BBC Audio are releasing a range of Doctor Who novelisations and audiobooks for 2023 in a whole new old school look

A series of Doctor Who audiobooks are coming in 2023. Some are new editions of classic Target novelizations, while the range also includes a new Twelfth Doctor audiobook The Ice Kings. There will also be a brand new short story collection Four from Doom’s Day (not to confused with the TV story Four to Doomsday).

But BBC Audio will be issuing them all in the striking new branding for the 60th Anniversary year. Moreover, the version on these CD releases is, appropriately, heavily inspired by the logo used by many of the classic 1970s Target novelisations. Though, ironically, for some of these books, this audiobook release will be their first time to use it.

 

Doctor Who: The Ice Kings (c) BBC Audio Twelfth Doctor Neil Bushnell Maureen O'Brien
Doctor Who: The Ice Kings (c) BBC Audio

Doctor Who: The Ice Kings

Maureen O’Brien reads an action-packed original adventure for the Twelfth Doctor, as played on TV by Peter Capaldi.

When Professor Irene Hyde’s Monday morning lecture at St Luke’s University is rudely interrupted by a man named the Doctor, it’s the beginning of an adventure she could never have dreamt possible.

Soon they are hurtling backwards in time to 1806, where the crew of the trading ship Favorite, led by the ‘Ice King’ himself, Frederic Tudor, are being picked off, one by one, by a hideous monster that lurks in the shadows.

A head frozen in ice provides a further complication to matters, as the robotic Nekkre awakes determined to vanquish all-comers. With the Doctor seriously weakened, Irene must tap into hidden reserves of courage if they are to have any hope of returning to 21st Century England…

 

Doctor Who: The Romans. Cover by Tony Masero (c) BBC Audio First Doctor Nero
Doctor Who: The Romans. Cover by Tony Masero (c) BBC Audio

The full schedule of 2023 releases so far

5th Jan

The Romans by Donald Cotton, read by Tim Treloar, Jamie Glover, Dan Starkey, Jon Culshaw, Maureen O’Brien and Louise Jameson
The Ice Kings by Neil Bushnell, read by Maureen O’Brien

 

Doctor Who: The Seeds of Death. Cover by Tony Masero (c) BBC Audio Ice Warriors Second Doctor Terrance Dicks David Troughton
Doctor Who: The Seeds of Death. Cover by Tony Masero (c) BBC Audio
2nd Feb

The Seeds of Death by Terrance Dicks, read by David Troughton

 

Doctor Who and the Planet of Evil. Cover by Andrew Skilleter (c) BBC Audio Tim Treloar Terrance Dicks
Doctor Who and the Planet of Evil. Cover by Andrew Skilleter (c) BBC Audio
6th April

Planet of Evil by Terrance Dicks, read by Tim Treloar

 

The Amazing World of Doctor Who Annual Fourth Doctor Sarah Jane Daleks Cybermen Zygons TARDIS (c) BBC Audio
The Amazing World of Doctor Who (c) BBC Audio
20th April

The Amazing World of Doctor Who, read by Louise Jameson, Geoffey Beevers, and Dan Starkey

1st June

Four from Doom’s Day by Darren Jones, reader to be announced
The Nightmare Fair by Graham Williams, reader to be announced

6th July
Silver Nemesis by Kevin Clarke, reader to be announced

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