The Web of Fear (audio soundtrack)
 

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Starring: Patrick Troughton, Frazer Hines, Deborah Watling & Nicholas Courtney
By:Mervyn Haisman & Henry Lincoln
Rating:   9  (61 votes)  Vote here
Review:  Entertaining, But Overrated  Read more (3 in total)
When:  March 2000
ISBN:0-563-55382-0
Format: 3 x CD
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Note:  This is the audio soundtrack of the TV story, with linking narration by Frazer Hines. Not to be confused with the novel reading of the same story released in 2017. Subsequently re-released (both on regular CD and MP3-CD) as part of the Yeti Attack! box set, and then several years later remastered and re-released on CD as part of The Lost TV Episodes: Collection Five box set.

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THE SECOND DOCTOR, PATRICK TROUGHTON, TAKES ON 'THE GREAT INTELLIGENCE' IN THIS EXCLUSIVE AUDIO RECORDING TAKEN FROM A 'LOST' TELEVISION EPISODE, WITH LINKING NARRATION BY FRAZER HINES

After narrowly avoiding being caught up in a web-like substance on its journey through space, the TARDIS arrives in the tunnels of the London Underground railway system, only to find that the web is also in the tunnels — as is the Great Intelligence's Yeti.

How has this happened? The team learn that the impending disaster was triggered nearly forty years before, after their previous encounter with the Intelligence. Professor Travers accidentally reactivated a Yeti, thus giving the Intelligence the ammunition it needed to plan another invasion attempt. The aim is simple: the Intelligence wants to drain the Doctor's mind. Army forces, led by Colonel Lethbridge-Stewart, help the Doctor and his team race against time to stop them in their mission. Can they make it?

The Web of Fear marks the first appearance of Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart, a colonel in the British Army but soon to be promoted to Brigadier of UNIT, who become one of the programme's best-loved and most recognisable supporting characters.



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