Doctor Who: The War Machines: 1st Doctor Novelisation
Date: March 2019
Duration: 4 hours 0 minutes
Michael Cochrane reads this novelisation of a classic TV adventure featuring the First Doctor.
The TARDIS materialises outside the Post Office Tower in London, 1966. The Doctor senses a powerful and evil force, which he and the ever-curious Dodo track down to scientist Professor Brett and WOTAN, his revolutionary new computer.
Designed as a universal problem solver, WOTAN has suddenly begun to think for itself and has formulated a deadly plan. Using its phenomenal power it will programme humans to build mobile fighting computers, and with these indestructible war machines WOTAN will take over the world.
With the help of Dodo, Sir Charles Summers, and new friends Ben and Polly, the Doctor must find a way to prevent a global catastrophe.
Michael Cochrane, who has played several roles in the BBC TV series, reads Ian Stuart Black’s novelisation of his original 1966 serial starring William Hartnell as the Doctor.
(P) & © 2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd t/as BBC Studios
Novelisation copyright © Ian Stuart Black1988
Original script copyright © Ian Stuart Black 1966
Reading produced by Neil Gardner
Recorded at Ladbroke Audio Ltd
Sound design by Simon Power for Meon Productions
Executive producer: Michael Stevens
TARDIS sound effect composed by Brian Hodgson
Cover illustration by Alister Pearson