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June 23rd, 2018 8 comments

Doctor Who The Caves of Androzani 5th Doctor Audio CD

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Peter Davison reads this exciting novelisation of the explosive final adventure for the Fifth Doctor.

From the moment they land on the planet Androzani Minor, everything goes wrong for the Doctor and his new young companion, Peri.

They become involved in the struggle between brutal gun-runners, ruthless Federation troops, and the hideously mutilated Sharaz Jek, who lurks in the depths of the caves with his android army.

Key to the struggle is spectrox, the most valuable substance in the universe. Suitably processed, spectrox is an elixir of life, but in its raw state it is a deadly poison – a fact which will cost the Doctor another of his Time Lord lives…

Peter Davison, who portrayed the Fifth Doctor in the hit BBC TV series, reads Terrance Dicks’s novelisation of the original serial by Robert Holmes, frequently named as one of the best adventures of the original Doctor Who series.

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  • bryan

    June 23rd, 2018 - 1:48pm

    Oh these new logo covers, really are much more suited to the Cover images.

    This has always been a superb piece of art, the Detail in Sharaz Jek,is beautiful.

    Nice to have Peter Back reading, Seems ages.

  • Gordon

    June 19th, 2018 - 2:19pm

    Peter Davidson is the reader

    • Johnny

      June 24th, 2018 - 10:30pm


  • TigerMan1995

    May 16th, 2018 - 4:37pm

    I’m sorta baffled Twin Dilemma was released first. But I haven’t even watched so I don’t know the controversy about it being bad.

    • Galactic yo yo

      May 21st, 2018 - 5:32pm

      It’s not terrible but it’s pretty crap. There are worse stories.

    • Gordon

      May 22nd, 2018 - 9:05am

      Just because the story was naff on tv it doesn’t mean that it will be naff on novel form. Twin dilemma is far better in novel form than its tv counterpart. Caves on tv is excellent but caves in novel form isn’t as good

    • Anonymous

      June 24th, 2018 - 7:17pm

      Twin dilemma novel is awful! Saward trying to be funny like douglas adams just doesn’t work. Mind the source material is poor but the novel just doesn’t improve it. Caves is good, well written by td as usual.


    May 16th, 2018 - 2:23am

    Finally! I’d have thought Caves would be one of the first ones out being such a highly regarded story. Hope it’s either Peter Davison or Nicola Bryant reading.
    Be cool to have Davison read the bulk of it but Colin Baker read the last page as the new Doctor.


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