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The Ultimate Evil

No. 2 of 3 in the The Missing Episodes novelisations series
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By:Wally K. Daly
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Released:  August 1989
Publisher:  Target
Format: paperback
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Note:  Two other “missing episode” novelisations were also published: The Nightmare Fair and Mission to Magnus. Also released as an audio adaptation by Big Finish in 2019. An audio reading of this book had previously been released in March 2010 (read by Nicola Bryant) as a talking book for the blind, available exclusively to the registered blind through the RNIB (Royal National Institute for the Blind). As this was not available for sale for the general public, this reading is not listed on this site.

Cover blurb:
On Wednesday 27 February 1985 the BBC announced that their longest running sci-fi series, Doctor Who, was to be suspended. Anxious fans worldwide, worried that this might mean an end to the Time Lord’s travels, flooded the BBC with letters of protest. Eighteen months later the show returned to the TV screens.

But missing from the Doctor’s adventures was the series that would have been made and shown during those lost eighteen months. Now, available for the first time as a book, is one of those stories:


With the TARDIS working perfectly the Doctor and Peri find themselves at something of a loose end. A holiday in Tranquela, a peace-loving country where there has been no war for over fifty years, seems the ideal solution.

Unfortunately their visit coincides with that of an unscrupulous arms dealer — the Machiavellian Dwarf Mordant...

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