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July 2011



Doctor Who and the Daleks - (Target Reprint)

BBC Books

By David Whitaker - Introduction by Neil Gaiman

1st Doctor

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Released:
  7th July 2011

 


The mysterious Doctor and his granddaughter Susan are joined by unwilling adventurers Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright in an epic struggle for survival on an alien planet

In a vast metal city they disc over the survivors of a terrible nuclear war – the Daleks. Held captive in the deepest levels of the city, can the Doctor and his new companions stop the Daleks’ plan to totally exterminate their mortal enemies, the peace-loving Thals? More importantly, even if they can escape from the Daleks, will Ian and Barbara ever see their home planet Earth again?

This novel is based on the second Doctor Who story which was originally broadcast from 21 December 1963 – 1 February 1964. Featuring the First Doctor as played by William Hartnell, and his companions Susan, Ian and Barbara.






Doctor Who and the Crusaders - (Target Reprint)

BBC Books

By David Whitaker - Introduction by Charlie Higson

1st Doctor

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Released:
  7th July 2011

 


Arriving in the Holy Land in the middle of the Third Crusade, the Doctor and his companions run straight into trouble. The Doctor and Vicki befriend Richard the Lionheart, but must survive the cut-throat politics of the English court. Even with the king on their side, they find they have made powerful enemies.

Looking for Barbara, Ian is ambushed – staked out in the sand and daubed with honey so that the ants will eat him. With Ian unable to help, Barbara is captured by the cruel warlord El Akir. Even if Ian escapes and rescues her, will they ever see the Doctor, Vicki and the TARDIS again?

This novel is based on a Doctor Who story which was originally broadcast from 27 March – 17 April 1965. Featuring the First Doctor as played by William Hartnell, and his companions Ian, Barbara, and Vicki.






Doctor Who and the Cybermen - (Target Reprint)

BBC Books

By Gerry Davis - Introduction by Gareth Roberts

2nd Doctor

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Released:
  7th July 2011

 


In 2070, the Earth’s weather is controlled from a base on the moon. But when the Doctor and his friends arrive, all is not well. They discover unexplained drops of air pressure, minor problems with the weather control systems, and an outbreak of a mysterious plague.

With Jamie injured, and members of the crew going missing, the Doctor realises that the moonbase is under attack. Some malevolent force is infecting the crew and sabotaging the systems as a prelude to an invasion of Earth. And the Doctor thinks he knows who is behind it: the Cybermen.

This novel is based on ‘The Moonbase’, a Doctor Who story which was originally broadcast from 11 February–4 March 1967. Featuring the Second Doctor as played by Patrick Troughton, and his companions Polly, Ben and Jamie.






Doctor Who and the Abominable Snowmen - (Target Reprint)

BBC Books

By Terrance Dicks - Introduction by Stephen Baxter

2nd Doctor

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Released:
  7th July 2011

 


The Doctor has been to Det-Sen Monastery before, and expects the welcome of a life time. But the monastery is a very different place from when the Doctor last came. Fearing at attack at any moment by the legendary Yeti, the monks are prepared to defend themselves, and see the Doctor as a threat.

The Doctor and his friends join forces with Travers, an English explorer out to prove the existence of the elusive abominable snowmen. But they soon discover that these Yeti are not the timid animals that Travers seeks. They are the unstoppable servants of an alien Intelligence.

This novel is based on a Doctor Who story which was originally broadcast from 30 September – 4 November 1967. Featuring the Second Doctor as played by Patrick Troughton, and his companions Jamie and Victoria.






Doctor Who and the Auton Invasion - (Target Reprint)

BBC Books

By Terrance Dicks - Introduction by Russell T. Davies

3rd Doctor

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Released:
  7th July 2011

 


Put on trial by the Time Lords, and found guilty of interfering in the affairs of other worlds, the Doctor is exiled to Earth in the 20th century, his appearance once again changed. His arrival coincides with a meteorite shower. But t hese are no ordinary meteorites.

