Wednesday, 17 February 2016 - Reported by Chuck Foster
A roundup of competitions from Doctor Who News that readers may enter:
The Fourth Doctor Adventures: Wave of Destruction
The fourth Doctor has returned for a new series of adventures alongside Romana and K-9:
A modulated frequency wave cancellation signal isn’t something that the Doctor and Romana expect to detect in 1960s London. But then they don’t expect to find Professor Lanchester, the man who invented it, lying unconscious. Or MI5 investigating. With the help of MI5 Agent Miller, Lanchester’s daughter Jill, and his nephew a pirate radio DJ called Mark, the Doctor, Romana and K-9 investigate. They soon discover that there is more at risk than they imagined, and an alien invasion is about to begin. Can the Doctor identify and defeat the aliens in time? Will Romana manage to find a recombinant transducer before it’s too late? And how will K-9 cope with his new job?To be in with a chance to win a digital download of the audio adventure courtesy of Big Finish, simply answer the following question:
Wave of Destruction is set in the 1960s, but in the decade before another menace carried through the airwaves was a threat to the Doctor - what was that entity called?Please send your answer along with your name and the email address you have registered with Big Finish, plus where you heard about the competition (news site, news app, other website, etc.) to email@example.com with the subject "Tuning In". The competition is open worldwide, closing date 21st February 2016. Note: entrants must have an active registration with Big Finish in order to be eligible to receive the prize - new registrations can be easily created on the website for free and with no financial obligation.
BBC Books: City of Death (paperback)
BBC Books have now published last year's popular novel of fourth Doctor adventure City of Death in paperback:
The Doctor takes Romana for a holiday in Paris - a city which, like a fine wine, had a bouquet all of its own. Especially if you visit during one of the vintage years. But the TARDIS takes them to 1979, a table-wine year, a year whose vintage is soured by cracks - not in their wine glasses but in the very fabric of time itself. Soon the Time Lords are embroiled in an audacious alien scheme which encompasses home-made time machines, the theft of the Mona Lisa, the resurrection of the much-feared Jagaroth race, and the beginning (and quite possibly the end) of all life on Earth. Aided by British private detective Duggan, whose speciality is thumping people, the Doctor and Romana must thwart the machinations of the suave, mysterious Count Scarlioni - all twelve of him - if the human race has any chance of survival. But then, the Doctor's holidays tend to turn out a bit like this.To be in with a chance to win the novel courtesy of BBC Books, simply answer the following question:
Before the theft of the Mona Lisa, which item in his collection did Count Scarlioni tell his butler Hermann to sell in order to continue to fund Kerensky's research?Please send your answers along with your name, address and where you heard about the competition (news site, news app, other website, etc.) to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "Nobody could be as stupid as he seems". The competition is open to UK readers only, closing date 21st February 2016. Only one entry per household will be accepted.
BBC Audio: State of Decay
The first classic novelisation adaptation for 2016 from BBC Audio is the fourth Doctor adventure, State of Decay:
The Doctor, Romana and K9 - and a young stowaway called Adric - are trapped in the alternative universe of E-Space. Seeking help, they land on an unknown planet, and find a nightmare world where oppressed peasants toil for the Lords who live in the Tower. All learning is forbidden: it is a society in a state of decay. What is the terrifying secret of the Three Who Rule? What monstrous creature stirs beneath the Tower, waking from its thousand year sleep? The Doctor discovers that the oldest and deadliest enemy of the Time Lords is about to spring into horrifying action.To be in with a chance to win the audiobook courtesy of BBC Audio, simply answer the following question:
This isn't the first time that State of Decay has been released as an audiobook - who narrated its original release back in the 1980s?Please send your answers along with your name, address and where you heard about the competition (news site, news app, other website, etc.) to email@example.com with the subject "The Wasting is ... the Wasting". The competition is open worldwide, closing date 21st February 2016. Only one entry per household will be accepted.
BBC Audio: The Witch Hunters
BBC Audio's novel adaptations continue with The Witch Hunters, originally released as part of the BBC Books Past Adventures range in 1998:
With the Doctor wanting to repair the TARDIS in peace and quiet, Barbara, Ian and Susan decide to get some experience of living in the nearby village of Salem. But the Doctor knows about the horrors destined to engulf the village, and he determines that they should leave. His friends are not impressed. His granddaughter Susan has her own ideas, and is desperate to return to Salem, whatever the cost. But her actions will lead them all into terrible danger, and cause a tragedy that is already unfolding to escalate out of control.To be in with a chance to win the audiobook courtesy of BBC Audio, simply answer the following question:
Witches generally have a bad reputation, but the Doctor has also encountered 'white' witches in the past who were more than helpful - name one met by the third Doctor.Please send your answers along with your name, address and where you heard about the competition (news site, news app, other website, etc.) to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "Salem's plot". The competition is open worldwide, closing date 21st February 2016. Only one entry per household will be accepted.