Marco Polo (novel reading)

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Starring: Zienia Merton
By:John Lucarotti
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When:  December 2018
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Note:  Audio reading of John Lucarotti's 1984 novelisation. Not to be confused with the TV audio soundtrack of this story, released in 2003.

Cover blurb:
Zienia Merton reads this captivating novelisation of an epic 'lost' TV adventure featuring the First Doctor

"Attention to detail is the hallmark of this always excellent range"
Doctor Who Magazine

The young Venetian, Marco Polo, is on his way to the Emperor's court in Peking when he meets four intrepid time travellers: the elderly Doctor, his granddaughter Susan, and their companions Ian and Barbara.

The TARDIS has broken down whilst on Earth, in the year 1289. Marco Polo recognises in it a means of winning favour with the Emperor, and he insists that the travellers accompany his caravan to Cathay.

The journey is fraught with sandstorms, drought, bandits, would-be assassins and many other hidden dangers. Even if they do arrive safely at the court of Kublai Khan, the Doctor and his friends have no guarantee of ever seeing the inside of the TARDIS again...

Zienia Merton, who played Ping-Cho in the original BBC serial, reads John Lucarotti's own novelisation of his 1964 TV adventure.

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