The Nestene Consciousness has begun its first attempt to invade Earth using killer Autons and deadly shop window dummies. Only the Doctor and UNIT can stop the attack. But the Doctor is recovering in hospital, and his old friend the Brigadier doesn’t even recognise him. Can the Doctor recover and win UNIT’s trust before the invasion begins?

This novel is based on ‘Spearhead from Space’, a Doctor Who story which was originally broadcast from 3 – 24 January 1970. Featuring the Third Doctor as played by Jon Pertwee, and his companion Liz Shaw and the UNIT organisation commanded by Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart.






Doctor Who and the Cave Monsters - (Target Reprint)

BBC Books

By Malcolm Hulke - Introduction by Terrance Dicks

3rd Doctor

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Released:
  7th July 2011

 


UNIT are called in to investigate security at a secret research centre buried under Wenley Moor. Unknown to the Doctor and his colleagues, the work at the centre has woken a group of Silurians – intelligent reptiles that used to be the dominant life form on Earth in prehistoric times.

Now they have woken, the Silurians are appalled to find ‘their’ planet populated by upstart apes. The Doctor hopes to negotiate a peace deal, but there are those on both sides who cannot bear the thought of humans and Silurians living together. As UNIT soldiers enters the cave systems, and the Silurians unleash a deadly plague that could wipe out the human race, the battle for planet Earth begins.

This novel is based on ‘The Silurians’, a Doctor Who story which was originally broadcast from 31 January – 14 March 1970. Featuring the Third Doctor as played by Jon Pertwee, and his companion Liz Shaw and the UNIT organisation commanded by Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart.









Paradise Towers

BBC DVD / 2|Entertain

7th Doctor

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Released:  18th July 2011

 


Mel wants to go swimming and, as the TARDIS pool has been jettisoned due to a leak, Paradise Towers seems to fit the bill. However, when she and the Doctor arrive, instead of the bright squares and charming cloisters the brochure promised, they find dark, rat-infested corridors full of uncontrollable cleaning machines, undisciplined street gangs and over-worked and belligerent caretakers. Some of the residents seem to be disappearing in mysterious circumstances, too.

What has caused such terrible decay? How could such perfect accommodation have become so rundown and dangerous? And why do the street-wise Kangs, apathetic caretakers, sinister Rezzies and Pex – the self-appointed warrior who puts the world of Paradise Towers to rights – all fear whatever terrible force dwells in the basement? Only the unpredictable Chief Caretaker knows what is down there – and the real secret behind the disappearances…

Special Features:

Commentary – with actress Judy Cornwell, writer Stephen Wyatt, special sounds supervisor Dick Mills and moderated by Mark Ayres.
Horror on the High Rise – Doctor Who composer Mark Ayres presents a look at the making of Paradise Towers. With actors Richard Briers, Howard Cooke and Catherine Cusack, writer Stephen Wyatt, script editor Andrew Cartmel, original score composer David Snell and replacement score composer Keff McCulloch.
Deleted and Extended Scenes – deleted and extended scenes from the first edit of the story.
Continuity – continuity announcements from the story’s original transmission.
Girls! Girls! Girls! – The Eighties – three actresses who played companions in the 1980s – Sophie Aldred, Janet Fielding and Sarah Sutton – discuss the trials and tribulations of being a Doctor Who girl. Introduced by Peter Purves.
Casting Sylvester – Jigsaw producer Clive Doig explains his relationship with Sylvester McCoy and his role in the actor’s casting as the Seventh Doctor.
Photo Gallery – production, design and publicity photos from the story.
Coming Soon – a trailer for a forthcoming DVD release.
Radio Times Listings in Adobe PDF format.
Programme subtitles.
Subtitle Production Notes.








The Gunfighters

Region 1 (USA / Canada)
BBC DVD / 2|Entertain

1st Doctor

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Released:  12th July 2011

 


Tombstone, Arizona, 1881. The air is filled with the sounds of shooting, cussing, and toe-tapping tunes knocked out on the battered piano at the Last Chance Saloon. And then there is something less familiar: the wheezing, groaning sound of a Police Box materializing.

