The Pirate Planet

No. 52 of 57 in the TV episode audio soundtracks series
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Starring: Tom Baker, Mary Tamm & John Leeson
By:Douglas Adams
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Description:  Audio soundtrack from the 1978 Doctor Who TV story of the same name, with added narration by John Leeson. Not to be confused with the novel reading of the same story, released in 2017.

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Edition: UK (CD)
Released:  October 2012
Publisher:  BBC Audio
Format: 2 x CD
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Tom Baker stars as the Fourth Doctor in this TV soundtrack adventure by Douglas Adams, with linking narration by John Leeson

The TARDIS materialises on a planet where the age of prosperity comes often, and precious jewels line the streets like litter. Overseeing the citizens is the bombastic Captain, half human and half machine. Lurking in the shadows are the Mentiads, mysterious cowled figures who set their sights on certain individuals and claim them for their own.

As the Doctor, Romana and K9 become entangled in local events they are caught between the apparently insane Captain and apparently sinister Mentiads. But then the Doctor makes a terrible discovery beneath the surface of the planet, and realizes the true nature of the Captain’s operations.

Soon yet another planet comes under threat from the Captain, one which the Doctor knows well: Earth. Can he manage to save it from a terrible fate?

John Leeson narrates this classic full-cast TV adventure, written by Douglas Adams (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy), and in a special bonus interview he recalls his time as the Voice of K9 in the BBC TV series. Also included are colour PDF files of the original TV camera scripts.

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Edition: UK (LP)
Released:  March 2022
Publisher:  Demon Records
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