Jon Culshaw reads this exciting classic novelisation of a Fourth Doctor TV adventure, featuring the first appearance of the Daleks' creator, Davros.
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The place: Skaro
Time: The Birth of the Daleks
After a thousand years of futile war against the Thals, the scientist Davros has perfected the physical form that will carry his race into eternity: the dreaded Dalek. Without feeling, conscience or pity, the Dalek is programmed to exterminate all lifeforms it deems inferior.
At the command of the Time Lords, the Doctor, Sarah and Harry travel back through time in an effort to totally destroy this terrible menace of the future. But as events spiral out of control in horrific ways, it becomes clear that even the Doctor cannot always win...
Jon Culshaw reads Terrance Dicks's complete and unabridged novelisation, based upon the 1975 TV serial by Terry Nation, first published by Target Books in 1976. Duration: 4 hours approx.
Terrance Dicks was born in East Ham, London in 1935. His first writing jobs in radio and television included scripting episodes of Crossroads and The Avengers. In 1969 he became the script editor for Doctor Who, and went on to become one of the most influential figures in the series' history. He wrote over fifty novelisations for the Target Books range, as well as two spin-off stage plays and several television scripts. He remains one of the most prolific authors of children's fiction. Philip Martin Philip Martin is an English television screenwriter. His early work included regular series such as Z-Cars in the late 1960s/early 1970s, but his most famous work is the postmodern television series Gangsters. His later work includes Tandoori Nights (1985), Star Cops (1987), Virtual Murder (1992), several episodes of Hetty Wainthropp Investigates and Luifel & Luifel (2001). He wrote the Doctor Who serials Vengeance on Varos (1985) and The Trial of a Time Lord: Mindwarp (1986).Gary Russell (born 18 September 1963 in Maidenhead, Berkshire) is a freelance writer, producer and former child actor. As a writer, he is best known for his work in connection with the television series Doctor Who and its spin-offs in other media. Gary Russell is a freelance writer, producer and former child actor. As a writer, he is best known for his work in connection with the television series Doctor Who and its spin-offs in other media.