The Doctor and his companions aren't the only newcomers in town. The Clanton brothers have ridden in to settle a grudge with Doc Holliday, the notorious gambler, drinker, and dentist. In the Wild West, tempers are short, guns are swift, and a moment's hesitation on the draw can mean death.

Special Features:

• Audio Commentary
• The End of the Line
• Tomorrow's Times
• Photo Gallery
• PDF materials: Radio Times Listings
• Production Notes Subtitle Option







The Awakening

Region 1 (USA / Canada)
BBC DVD / 2|Entertain

5th Doctor

RRP: $14.98 (USA) / RRP: $15.98 (Canada) - Compare Prices at CompareTheDalek.com

Released:  12th July 2011

 


Little Hodcombe, 1984. The Doctor, Tegan and Turlough arrive in a small English village, looking forward to spending some time with Tegan .js" type="text/javascript"> 's grandfather. They soon discover that all is not well - Tegan's grandfather is missing and the locals are reenacting dangerous war games from 1643.

With the past mixed up with the present, can the Doctor stop the games before an evil entity hidden in the village church awakens?

Special Features:

• Audio Commentary
• Return to Little Hodcombe
• Making the Malus
• Now and Then
• Extended and deleted scene s
• The Golden Egg Awards
• Photo Gallery (8 mins)
• PDF materials: Radio Times Listings
• Production Note Subtitles
• Digitally remastered picture and sound quality










The Eye of the Jungle

BBC Audio / AudioGO

11th Doctor

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Released:
  7th July 2011

 


The 11th Doctor, Amy and Rory find themselves embroiled in an adventure in the Amazon Rainforest, in this exciting original story.

It’s the early 1800s, and a pioneering naturalist is keen to capture a jaguar for London’s new zoological gardens. But soon the hunter has become the hunted, and a far higher grade of species has plans to prey on the human race...







6.01 - The Companion Chronicles - Tales From The Vault

Big Finish Productions

Grace Holloway, Chang Lee, Jo Grant, Zoe Heriot, Steven Taylor, Romana I
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Released:
  31st July 2011

 


Welcome to The Vault – jokingly known as 'The Museum of Terrors' – a high security establishment where UNIT keeps all of its alien artifacts.

New recruit Warrant Officer Charlie Sato is given a guided tour by Captain Ruth Matheson, and the archive reveals some dark secrets. An army jacket, a painting, crystal and a wax cylinder all hold a grave significance, and their stories are told by the Doctor's companions: Steven Taylor, Zoe Heriot, Jo Grant and Romana…








 

Page Last Updated: 1/8/2011

July 2011



Doctor Who and the Daleks (Paperback - Target Reprint)
BBC Books

(1st Doctor)

Doctor Who and the Crusaders (Paperback - Target Reprint)
BBC Books

(1st Doctor)

Doctor Who and the Cybermen (Paperback - Target Reprint)
BBC Books

(2nd Doctor)

Doctor Who and the Abominable Snowmen
(Paperback - Target Reprint)

BBC Books

(2nd Doctor)

Doctor Who and the Auton Invasion (Paperback - Target Reprint)
BBC Books

(3rd Doctor)

Doctor Who and the Cave Monsters (Paperback - Target Reprint)
BBC Books

(3rd Doctor)




Paradise Towers

BBC DVD / 2|Entertain

(7th Doctor)

The Gunfighters
Region 1 (USA / Canada)

BBC DVD / 2|Entertain

(1st Doctor)

The Awakening
Region 1 (USA / Canada)

BBC DVD / 2|Entertain

(5th Doctor)




The Eye of the Jungle
BBC Audio / AudioGO

(11th Doctor)

6.01 - The Companion Chronicles
Tales From The Vault

Big Finish Productions
(Various Companions)




No releases confirmed this month.


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