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The Fourth Doctor departs, the Fifth arrives and the Master returns in these three classic 1980s adventures!
Richard Franklin directs this 1980s horror starring Terence Stamp and Elisabeth Shue. When Jane (Shue), a young zoology student, is invited to work for the summer at the remote home of Dr. Steven Phillip (Stamp), a professor exploring connections between humans and apes, it seems the perfect assignment. Following the professor's mysterious disappearance, Jane finds herself responsible for the three chimps in his home, Voodoo, Imp and Link. With the latter exhibiting rare intelligence and increasingly erratic behaviour, Jane may have a struggle on her hands keeping the house in order...
The legend dates back to Roman times: a white worm, as wide as a man, slithers out of the rocks of the Dark Peak Gap to take animals, sometimes children, for its food. When the Doctor and Leela arrive in Derbyshire they get caught up in the search for a missing girl. They soon discover that the legend of the worm is very much alive.
The Death-Match is under new management. The Hunt Master's Champion has been installed. All regular players are welcomed back to the Pursuit Lounge to observe the contest in luxurious surroundings. Privacy is assured. For this reason we ask our elite guests to abide by the strict security protocals. Please note, the house has no limits. In the Gallery, your combatants can be observed on the orbiting Quarry Station. A purpose-built environment filled with deadly traps and hidden dangers. Prizes are offered for every kill, with bonuses for rogue elements. Only an elite hunter can survive the End-Game. Do you have a worthy champion? Kill or be killed: the only rule of the Death Match...The fourth series in a Big Finish range which is hugely popular with fans of the classic TV series Doctor Who. The Doctor's enemy The Master (played here by Geoffrey Beevers) was first introduced in 1971. As well as Doctor Who, Louise Jameson has been seen in Bergerac, Eastenders, and many other UK shows. CAST: Tom Baker (The Doctor), Louise Jameson(Leela), John Leeson(K9), Geoffrey Beevers (The Master), Susan Brown (Kastrella), Andy Secombe (Vargrave).
After billions of years of imprisonment, the vicious Sild have broken out of confinement. From a ruined world at the end of time, they make preparations to conquer the past, with the ultimate goal of rewriting history. But to achieve their aims they will need to enslave an intellect greater than their own... On Earth, UNIT is called in to investigate a mysterious incident on a North Sea drilling platform. The Doctor believes something is afoot, and no sooner has the investigation begun than something even stranger takes hold: the Brigadier is starting to forget about UNIT's highest-profile prisoner. And he is not alone in his amnesia. As the Sild invasion begins, the Doctor faces a terrible dilemma. To save the universe, he must save his arch-nemesis... the Master. A complete and unabridged reading by Geoffrey Beevers, with original sound design. 10 CDs. 11 hrs 48 mins.
Three plays based on George Eliot's classic novel, which can be performed as a trilogy or as standalone pieces. George Eliot's Middlemarch is peopled with some of literature's most memorable characters. In Geoffrey Beevers' new dramatisation, all three interconnected plays can be performed as a trilogy, but each play can also stand on its own, telling the story of Middlemarch from the perspective of a different set of characters: from county, town and countryside. In Dorothea's Story, set among the big houses of the local aristocracy of Middlemarch, young, intelligent Dorothea is so enamoured of the pedantic Reverend Casaubon that she marries him, much to everyone's disbelief. But her friendship with Casaubon's young cousin Will Ladislaw arouses suspicions in her new husband, who will do anything to thwart their mutual affection. In The Doctor's Story, set in the town of Middlemarch itself, where everyone wants to know each other's business, idealistic Dr Lydgate arrives in Middlemarch determined to achieve great things. He catches the eye of the Mayor's beautiful, self-centred daughter Rosamond but is torn between ambition and loyalty as he is drawn into an alliance with a corrupt banker. In the poignant but light-hearted Fred and Mary's Story, set amongst hard-working countryfolk, Fred is trying to please his parents and become a country gentleman, but his childhood sweetheart Mary will have none of it. The Middlemarch Trilogy premiered at the Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond, in October 2013. 'a delight from beginning to end... one of the most captivating literary dramatisations I've ever encountered, as rich as a Christmas pudding' - Telegraph 'it has an elegance and wit, and, above all, it's eminently digestible' - The Times '[a] skilful, shrewd and dashing adaptation... a phenomenal achievement' - Observer 'a terrific achievement' - Evening Standard 'as ingenious as it is entertaining' - The Stage
Another adventure for the third incarnation of the famous timelord. The action this time takes place on Earth, with the Doctor (Jon Pertwee) coming up against all kinds of opposition within the British space program when he attempts to investigate some mysterious messages travelling to and from the returning spaceship Mars Probe 7. When the ship's astronauts arrive back home, suspicious circumstances prevent the Doctor from speaking to them, which only makes him more determined to get to the bottom of the matter.
