The Macra Terror (audio soundtrack)
 

No. 6 of 235 in the BBC classic series audios series
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Starring: Patrick Troughton, Frazer Hines, Michael Craze & Anneke Wills
By:Ian Stuart Black
Rating:   8.1  (35 votes)  Vote here
Review:  Keep The Happy Pills, Lose The Crabs  Read more (3 in total)
Editions:  UK (cassette) | US (cassette) | CD
Note:Subsequently remastered and re-released as part of The Lost TV Episodes: Collection Four box set, but with new narration by Anneke Wills replacing the narration done on this release by Colin Baker. Not to be confused with the novel reading of the same story, released in 2016.

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Edition: UK (cassette)
When:  July 1992
ISBN:0-563-36682-6
Format: 2 x cassette
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The Macra Terror no longer exists at the BBC Film and Videotape Library in Brentford. As far as we know there are no copies anywhere in the world, despite exhaustive searches through the vaults of foreign TV stations, who purchased this and other Patrick Troughton adventures during the 1960's and 1970's.

BBC Audio Collection has been able to obtain a copy of the sound-track however, and thanks to modern sound technology and a commentary by Doctor Number 6 — Colin Baker, you can enjoy again one of the popular stories of the Troughton era of Doctor Who.

Colin Baker was delighted to contribute to these cassettes, having appeared with Patrick at numerous Doctor Who gatherings in the UK and USA and of course in the popular 1980's adventure The Two Doctors. So why not join the Doctor and his companions: Ben, Polly and Jamie as they witness The Macra Terror.

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Edition: US (cassette)
When:  August 1993
ISBN:0-553-47214-3
Format: 2 x cassette
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Due to space restrictions within the BBC Archives, many early episodes of Dr. Who taped during the 1960's and 1970's were lost. But an exhaustive search by the BBC Audio Collection led to the discovery of a rare copy of the original soundtrack, including three Dr. Who episodes.

And now, the Macra Terror is available once again, presented in a stunning dramatization with all the excitement of a theater performance and all the charm of a vintage radio show. Originally conceived for BBC broadcast and produced by the world's foremost creators of radio entertainment, this lavish production combines a full cast with stirring music and sound effects to bring this classic to life.

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Edition: CD
When:  August 2000
ISBN:0-563-47756-3
Format: 2 x CD
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AN EXCITING 'LOST' TELEVISION ADVENTURE, NOW WITH DIGITALLY REMASTERED SOUNDTRACK, STARRING SECOND DOCTOR PATRICK TROUGHTON WITH LINKING NARRATION BY COLIN BAKER

When the Doctor, Polly and Ben visit a human colony that appears to be one big holiday camp they think they have come across a truly happy place. But a shadowy presence soon makes them realise that the surface contentment is carefully controlled. The colony's inhabitants have been brainwashed by giant crab-like creatures — the Macra. Insidious propaganda, broadcast by the Controller, forces the humans to mine a gas that is essential for the Macra to survive — but fatal to them.

The colony must be saved — but how? The Doctor and his team are up against it, particularly when Ben falls under the influence of the Macra. Can he be rescued from their evil clutches? Can the gas pumping equipment be destroyed, getting rid of the Macra for good?

The soundtrack to this suspenseful adventure, which was first broadcast in 1967, has been digitally remastered to recreate a very popular story from the Troughton era.



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