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The Darksmith Legacy - Book 4: The Depths of Despair

BBC Children's Books / Penguin Books

By Justin Richards

10th Doctor

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

Released: 26th March



The Doctor arrives in an underwater base on the planet Flydon Maxima – known locally as ‘Despair’ because hope is lost for all life there.

The scientific base has for centuries been monitoring the results of planetary warming – the slow melting of the glaciers at the south pole and subsequent rise in sea levels. Curiously their most advanced monitoring equipment was created and donated by Varlos. The Doctor is helped by a little girl called Gisella.

Why did Varlos risk coming here? What has caused the ice to crumble so rapidly now? Can the Doctor evade the rampaging Dreadbringers, and sort out the attacking sea monsters? Who is Gisella and will she and the Doctor manage to escape in the TARDIS?

Don’t miss this thrilling fourth installment of the Darksmith Legacy...

The Darksmith Legacy






Attack of the Cybermen

BBC DVD / 2|entertain

6th Doctor

RRP: £19.56 - WHOSTORE Price: £17.99 - Amazon Price: £12.98

Released: 16th March

 


Whilst narrowly avoiding a collision with Halley's Comet in the TARDIS, the Doctor and Peri encounter a distress call emanating from London, Earth in 1985. The Doctor decides to investigate...

In central London, a gang of diamond thieves, led by ex-Dalek agent Lytton, plan to enter their target building via the sewers. But once down in the darkness, things start going wrong, for lurking in the underground shadows are the Cybermen...

When the Doctor and his companion Peri are captured by the Cybermen, they are caught up in a complex scheme to dramatically alter history as the Cybermen try to prevent the destruction of their original home world, Mondas.

Special Features:

Commentary
- with actors Colin Baker, Nicola Bryant, Terry Molloy and Sarah Berger.

The Cold War - cast and crew look back at the making of the story. With actors Colin Baker, Nicola Bryant, Terry Molloy and Sarah Berger, writer Eric Saward, director Matthew Robinson, continuity advisor Ian Levine and film cameraman Godfrey Johnson. Narrated by Stephen Greif.

The Cyber Story - a brief history of the Cybermen in the classic series. With director Morris Barry, writer Eric Saward, costume designers Sandra Reid and Dinah Collins, Cyberman actor Mark Hardy, voice artiste Roy Skelton and Professor Kevin 'Human Cyborg' Warwick.

Human Cyborg - an interview with Professor Kevin Warwick, who has used himself as a human guinea pig for cybernetic implant experimentation.

The Cyber-Generations - a gallery of Cyberman through the history of the series.

Photo Gallery.

Trails and Continuity.

Isolated Score.

Coming Soon Trailer.

Easter Egg.

PDF Material.

Programme Subtitles.

Subtitle Production Notes.

Attack of the Cybermen - DVD - Released: 16/3/2009






Shining Darkness

BBC Audio

10th Doctor

RRP: £9.99 - WHOSTORE Price: £8.99 - Amazon Price: £6.84

Released: 12th March

 


For Donna Noble, the Andromeda galaxy is a long, long way from home. But even two-and-a-half-million light years from Earth, danger lurks around every corner...

A visit to an art gallery turns into a race across space to uncover the secret behind a shadowy organization.

From the desert world of Karris to the interplanetary scrapyard of Junk, the Doctor and Donna discover that appearances can be deceptive, that enemies are lurking around every corner, and that the centuries-long peace between humans and machines may be about to come to an end...because waiting in the wings to bring chaos to the galaxy is The Cult of Shining Darkness!

This is an abridged reading of a BBC Books novel featuring the Doctor and Donna (as played by David Tennant and Catherine Tate in the hit BBC One TV series).

This title is written by Mark Michalowski and read by Debbie Chazen.

Shining Darkness - Released: 12/3/2009




Ghosts of India

BBC Audio

10th Doctor

RRP: £9.99 - WHOSTORE Price: £8.99 - Amazon Price: £6.84

Released: 12th March

 


India in 1947 is a country in the grip of chaos - a country torn apart by internal strife. When the Doctor and Donna arrive in Calcutta, they are instantly swept up in violent events.

Barely escaping with their lives, they discover that the city is rife with tales of 'half-made men', who roam the streets at night and steal people away.These creatures, it is said, are as white as salt and have only shadows where their eyes should be. With help from India's great spiritual leader, Mohandas 'Mahatma' Gandhi, the Doctor and Donna set out to investigate these rumours.