Whilst visiting the Master, who has been exiled to a luxurious castle prison on a small island, Doctor Who and Jo Grant learn that a number of ships have vanished in the area. Whilst investigating these mysterious disappearances, Jo and the Doctor are attacked by a Sea-Devil, one of a submarine colony distantly related to the Silurians. Soon they discover that the Sea-Devils plan to conquer the Earth and enslave humanity, aided and abetted by the Master. What can Doctor Who do to stop them? Geoffrey Beevers, who played an incarnation of the Master in the classic BBC TV series, reads Malcolm Hulke's complete and unabridged novelisation, first published by Target Books in 1974. 4 CDs. 4 hrs 24 mins.
An ex-steel worker becomes Prime Minister after charming the press and media with his down-to-earth electioneering. But his radical policies are not what the opposition want, nor the Americans, so both are out to bring him down.
For two decades, from the mid-1960s to the mid-1980s, every fan of the Doctor hoped to find The Doctor Who Annual in their Christmas stocking. Larger than life and twice as colourful, the stories within were exuberant - and often charmingly naive - in their take on `the children's own programme which adults adore'. Here, for the first time on audio, Peter Purves (Steven), Anneke Wills (Polly), Geoffrey Beevers (the Master), Matthew Waterhouse (Adric) and Nicola Bryant (Peri) read a selection of these colourful and energetic tales. In The Sons of Grekk, the First Doctor is held prisoner in a brutal, otherworldly society. The King of Golden Death finds that the Second Doctor, Polly and Ben have materialised inside an Ancient Egyptian pyramid. The Third Doctor, Jo and the Brigadier confront a familiar adversary in Dark Intruders, whilst in Conundrum the Fourth Doctor, Adric and K9 experience warped physics in the corridors of the TARDIS. FacingThe Penalty, a delirious Fifth Doctor finds old friends and adversaries ganging up on him, and the Sixth Doctor and Peri plunge into a dangerous period of British history in The Real Hereward. Also included are two vintage essays on the character of our favourite Time Lord: Who is Doctor Who? from 1966 and The Phoenix in the TARDIS from 1968. Take a nostalgic journey through time with these vintage Doctor Who tales. Duration: 2 hours 20 mins
Geoffrey Beevers reads this exciting novelisation of a 1980 TV adventure featuring the Fourth Doctor, as played by Tom Baker. The Doctor, Romana and K9 - and a young stowaway called Adric - are trapped in the alternative universe of E-Space. Seeking help, the land on an unknown planet. There they find a nightmare world where oppressed peasants toil for the Lords who live in the Tower, and where all learning is forbidden: a society in a state of decay. What is the terrifying secret of the Three Who Rule? What monstrous creature stirs beneath the Tower, waking from its thousand year sleep? The Doctor discovers that the oldest and deadliest enemy of the Time Lords is about to spring into horrifying action. John Leeson provides the Voice of K9 Duration: 4 hours approx.
Six more thrilling stories of adventure in Time and Space from the original Doctor Who Annuals. Larger than life and twice as colourful, from the 1960s to the 1980s the stories within the Doctor Who Annual were exuberant and charmingly naive. Now, in this second audio volume, Peter Purves (Steven), Anneke Wills (Polly), Geoffrey Beevers (the Master), Matthew Waterhouse (Adric) and Nicola Bryant (Peri) read another selection of these colourful and energetic tales, with atmospheric sound design. In Peril in Mechanistria, the First Doctor finds primitive humans enslaved to machines in a world of metal. The Second Doctor must rescue Ben in The Sour Note, whilst in Scorched Earth the Third Doctor and Sarah are challenged by a virulent virus on Varium III. The Fourth Doctor has Double Trouble after he and his companions return to UNIT HQ, and then the Fifth Doctor and Adric visit a Planet of Fear. Finally, in The Radio Waves, the Master schemes to turn Londoners against politicians and the Royal Family. Can the Sixth Doctor and Peri stop him? Also included from 1966 is The Equations of Doctor Who, a vintage essay about the mysteries of the Doctor and his TARDIS. Take a nostalgic journey through time with these vintage Doctor Who tales. Duration: 2 hours 20 mins approx.
