Searching for: "Patrick Troughton"

  • Mike Walker

    Inspired by Holinshed's Chronicles, this series of radio dramas about the Plantagenet dynasty tells the story of the birth of a new Europe after the dark ages. The issues of control, of freedom, of belief, and the temptations of power were new to an age which had no template for domination on this scale. Henry II: What is a Man? - The first of the House of Anjou to be king of England, Henry II's long reign is beset by conflict with his sons. Starring David Warner as King Henry II and Jane Lapotaire as Queen Eleanor. Richard I: Lionheart - Prince Richard has become heir apparent, but in the face of Henry II's refusal to acknowledge his position, he turns to the Crusades. Starring Ed...read more

  • Bbc

    The Abominable Snowmen: Tibet, 1935: English explorer Travers is determined to track down the mythical Abominable Snowmen which are said to roam the Himalayas. When the Doctor and his companions visit the nearby Detsen monastery they discover that the Yeti are all too prominent - in fact, they are out to kill anyone who comes near! With Travers' help the travellers discover that the monastery is in the grip of the evil Great Intelligence, a disembodied force which has taken control of the High Lama - and the robotic Yeti are merely its deadly servants... The Web of Fear: After narrowly avoiding being caught up in a web-like substance on its journey through space, the TARDIS arrives in the...read more

  • Geoffrey Orme

    The TARDIS materialises on a small volcanic island; on board are the Doctor, Polly, Ben and their new companion Jamie. Exploration of their surroundings reveals a network of caves inside the extinct volcano - and before long all four travellers have been captured by those who live within... This is Earth, and the lost city of Atlantis lies deep underground, its human citizens dependent for food upon a species known as the Fish People. Unfortunately for the Doctor and his friends, the Atlanteans waste little time in offering the new arrivals up as sacrifices to their goddess Amdo! A certain Professor Zaroff has persuaded the Atlanteans that he can raise a city once more above the waves....read more

  • Gerry Davis

    'You will be like us...' On the planet Telos, the Doctor and his friends encounter a party of archaeologists intent on uncovering the mythical tomb of the Cybermen. Only the Doctor seems aware of the folly of this venture, but suddenly it’s too late - the ice tombs are open and the Cybermen are coming back to life... Trapped underground with the Cyber Controller and his acolytes, including the vermin-like Cybermats, the Doctor and company learn that they are to be turned into a new generation of Cybermen. To make matters worse, there is treachery and double-crossing amongst the humans. Can the Cyber menace be made dormant before it spreads out to the galaxy once again - and will the...read more

  • Robert Holmes

    Patrick Troughton’s Doctor gets involved in galactic intrigue and piracy in this exclusive recording of a ‘lost’ television adventure, with linking narration by Frazer Hines. The Doctor, Jamie and Zoe become victims of piracy when they materialise on a space beacon, minutes before it is literally blown to pieces. So begins their quest to be reunited with the TARDIS, whilst treading perilously across the paths of the Interstella Space Corps and a gang of murderous bandits. The eccentric prospector Milo Clancey gives the travellers passage in his ageing spaceship, but the old man is himself the focus of Space Corps investigations. Could he possibly be behind the destruction and...read more

  • David Whitaker

    ‘I’ve been renewed...without it I couldn’t survive.’ Before the astonished eyes of his companions Ben and Polly, the Doctor’s whole body has apparently been transformed. Now they are confronted by a stranger who claims to be their old friend – but how can they know whether to trust him? The TARDIS’s arrival on the swamp planet of Vulcan brings its own problems; the Doctor is mistaken for an official come to solve the Earth colony’s in-fighting, and soon he and his companions are embroiled in political wranglings. However, a far more serious threat lurks within the colony. The scientist Lesterson has discovered a crashed space capsule, within it a group of inert metallic...read more

