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May 28th, 2020 15 comments

Doctor Who The Web Planet 1st Doctor Audio CD

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This narrated TV soundtrack stars William Hartnell as the Doctor in one of his most weird and wonderful adventures.

“We seem to be caught! Trapped, somehow…”

In this vintage six-part serial, first shown on BBC TV in February and March 1965, a strange magnetic force pulls the TARDIS down to the craterous surface of Vortis. The Doctor and his friends learn that the planet has been invaded, and the parasitic Animus is slowly enveloping it in a web-like domain. The giant ant-like Zarbi are under its control, whilst the butterfly-like Menoptra are battling to reclaim their planet.

Narrated by Maureen O’Brien, this full-cast soundtrack evokes a classic Doctor Who adventure in all its aural magnificence. The alien ambience of Vortis, the insistent chirruping of the Zarbi, and the supernatural voice of the Animus are all accompanied by the eerie sonics of Ron Grainer & Delia Derbyshire’s theme tune.

Written by Bill Strutton, this was the Doctor’s most exotic and lavish adventure yet.

Running time: 2 hours 40 minutes

Categorised under: Audio stories, CD


  • Anonymous

    June 12th, 2020 - 9:18am

    Hope more new narrated soundtracks will follow! Pre-ordered!

  • Whorules

    May 28th, 2020 - 3:47pm

    It must be the original episodes as it says starring William hartnell.

  • Nick

    May 28th, 2020 - 11:41am

    At last the Web Planet audio sound track on CD! I wish they would release the Daemons audio soundtrack on CD too!

    • Nick

      May 28th, 2020 - 11:44am

      Just to clarify re The Daemons – the full cast TV episodes on audio CD please.

    • The Ergon

      May 28th, 2020 - 12:26pm

      They could do the lot for me, they are perfect to listen to ,eyes closed and relaxed. I can watch them anytime but its sometimes too much trouble to get the DVDs and Blu-rays into the machine and then all those intros.

  • Terry Parker

    May 28th, 2020 - 11:39am

    It’s the original soundtrack of the episodes with linking narration. Its says at the top “full cast”.

  • The Ergon

    May 28th, 2020 - 10:29am

    Is this with linking narration and soundtrack or read?

    • Prof Horner

      May 28th, 2020 - 10:35am

      I’m thinking it’s the reading of the novel by William Russell . Which was released on MP3 around 2004 , but has never been released on CD.

    • K.B.O

      May 28th, 2020 - 10:46am

      I’m hoping it’s the soundtrack. Got the vinyl version but it’s not very practical in the car. The audiobook was released on CD. I got it in a set with THE DALEKS and THE CRUSADERS.

    • Whorules

      May 28th, 2020 - 10:56am

      It’s the narrated soundtrack. It says full cast narrated soundtrack

    • Bicky

      May 28th, 2020 - 11:01am

      It’s a bit confusing whether this is the soundtrack or the Target novel reading.

    • MJS

      May 28th, 2020 - 2:29pm

      It’s the same as the LP release with Maureen O Brien doing the narration

    • Stephen

      May 28th, 2020 - 3:11pm

      The novelisation reading has been released on CD, in Travels In Time And Space tin along with The Crusaders and The Daleks. Many years ago!

    • Anonymous

      June 14th, 2020 - 1:05pm

      Also the target novelisation was Doctor Who and the Zarbi, not The Web Planet.

    • Paul Hassall

      January 16th, 2021 - 3:23am

      TV Soundtrack not the reading

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