Tuesday, 1 October 2013

AudioGo: October releases

AudioGo's ongoing celebration of 50 Years of Doctor Who reaches its penultimate adventure in October with the Tenth Doctor and Donna embroiled with Death's Deal. Meanwhile the Sixth Doctor's trial continues in the second part of the Target novelisations of The Trial of a Time Lord, whilst Louise Jameson takes listeners on a trip into the BBC Radio Archive to find Lost Treasures.

Destiny of the Doctor: Death's Deal (Credit: AudioGo)Destiny of the Doctor: Death's Deal
Starring Catherine Tate, with Duncan Wisbey (pre-order)

Responding to multiple maydays, the TARDIS lands on the planet of Death’s Deal, but the distress calls are old, the final echoes of terrified lost souls. This is an exotic world of lethal creatures, nicknamed ‘The Deadliest Planet in the Galaxy’, and only the brave, foolhardy or greedy would ever dare to visit.

Finding themselves stranded among a motley bunch of space-tourists, the Doctor and Donna must lead a struggle for survival against the frenzied wildlife, as they slowly realise that other members of the group have very different agendas.

And soon the Doctor learns of an even bigger threat hiding on Death’s Deal. Somewhere deep below the surface, is something that must never be unearthed.

Time is running out, and only an impossible survivor holds the key...


To be in with a chance to win one of three copies of Death's Deal courtesy of AudioGo, answer the following question:
Name a televised story where the Doctor ends up involved in an adventure after responding to a mayday call.
Send your answer to comp-deathsdeal@doctorwhonews.net with the subject line "Doctor-Donna", along with your name, address, and where you saw the competition (the news website, twitter, facebook, etc.). Only one entry per postal address will be accepted. The competition is open worldwide, and the closing date is 6th October 2013.
The Trial of a Time Lord (Volume Two) (Credit: AudioGo)The Trial Of A Time Lord (Vol 2)
Read by Bonnie Langford and Michael Jayston (pre-order)

Bonnie Langford and Michael Jayston read these thrilling novelisations of the final two adventures in 'The Trial of a Time Lord', featuring the Sixth Doctor.

Doctor Who: Terror of the Vervoids: On trial for his life, the Doctor defends himself by telling of an adventure set on board the Hyperion III space liner in his future. Answering a distress call, the Doctor and Mel arrive on the liner just as a series of grisly murders begins. Who is behind the murders? Do the enigmatic Mogarians have anything to do with them? Who sent the distress call to the TARDIS? And what hideous menace lies waiting in the Hydroponic Centre?

Doctor Who: The Ultimate Foe: While the Doctor asserts that the evidence of the Matrix, the repository of all Time Lord knowledge, has been tampered with, the mysterious and vengeful prosecuting council, the Valeyard, is confident that the Doctor will be sentenced to death. In a dramatic intervention the Valeyard's true identity is revealed but he escapes from the Courtroom into the Matrix, and it is into this nightmare world that the Doctor must follow - to face his ultimate foe...


To be in with a chance to win one of three copies of Volume Two courtesy of AudioGo, answer the following question:
What does the Key of Rassilon grant access to, as revealed in The Ultimate Foe?
Send your answer to comp-trial@doctorwhonews.net with the subject line "The catharsis of spurious morality", along with your name, address, and where you saw the competition (the news website, twitter, facebook, etc.). Only one entry per postal address will be accepted. The competition is open worldwide, and the closing date is 6th October 2013.
Doctor Who at the BBC: Lost Treasures (Credit: AudioGo)Doctor Who at the BBC: Lost Treasures
Presented by Louise Jameson (pre-order)

Louise Jameson presents a time travelling journey behind the scenes of Doctor Who. Do you remember when the Fourth Doctor called in on Pete Murray's Open House? Or when Louise Jameson was menaced by a Dalek? Do you remember June Whitfield auditioning a Dalek? If not, now's your chance to catch up! Featuring rare recordings, this collection is full of gems. There are contributions from six lead actors - Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant and Matt Smith - plus co-stars Louise Jameson, Lalla Ward, Nicholas Courtney, Karen Gillan and Jenna Coleman, and production personnel including Delia Derbyshire, Peter Howell, Pennant Roberts, Russell T Davies and Steven Moffat. There are also features on the show's theme tune; the recovery of a lost TV episode; the cancellation of Shada and the legendary Blackpool exhibition, along with clips from a radio programme broadcast live from a Doctor Who convention!


To be in with a chance to win one of three copies of Lost Treasures courtesy of AudioGo, answer the following question:
Name the character June Whitfield played when she appeared in Doctor Who
Send your answer to comp-treasures@doctorwhonews.net with the subject line "On the hunt", along with your name, address, and where you saw the competition (the news website, twitter, facebook, etc.). Only one entry per postal address will be accepted. The competition is open worldwide, and the closing date is 6th October 2013.

All eight of the Doctor Who at the BBC series of CDs are also to be released in a boxed set:

50 Years of Doctor Who at the BBC (Credit: AudioGo)50 Years of Doctor Who at the BBC
Eight CD Collection (pre-order)

Celebrate 50 Years of Doctor Who at the BBC with this unique collection of behind-the-scenes interviews, set reports, lively discussions, comedy and drama, including items from Blue Peter, Woman's Hour, Today, Pete Murray's Open House, Nationwide, Newsbeat, I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, Dead Ringers, The Now Show, Week Ending, PM and many more. Featuring Freema Agyeman, Tom Baker, John Barrowman, Phil Collinson, Russell T. Davies, Peter Davison, Christopher Eccleston, Janet Fielding, Carole Ann Ford, Julie Gardner, Karen Gillan, Michael Grade, Anthony Head, Louise Jameson, John Leeson, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, Kylie Minogue, Steven Moffat, John Nathan-Turner, Terry Nation, Jon Pertwee, Billie Piper, Elisabeth Sladen, Matt Smith, Sarah Sutton, Mary Tamm, Catherine Tate, David Tennant, Patrick Troughton, Lalla Ward, Matthew Waterhouse, and many, many more. Also includes the full-cast radio plays Regenerations by Daragh Carville, Blue Sands and Golden Veils by Martyn Wade and Dalek I Love You by Colin Sharpe, plus an extended version of BBC Radio 2's 2005 documentary Project Who?

Over 17 hours of features from BBC Radio and Television, from the 1960s to the present day, presented by Elisabeth Sladen, Anthony Head and Louise Jameson.

Volume 1: 30 Years and More
Volume 2: In the Hot Seat
Volume 3: Now and Then
Volume 4: The Plays
Volume 5: Project Who?
Volume 6: The Tenth Doctor
Volume 7: A Legend Reborn
Volume 8: Lost Treasures


To be in with a chance to win one of three copies of 50 Years of Doctor Who at the BBC courtesy of AudioGo, answer the following question:
The Doctor's grand-daughter was the focus of another radio play, but who played her?
Send your answer to comp-50Years@doctorwhonews.net with the subject line "This is the BBC", along with your name, address, and where you saw the competition (the news website, twitter, facebook, etc.). Only one entry per postal address will be accepted. The competition is open worldwide, and the closing date is 6th October 2013.