BBC – Doctor Who and the Invasion from Space


Peter Purves reads two vintage stories, first published in the 1960s, featuring the First Doctor.

First published as an illustrated book in the 1960s and now a collectors item, Doctor Who and the Invasion from Space sees the Doctor land in the futuristic world of The One. Along with the Mortimer family, whom he rescued from the Great Fire of London, he finds himself recruited to lead a galactic invasion from Andromeda – with the TARDIS instrumental in the plan!

In Ten Fathom Pirates, a story from The Doctor Who Annual 1967, the Doctor encounters underwater raiders on a distant planet. Forced to accompany them on a mission to find parts for the TARDIS, he must use all his wits and ingenuity if he is ever to escape their company.

Peter Purves, who played the First Doctors companion Steven Taylor in the BBC TV series, reads two stories brimming with the charm and naivety of a bygone age.

World Distributors’ Doctor Who Annuals were originally published from 1965 to 1986, a highlight of the year for fans of the programme, featuring text stories and comic strips based on the TV series.

Stories taken from Doctor Who and the Invasion from Space and The Doctor Who Annual 1967, first published in 1966 by World Distributors Ltd. Text BBC 1966.

Readings produced by Neil Gardner

Sound design by David Darlington

TARDIS sound effect composed by Brian Hodgson

Executive Producer: Michael Stevens

(P) & 2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd t/as BBC Studios

Text BBC 1966

Cover images BBC Studios 2018

Cover design by Minty Design

Author: BBC
Narrator: Peter Purves
Duration: 2 hours 2 minutes
Released: 18 Apr 2010
Publisher: BBC Digital Audio
Language: English

User Review:

bombing integral

The Doctor and his friends have adventures in the fairytale Aladin. This is a tale for all the people who like it when fairy tales come alive. As a bonus the Doctor’s Scarf after all these years comes alive and speaks. A very impressive tale. I can hardly wait to hear the rest of series.