What is the real truth behind the 'half-made men'? Why is Gandhi's role in history under threat? And has an ancient, all-powerful god of destruction really come back to wreak his vengeance upon the Earth?

This is an abridged reading of a BBC Books novel featuring the Doctor and Donna (as played by David Tennant and Catherine Tate in the hit BBC One TV series).

This title is written by Mark Morris and read by David Troughton.

Ghosts of India - Released: 12/3/2009




The Doctor Trap

BBC Audio

10th Doctor

RRP: £9.99 - WHOSTORE Price: £8.99 - Amazon Price: £6.84

Released: 12th March

 


Sebastiene was human...once. He might look like a nineteenth-century nobleman, but in truth he is a ruthless hunter. He likes nothing more than luring difficult opposition to a planet, then hunting them down for sport.

And now he's caught them all - from Zargregs to Moogs, and even the odd Eternal. In fact, Sebastiene is after only one more prize. For this trophy, he knows he is going to need help. He's brought together the finest hunters in the universe to play the most dangerous game for the deadliest quarry of them all.

They are hunting for the last of the Time Lords - the Doctor!

This is an abridged reading of a BBC Books novel featuring the Doctor and Donna (as played by David Tennant and Catherine Tate in the hit BBC One TV series).

This title is written by Simon Messingham and read by Russell Tovey.

The Doctor Trap - Released: 12/3/2009




Doctor Who and... The Masque of Mandragora

BBC Audio

4th Doctor

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

Released: 12th March

 


'I can tell your future,' retorted the doctor, 'and it's likely to be very short and very unpleasant unless you listen to me'.


Forced by the Mandragora Helix to land in fifteenth-century Italy, the Doctor and Sarah find themselves at the mercy of Hieronymous, court astrologer of the province of San Marino.

But Heironymous and the other members of his star-worshipping black magic cult have also been taken over by the Mandragora energy form - they will be used as a bridgehead that will enable the Mandragora Helix to conquer the Earth and rule it through their chosen servants.

This is an exciting unabridged reading, with music and sound effects.

This novelisation of a classic "Doctor Who" adventure was first published by Target Books in 1977.

Doctor Who and... The Masque of Mandragora - CD - Released: 12/3/2009



Orbis

Big Finish Productions

8th Doctor

RRP: £10.99 - Amazon Price: £7.25

Released: March 2009

 


The Doctor has fallen to his death. His companion, Lucie Miller, has returned to her life on Earth, grief-stricken. Then, one night, an alien visitor arrives at her front door and shoots her.

Could it be that Lucie’s days with the Doctor are not over? She will only find the answer on the planet Orbis. A planet where all forms of life are facing violent extinction.

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




Key 2 Time: The Chaos Pool

Big Finish Productions

5th Doctor

RRP: £14.99 - Amazon Price: £9.89

Released: March 2009

 


The ageless leader of a dying race believes that salvation lies within The Chaos Pool, a place that even the Guardians of Time have been unable to locate. Meanwhile Commander Hectocot and his Teuthoidian followers move in for the kill - again and again and again...

Two different races from opposite ends of Time - so how can they co-exist?

In their search for the final segment of the Key to Time, the Doctor and Amy become caught in the crossfire. As the end of everything approaches, old friends and enemies reveal themselves and the final battle between the forces of Chaos and Order ignites...

Between
Planet of Fire and The Caves of Androzani and after Key 2 Time: Destroyer of Delights.







 

 

 Page Last Updated: 1/4/2009





The Darksmith Legacy - Book 4:
The Depths of Despair

BBC Children's Books / Penguin Books

(10th Doctor)




Attack of the Cybermen

BBC DVD / 2|entertain

(6th Doctor)




Shining Darkness

BBC Audio

(10th Doctor)

 

Ghosts of India

BBC Audio

(10th Doctor)

 

The Doctor Trap

BBC Audio

(10th Doctor)
 

Doctor Who and...
The Masque of Mandragora

BBC Audio

(4th Doctor)

Orbis

Big Finish Productions

(8th Doctor)

Key 2 Time: The Chaos Pool

Big Finish Productions

(5th Doctor)




No releases confirmed this month.


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