The Curse of Peladon

No. 4 of 135 in the Target novelisation readings series
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Starring: Jon Pertwee & David Troughton
By:Brian Hayles
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Editions:  UK (cassette) | UK (CD)
Note:This is a reading of Brian Hayles's 1975 novelisation Doctor Who and the Curse of Peladon. Not to be confused with the TV audio soundtrack of the same story, released in 2007.

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Edition: UK (cassette)
Released:  September 1995
Publisher:  BBC Audio
Format: 1 x cassette
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Note:  This abridged reading was later re-released in MP3-CD format as part of the compilation Tales from the TARDIS: Volume 1.

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Jon Pertwee reads The Curse of Peladon, novelized by Brian Hayles.

The Doctor and Jo simply meant to take a test ride in the TARDIS to check that it was working. But instead the TARDIS takes them to Peladon, a medieval world which is seeking membership of the Galactic Federation. Delegates have gathered on the planet from all over the galaxy, and among them are representatives from Alpha Centauri, Arcturus, and Mars, some of whom are the Doctor's oldest and most dangerous enemies.

Abridged. Running time 90 minutes.

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Edition: UK (CD)
Title:  Doctor Who and the Curse of Peladon
Released:  May 2013
Publisher:  BBC Audio
Format: 5 x CD
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Note:  A brand new, unabridged reading by David Troughton.

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David Troughton reads this gripping novelisation of a classic Doctor Who adventure

Again, the terrifying cry rang out. The Doctor quickened his pace along the gloomy tunnels of the castle. Suddenly, from the darkness lumbered the mighty Aggedor, Royal Beast and Protector of the Kingdom of Peladon!

The Doctor fumbled in his pocket. Would the device work? As he trained the spinning mirror on the eyes of Aggedor, the terrible claws came closer and closer...

What is the secret behind the killings on the Planet of Peladon? Is Aggedor seeking revenge because the King of Peladon wants his kingdom to become a member of the Galactic Federation? Will the Doctor escape the claws of Aggedor and discover the truth?

David Troughton reads Brian Hayles' complete and unabridged novelisation, first published by Target Books in 1974.

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