Doctor Who: Arc of Infinity
5th Doctor Novelisation
Geoffrey Beevers reads this action-packed novelisation of a classic TV adventure for the Fifth Doctor.
When the Doctor returns to Gallifrey, he learns that his bio data extract has been stolen from the Time Lords' master computer, known as the Matrix.
The extract is a detailed description of the Doctor's molecular structure which, in the wrong hands, could be exploited with disastrous effect.
The Gallifreyan High Council believe that anti-matter will be infiltrated into the Universe as a result of the theft. To avoid this, they decide the Doctor must die. But an old enemy is waiting in the wings...
Geoffrey Beevers, who played the Master in the BBC series, reads Terrance Dicks's complete and unabridged novelisation of a 1983 TV serial by Johnny Byrne.
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Cover illustration by Alister Pearson
Reading produced by Neil Gardner
Sound design by Simon Power
Executive producer: Michael Stevens
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,
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.