control of London and start converting the population. While Jackie falls under Lumic's control, the Doctor, Rose and Mickey are reduced to fugitives in a world of terror. A last, desperate attack on the Cyberfactory is their only chance.

Army of Ghosts
The Doctor and Rose are drawn to the Torchwood Tower, but a mighty invasion force is ready to march.

Doomsday
As two mighty armies clash, the Doctor realises that saving the Earth might mean the death of Rose Tyler.

The Cybermen Collection - DVD - Released: 13/4/2009


Image of the Fendahl

BBC DVD / 2|entertain

4th Doctor

RRP: £19.56 - WHOSTORE Price: £17.99 - Amazon Price: £14.69

Released: 6th April

 


An ancient human skull has been discovered by archaeologists and is being used by Professor Fendelman in his Time Scanner experiments on contemporary Earth at Fetch Priory. Drawn by the operation of the Scanner, the Doctor arrives as the experiments reach a peak to witness a series of strange happenings.

By night the skull glows with a devastating power, leaving destruction in its wake. Already two people lie dead in mysterious circumstances. The Doctor is appalled. Can the Fendahl really be emerging from its twelve million year hibernation? Will the Doctor be able to prevent this deadly enemy devouring everything in its path? The very safety of the planet depends upon it...

The DVD extras are as follows:

- Commentary - With actors Tom Baker, Louise Jameson, Wanda Ventham and Edward Arthur.
- After Image - cast and crew look back at the making of the story. With actors Louise Jameson, Edward Arthur, Wanda Ventham, script editor Anthony Read, visual effects designer Colin Mapson.
- Deleted & Extended Scenes
- Trailer
- Photo Gallery
- Coming Soon
- Easter Egg
- Radio Times Listings
- Programme subtitles.
- Subtitle Production Notes

Image of the Fendahl - DVD - Released: 6/4/2009






Doctor Who and... The Cybermen

BBC Audio

2nd Doctor

RRP: £17.99 - WHOSTORE Price: £14.99 - Amazon Price: £12.32

Released: 2nd April

 


A mystery virus is wreaking havoc among the crew of the Earth's weather control station on the Moon.

While investigations into the strange disease are in progress International Space Headquarters Earth puts the entire Moon base into strict quarantine - the Doctor and his companions included!

To make matters worse, Moon base personnel inexplicably vanish and vital weather control equipment is sabotaged. Who is responsible? The Director of the base suspects the time-travellers.

The Doctor fears that the ruthlessly evil Cybermen are at work.

This is an exciting unabridged reading, with music and sound effects, and this novelisation of a classic "Doctor Who" adventure, first published by Target Books in 1974.

Doctor Who and... The Cybermen - CD - Released: 2/4/2009




Hothouse

Big Finish Productions

8th Doctor

RRP: £10.99 - Amazon Price: £7.25

Released: April 2009

 


Somewhere in the south of England stands the Hothouse. Five vast, state-of-the-art biodomes, all steel and glass. Inside, rock star turned environmental activist Alex Marlow has a plan to save the world from climate change. By any means necessary...

There's something growing inside the Hothouse. Something that could turn back humanity's tide. A voracious alien vegetable called the Krynoid. The Doctor's going to have to stop it. Stop Marlow. Stop Marlow's fanatical acolyte, Lucie Miller...

Save the world. By any means necessary.

This story takes place after the 1996 Doctor Who
TV Movie and after the Big Finish audio adventure, Orbis.




The Magic Mousetrap

Big Finish Productions

7th Doctor

RRP: £14.99 - Amazon Price: £9.89

Released: April 2009

 


Switzerland, 1926: the Doctor finds himself halfway up an Alpine mountainside, on his way to an exclusive sanatorium for the rich and famous run by the Viennese alienist Ludovic ‘Ludo’ Comfort. In between bouts of electric shock therapy, Ludo’s patients – including faded music hall turn Harry Randall, chess grandmaster Swapnil Khan and Lola Luna, darling of the Weimar cabaret scene – fill their time with endless rounds of Snap!, among other diversions.

But the Doctor soon suspects that someone’s playing an altogether more sinister game. Someone with a score to settle...







 

 

 Page Last Updated: 1/5/2009





Prisoner of the Daleks

BBC Books / Random House

(10th Doctor)

 

The Slitheen Excursion

BBC Books / Random House

(10th Doctor)

 

Judgement of the Judoon

BBC Books / Random House

(10th Doctor)
 

The Darksmith Legacy - Book 5:
The Vampire of Paris

BBC Children's Books / Penguin Books

(10th Doctor)




The Cybermen Collection

BBC DVD / 2|entertain

(10th Doctor)


Image of the Fendahl

BBC DVD / 2|entertain

(4th Doctor)




Doctor Who and...
The Cybermen

BBC Audio

(2nd Doctor)

Hothouse

Big Finish Productions

(8th Doctor)

The Magic Mousetrap

Big Finish Productions

(7th Doctor)




No releases confirmed this month.


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