Dramatic portrait of the young life of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, starring Juliet Aubrey as Elizabeth and James Wilby as George VI. Focusing on the royal couple's courtship and on the subsequent birth of their daughters, Elizabeth and Margaret, the film also looks at the abdication of Edward VIII, the role of the royal family during WWII, and George's early death. Co-starring Alan Bates as George V, Eileen Atkins as Queen Mary, and Robert Hardy as President Roosevelt.
Adapted by Geoffrey Beevers from the novel by George Eliot
Characters: 15 males, 8 females (with doubling)
Scenery: Bare stage with props
Eliot's story of the reclusive miser who is transformed by a young girl is one of the most moving and memorable in Victorian literature. This adaptation captures the novel's thirty year sweep in a series of telling scenes, each displaying Eliot's gifts for humor, insight and simple beauty. The large cast can be trimmed to seven multiple roles and it is possible to keep costumes and props to a minimum.
Geoffrey Beevers reads this exciting novelisation of a classic TV adventure for the Fourth Doctor. The Doctor is suddenly summoned to Gallifrey, the home of the Time Lords, where his ghastly hallucinations of the President's assassination seem to turn into reality. When the Doctor is arrested for the murder, a hideous, dark, cowled figure is gleefully watching in the shadows. In a battle of minds, the Doctor faces renegade Time Lord the Master, inside a nightmare world created by his old enemy's imagination. But the Master's evil intentions go much further - he has a Doomsday Plan. It is up to the Doctor to prevent him from destroying Gallifrey and taking over the Universe! Geoffrey Beevers, who played an incarnation of the Master in the BBC TV series, reads Terrance Dicks's complete and unabridged novelisation, first published by Target Books in 1977.
Whilst visiting the Master, who has been exiled to a luxurious castle prison on a small island, Doctor Who and Jo Grant learn that a number of ships have vanished in the area. Whilst investigating these mysterious disappearances, Jo and the Doctor are attacked by a sea-devil, one of a submarine colony distantly related to the Silurians. Soon they discover that the sea-devils plan to conquer the Earth and enslave humanity, aided and abetted by the Master. What can Doctor Who do to stop them?
Geoffrey Beevers, who played an incarnation of the Master in the classic BBC TV series, reads Malcolm Hulke s complete and unabridged novelization, first published by Target Books in 1974."
Geoffrey Beevers reads this action-packed novelisation of a Third Doctor television adventure. Seven months after it left Mars there has still been no radio communication with the Probe Seven spacecraft, or the astronauts inside it. Back on Earth concern is mounting, and eventually a recovery capsule is sent up to rescue the astronauts. But when the capsule returns to Earth it is found to be empty. As the Doctor and Liz investigate, they discover that the interior of the capsule is highly radioactive: if anyone was inside, they would now surely be dead. Have the astronauts returned to Earth? And if not, who are the sinister space-suited figures who stalk the countryside, and whose very touch means instant death? Duration: 4 hours approx.
The evil Master has stolen the Time Lords file on the horrifying Doomsday Weapon with which, when he finds it, he can blast whole planets out of existence and make himself ruler of the galaxy The Time Lords direct Doctor Who and Jo Grant in the TARDIS to a bleak planet in the year 2471, where they find colonists from Earth under threat from mysterious, savage, monster lizards with frightful claws And hidden upon the planet is the Doomsday Weapon, for which the Master is intently searching.
Geoffrey Beevers, who played an incarnation of the Master in the classic BBC TV "Doctor Who" series, reads Malcolm Hulke s complete and unabridged novelization, first published by Target Books in 1974."
Doctor screamed Jo. Look at that thing. It s coming straight at us A small, black spaceship, about a mile away, was approaching rapidly. It had no lights, no markings. But some instinct told Jo that the tiny craft meant danger.
The year is 2540, and two powers loom large in the galaxy Earth and Draconia. After years of peace, their spaceships are now being mysteriously attacked and cargoes rifled. Each suspects the other and full-scale war seems unavoidable.The Doctor, accused of being a Draconian spy, is thrown into prison. And only when the Master appears on the scene do things really begin to move
Geoffrey Beevers, who played an incarnation of the Master in the classic BBC TV "Doctor Who" series, reads Malcolm Hulke s complete and unabridged novelization, based on the TV adventure Frontier in Space and first published by Target Books in 1976."
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