State of Decay
 

No. 3 of 238 in the BBC classic series audios series
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Starring: Tom Baker, Geoffrey Beevers & John Leeson
By:Terrance Dicks
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Editions:  1st cassette | 2nd cassette | CD
Note:Audio reading of the 1981 novelisation by Terrance Dicks.

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Edition: 1st cassette
When:  June 1981
ISBN:None
Format: 1 x cassette
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Note:  Abridged & restructured adaptation of the novelisation, read by Tom Baker.

Cover blurb:
Trapped in an alternative universe the Doctor lands on a sinister planet ruled by an unholy trio of tyrants.

Aided by Romana and the faithful K-9, the Doctor must discover the dreadful secret of the dark tower and face the awakening horror that lies beneath it.

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Edition: 2nd cassette
When:  January 1985 (Exact date unconfirmed)
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Format: 2 x cassette
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Note:  Re-release of the abridged reading by Tom Baker. Despite this re-release being stretched out over two cassettes, there was no extra content compared to the original single-cassette release, with the sole exception of theme music being added to the start and end of each cassette (though not the Doctor Who theme).

Cover blurb:
Same as previous edition.

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Edition: CD
Title:  Doctor Who and the State of Decay
When:  January 2016
ISBN:978-1-78529-231-6
Format: 3 x CD
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Note:  A brand new unabridged reading.

Cover blurb:
Geoffrey Beevers reads this exciting classic novelisation of a Fourth Doctor TV adventure

"This range of classic audiobooks continues to go from strength to strength..." Doctor Who Magazine

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.

Geoffrey Beevers, who played the Master in the BBC TV series, reads Terrance Dicks's complete and unabridged novelisation, first published by Target Books in 1982. John Leeson provides the Voice of K9.



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