  • Gerry Davis

    'There are some corners of the universe which have bred the most terrible things... they must be fought.' In 2070 Earth's weather is controlled by the Gravitron, a device based on the Moon and manned by an international team of experts. When the TARDIS deposits the Doctor and his companions on the zero-gravity surface, they discover the base in the grip of a plague epidemic which is drastically reducing the personnel. The Doctor's curiosity is aroused by the mysterious infection. With the base's own medic himself incapacitated, the time traveller offers his services to the ailing crew. Can he pinpoint the source of contamination before time runs out? Jamie, meanwhile, is recovering in the...read more

  • Ian Stuart Black

    When the Doctor, Polly and Ben visit a human colony that appears to be one big holiday camp, they think they have come across a truly happy place. But a shadowy presence soon makes them realise that the surface contentment is carefully controlled. The colony's inhabitants have been brainwashed by giant crab-like creatures - the Macra. Insidious propaganda, broadcast by the Controller, forces the humans to mine a gas that is essential for the Macra to survie - but fatal for them. The colony must be saved - but how? The Doctor and his team are up against it, particularly when Ben falls under the influence of the Macra. Can he be rescued from their evil clutches? Can the gas pumping be...read more

  • Ian Stuart Black

    When the Doctor, Polly and Ben visit a human colony that appears to be one big holiday camp, they think they have come across a truly happy place. But a shadowy presence soon makes them realise that the surface contentment is carefully controlled. The colony's inhabitants have been brainwashed by giant crab-like creatures - the Macra. Insidious propaganda, broadcast by the Controller, forces the humans to mine a gas that is essential for the Macra to survie - but fatal for them. The colony must be saved - but how? The Doctor and his team are up against it, particularly when Ben falls under the influence of the Macra. Can he be rescued from their evil clutches? Can the gas pumping be...read more

  • David Whitaker

    Six narrated TV soundtrack adventures starring William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton as the First and Second Doctors - plus bonus features. Absent from the TV archives, these stories survive in their entirety only as soundtrack recordings. Now remastered, with additional linking narration, you can enjoy them again: plus bonus interviews with Anneke Wills, and the BBC Radio 3 programme Dance of the Daleks. In The Smugglers, the travellers have an adventure in 17th Century Cornwall with pirates and hidden treasure; in The Tenth Planet Earth's twin planet enters the solar system and brings with it the Cybermen; in The Power of the Daleks a new Doctor must fight the Daleks on the swamp...read more

  • David Ellis

    Five narrated TV soundtrack adventures starring Patrick Troughton as the Second Doctor - plus bonus features. Absent from the TV archives, these stories survive in their entirety only as soundtrack recordings. Now remastered, with additional linking narration, you can enjoy them again: plus bonus interviews with Anneke Wills and Frazer Hines. In The Macra Terror the TARDIS visits a human colony that appears to be one big holiday camp, but has in fact been infiltrated and taken over by a race of giant crab-like creatures - the Macra. The Faceless Ones sees the TARDIS make a hazardous return to 1960s Earth, materialising on a runway at Gatwick Airport! In The Evil of the...read more

  • Victor Pemberton

    Six narrated TV soundtrack adventures starring Patrick Troughton as the Second Doctor - plus bonus features. These thrilling recordings of TV episodes, largely absent from the BBC archives, have been remastered with additional linking narration by original cast members. This set also includes bonus interviews with Wendy Padbury and Frazer Hines. In The Enemy of the World, recently returned to the film archives, the time travellers meet the Doctor's murderous double. In The Web of Fear the Doctor and friends find the London Underground tunnels overrun by Yeti! In Fury from the Deep something nasty is lurking in the gas pipelines of the North Sea. In The Wheel in Space the...read more

  • Robert Holmes

    'The Krotons have always been our friends, our benefactors!' The TARDIS arrives on a planet which is home to the humanoid Gonds. Ruling over these people are the Krotons, crystalline beings who crash-landed there centuries before. Currently in suspended animation, the Krotons can only be reconstituted by an influx of mental energy. Twice a year, the most capable Gond students are taken into the Krotons' spaceship, the Dynatrope. Apparently, they have been chosen to live alongside their masters - but, in fact, they are drained of all mental energy and then killed. When the Doctor, Jamie and Zoe befriend the Gonds, they find a community divided by their servitude to the Krotons. Then...read more

