Doctor Who and the Power of Kroll
4th Doctor Novelisation
Geoffrey Beevers reads this exciting novelisation of a classic TV adventure for the Fourth Doctor, as played on TV by Tom Baker.
The huge, octopus-like Kroll lives deep in the swamps of the humid, steamy planet Delta Three. To the native swamp-warriors, Kroll is an angry, mythical god. To the money-grabbing alien technicians, it is a threat to their profit-making scheme.
When the Doctor and Romana arrive, in search of another segment of the Key to Time, they have to face the suspicion of the lagoon dwellers, the stupidity of the technicians and, finally, the power of Kroll itself...
Geoffrey Beevers, who played the Master in the TV series, reads Terrance Dicks's novelisation of a 1978 TV adventure by Robert Holmes.
(P) 2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd
Cover illustration by Andrew Skilleter
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.