Christopher H. Bidmead – Doctor Who: Castrovalva

Peter Davison reads the first gripping adventure for the Fifth Doctor.

Still weak and confused after his fourth regeneration, the Doctor retreats to Castrovalva to recuperate. But Castrovalva is not the haven of peace and tranquillity the Doctor and his companions are seeking. Far from being able to rest quietly, the unsuspecting time-travellers are caught up once again in the evil machinations of the Master. Only an act of supreme self-sacrifice will enable them to escape the maniacal lunacy of the renegade Time Lord.

Peter Davison reads Christopher H. Bidmeads complete and unabridged novelisation, first published by Target Books in 1983.

Author: Christopher H. Bidmead
Narrator: Peter Davison
Duration: 3 hours 53 minutes
Released: 10 Mar 2003
Publisher: BBC Worldwide Ltd
Language: English

User Review:

swimmer prime

Castrovalva is certainly NOT a typical Doctor Who story! It contains twists and turns, and there is always a dark figure lurking in the background. Still it is very well written, and I would definitely recommend it to anyone. All the mathematical phraseology, evidently meant to confuse, is very well explained. The action comes on in spurts and keeps you interested until the rather bittersweet ending. All in all, this is a great Doctor Who story. The only thing I could say is that the description on is rather inaccurate.