The Massacre
 

No. 8 of 57 in the TV episode audio soundtracks series
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Starring: William Hartnell, Peter Purves & Jackie Lane
By:John Lucarotti & Donald Tosh
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Editions:  UK (CD) | UK (cassette) | UK (LP)
Note:Audio soundtrack of the 1966 Doctor Who TV story The Massacre (a.k.a. The Massacre of St. Bartholomew's Eve), with linking narration by Peter Purves. Not to be confused with the novelisation reading of the same story, released in 2015.

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Edition: UK (CD)
Released:  August 1999
Publisher:  BBC Audio
ISBN:0-563-55261-1
Format: 2 x CD
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WILLIAM HARTNELL IS THE ORIGINAL DOCTOR IN THIS EXCLUSIVE AUDIO RECORDING OF A 'LOST' BBC TELEVISION SOUNDTRACK

The Tardis materialises in Paris in 1572, a time of great danger and religious strife. Whilst the Doctor pays a visit to famous apothecary Charles Preslin, Steven is befriended by a group of Protestants who come from the household of Admiral de Coligny.

Meanwhile the Catholic Queen Mother, Catherine de Medici, aided by the hated dignitary the Abbot of Amboise, is hatching a plot to kill all French Protestants — starting with de Coligny. Worringly for Steven, the Abbot bears an uncanny resemblance to the Doctor. And when the plot fails and the Abbot is condemned to death, he is even more alarmed. Was that the Doctor being killed? Or does the Abbot just look like him?

The four episodes of this 1966 story no longer exist in the BBC television archives. This audio exclusive has taken the soundtrack and, with linking narration by Peter Purves, the whole thrilling adventure is brought back to life.

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Edition: UK (cassette)
Released:  August 1999
Publisher:  BBC Audio
ISBN:0-563-55256-5
Format: 2 x cassette
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Note:  This was the last-ever Doctor Who audio cassette release by the BBC (though Big Finish continued issuing cassettes until the end of 2000).

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Edition: UK (LP)
Released:  29 August 2020
Publisher:  Demon Records
ISBN:Unknown
Format: 2 x LP
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Note:  Record Store Day 2020 exclusive, limited to 2000 copies.

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