  • Doctor Who

    'We must destroy life on earth completely. Every living being.' Arriving on Earth in 1975, the Doctor, Jamie and Zoe discover that the component manufacturers International Electromatics has a vice-like grip on the world's technology. When he encounters the firm's company director, the Doctor realises there is something very odd about Tobias Vaughn... Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart is also aware of unusual activity within International Electromatics, and before long UNIT has the help of the Doctor in its investigations. Vaughn is in fact in alliance with the Cybermen, and together they are masterminding an aggressive invasion of Earth. The ubiquitous IE technology is set to paralyse the...read more

  • Doctor Who

    Scotland, 1745. The Doctor, Ben and Polly arrive in Scotland after the Battle of Culloden and meet a band of Highlanders who are fleeing in defeat. Their Laird is injured and the three offer to help tend his injuries. Polly and Kirsty McLaren, the Laird's daughter (played in a guest appearance by Hannah Gordon) go to fetch some water but while they are gone the others are captured by Redcoat troops. Things become worse when the group is taken again - this time by the crooked Solicitor Grey, who is part of the West Indian slave trade. The prisoners, Ben amongst them, are bundled on board the Annabelle where the wicked Captain Trask issues dire threats of drowning. Meanwhile the Doctor is...read more

  • David Ellis

    'Inspector Gascoigne was murdered with a ray gun. A weapon that has not yet been developed on this Earth!' The TARDIS makes a hazardous return to 1960s Earth - materialising on a runway at Gatwick Airport! The Doctor and his friends realise that all is not well when Polly witnesses a murder, and then both she and Ben vanish. The authorities refuse to take the matter seriously - but when Polly reappears, why does she claim not to recognise her friends? Aided by the plucky Samantha Briggs, and helped and hindered by Inspector Crossland of Scotland Yard and the airport Commandant, the Doctor and Jamie piece together a number of clues. A sequence of mysterious events seems to centre...read more

  • David Whitaker

    'There is only one form of life that matters. Dalek life!' The TARDIS has been stolen from Gatwick Airport, and the Doctor and Jamie are hot on its trail. A series of cryptic clues lead them to an antiques shop owned by Edward Waterfield, and there it becomes clear that an elaborate trap has been laid for them - but by whom, and for what purpose? Only a journey back in time to the 1860s will reveal the answer... The Daleks are in search of the Human Factor, something which they believe will help their quest for universal domination. In order to achieve their aim, they need the Doctor’s help and the use of his TARDIS. Worried that his old friend may be turning traitor, Jamie discovers...read more

  • David Whitaker

    'They hate the person that they think you are - passionately and completely.' No sooner have the Doctor, Jamie and Victoria landed on a sun-kissed Australian beach than they are being shot at by murderous fanatics! A dramatic helicopter rescue places them in the hands of Astrid Ferrier and Giles Kent, two people intent on bringing about the downfall of the world’s most dangerous man - who happens to look exactly like the Doctor. This is Earth in the near future, and Salamander’s Sun-Catcher technology has been hailed as the answer to all the world’s food problems. Yet is there more to his prediction of natural disasters than meets the eye? Could it be that the death and...read more

  • Ian Marter

    'That which threatens us we destroy!' When the TARDIS deposits the Doctor, Jamie and Zoe on the planet Dulkis, they find it newly threatened by two humanoid aliens and their robotic servants, the Quarks. The Dominators intend to turn the whole planet into a radioactive mass, as fuel for their space fleet. Whilst the Doctor and Jamie are captured and tested for intelligence by the Dominators, Zoe befriends a native named Cully – and discovers that the pacifist Dulcian Council are unlikely to strike back at the invaders. Meanwhile, the Dominators set about enslaving the Dulcians as labour for their scheme, drilling bore holes to reach the planet’s core. Can the Doctor and his...read more