Louise Jameson reads this novelisation of a classic TV adventure for the Fourth Doctor, as played on TV by Tom Baker.
"The Fendahl is death," said the Doctor. "How do you kill death itself?"
In present day England, a group of scientists are intent on analysing an impossibly ancient skull. But when the ultra-modern technology of their Time Scanner combines with the ancient evil of Fetch Wood, it brings to life a terror that has lain hidden for twelve million years.
Arriving in the TARDIS, the Doctor and Leela must fight to destroy the Fendahl, a recreated menace that threatens to devour all life in the galaxy.
Louise Jameson, who played Leela in the BBC TV series, reads this classic novelisation of Chris Boucher's 1977 serial.
Reading produced by Neil Gardner
Sound design by Simon Power
Executive producer: Michael Stevens
About the Author
Terrance Dicks became Script Editor of Doctor Who in 1968, co-writing Patrick Troughton’s classic final serial, The War Games, and editing the show throughout the entire Jon Pertwee era to 1974. He wrote many iconic episodes and serials for the show after, including Tom Baker's first episode as the Fourth Doctor, Robot; Horror at Fang Rock in 1977; State of Decay in 1980; and the 20th anniversary special, The Five Doctors in 1983. Terrance novelised over sixty of the original Doctor Who stories for Target books, including classics like Doctor Who and the Abominable Snowmen and Doctor Who and the Auton Invasion, inspiring a generation of children to become readers and writers. He died in August 2019, only weeks before the publication of his final Doctor Who short story, ‘Save Yourself’, in The Target Storybook.
Louise Jameson (Reader)
An award-winning actress and director, Louise Jameson is best known to Doctor Who fans as Leela, Warrior of the Sevateem and companion to the Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker). Among her many other TV appearances are The Omega Factor, Tenko, Bergerac, EastEnders and Doc Martin. She has numerous theatre credits including Absurd Person Singular and A Murder is Announced, and has performed on stage with both the National and Royal Shakespeare Companies.