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Doctor Who: The War Machines
Doctor Who: The War Machines

Doctor Who: The War Machines

1st Doctor Novelisation


0 Pages, 5 x 5.5

Formats: CD

CD, $32.95 (US $32.95) (CA $0.01)

Publication Date: June 2019

ISBN 9781787535251

Rights: US

BBC Books (Jun 2019)
BBC Physical Audio

Not Yet Published. Estimated release date: March 2019


Michael Cochrane reads this novelisation of a classic TV adventure featuring the First Doctor.The TARDIS materialises outside the Post Office Tower in London, 1966. The Doctor senses a powerful and evil force, which he and the ever-curious Dodo track down to scientist Professor Brett and WOTAN, his revolutionary new computer.Designed as a universal problem solver, WOTAN has suddenly begun to think for itself and has formulated a deadly plan. Using its phenomenal power it will programme humans to build mobile fighting computers, and with these indestructible war machines WOTAN will take over the world. With the help of Dodo, Sir Charles Summers, and new friends Ben and Polly, the Doctor must find a way to prevent a global catastrophe.Michael Cochrane, who has played several roles in the BBC TV series, reads Ian Stuart Black’s novelisation of his original 1966 serial starring William Hartnell as the Doctor.Duration: 4 hours approx.(P) & © 2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd t/as BBC StudiosNovelisation copyright © Ian Stuart Black1988Original script copyright © Ian Stuart Black 1966Reading produced by Neil GardnerRecorded at Ladbroke Audio LtdSound design by Simon Power for Meon Productions - www.meonsound.comExecutive producer: Michael StevensTARDIS sound effect composed by Brian HodgsonCover illustration by Alister Pearson

Author Biography

Ian Stuart Black (1915–1997) was a British novelist, playwright, and screenwriter. Both his 1959 novel In the Wake of a Stranger and his 1962 novel about the Cyprus emergency, The High Bright Sun, were made into films, Black writing the screenplays in each case.