John Lucarotti, David Whitaker, Dennis Spooner, Donald Cotton, William Emms – Doctor Who: The Lost TV Episodes Collection One 1964-1965

Five thrilling soundtrack adventures from the early days of Doctor Who, featuring serials lost from the TV archive.

The pictures may be lost, but each of these stories survives as a soundtrack recording. Remastered, and with additional linking narration, they can be enjoyed once more.

In ‘Marco Polo’, the famous Venetian explorer plans to give the TARDIS to Kublai Khan – unless the Doctor and his companions can stop him.

In ‘The Reign of Terror’, the Doctor, Ian, Barbara and Susan are caught up in the bloody events of the French Revolution.

In ‘The Crusade’, the TARDIS materialises in the middle of a 12th-century holy war between Richard the Lionheart and the Saracen Saladin.

In ‘Galaxy 4’, the Doctor, Steven and Vicki meet the Drahvins and the Rills on a planet just one day away from destruction.

In ‘The Myth Makers’, the Doctor is hailed as the Greek god Zeus and forced to help defeat the Trojans. He forms the idea of a wooden horse….

Special linking narration is provided by William Russell, Carole Ann Ford and Peter Purves, who also recall their time making the original episodes in a series of bonus interviews.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

Author: John Lucarotti, David Whitaker, Dennis Spooner, Donald Cotton, William Emms
Narrator: William Russell, Peter Purves, William Hartnell, full cast, Carole Ann Ford
Duration: 11 hrs
Released: 19 Jul 2003
Publisher: BBC Digital Audio
Language: English

User Review:

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Almost ten years ago, this was one of Tom Baker’s early “audio” returns to the character of The Fourth Doctor with what turned into a three part series – “Hornet’s Nest”, “Demon Quest”, and “Serpent Quest”. Eventually these were collected into “The Nest Cottage Chronicles” in 2015, but oddly enough this didn’t get the all important Audible Release until April 2019.

Content is about 16 hours 37 minutes with another hour of “extras”.
Basic Cast is Tom Baker (of course!) and Susan Jameson as Mrs Wibbsey, with Richard Franklin (who played Capt. Mike Yates of U.N.I.T.) Also in the final two episodes of Serpent Quest, David Troughton plays the role of “The 2nd Doctor” which allows for a little Dueling Doctors Humor (sort of.. ..spoilers).
Downloads are One Big File (17h 37m) or Two Files broken into (14h 38m) and (2h 58m).
Also comes with a 31 page PDF document which contains scans of the CD inserts – front cover, rear, etc.
Depending on how you access the file (Mobile device, Itunes, Cloud Player) there are 25 chapters in this release:

Part I: Hornet’s Nest
Chapter 01: Stuff of Nightmares
Chapter 02: Dead Shoes
Chapter 03: Circus of Doom
Chapter 04: String in the Tale
Chapter 05: Hive of Horror

Part II: Demon Quest
Chapter 06: Relics of Time
Chapter 07: Demon of Paris
Chapter 08: Shard of Ice
Chapter 09: Starfall
Chapter 10: Sepulchre

Part III: Serpent Crest
Chapter 11: Tsar Wars
Chapter 12: Broken Crown
Chapter 13: Aladdin Time
Chapter 14: Hexford Invasion
Chapter 15: Survivors in Space

Part IV-ish: Extras/Bonus Content (one hour)
Chapters 16-25: Extras, with Chapter 24 being a twenty-two minute interview with Tom Baker.

Description? It’s Tom Baker returning to his role as The Fourth Doctor with over SIXTEEN HOURS of content. Does more need to even be said? It’s like the classic series, only what the classic series SHOULD have been. It’s entertaining, it’s fun, and overall it’s well worth the purchase. I’ve have had this for years, but the CDs are tired-and-worn (or missing). Can now get the whole thing again for just One Credit and never need to worry about scratching or misplacing the discs.

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