Lalla Ward reads this thrilling novelisation of a classic Doctor Who adventure.
David Fisher was approached by script editor Anthony Read to
write for Doctor Who and the result was the 100th story,
The Stones of Blood, transmitted in 1978. Fisher first met
Read when the latter was setting up a series called The
Troubleshooters in 1965. Fisher went on to write for
Orlando (1967), Dixon of Dock Green (1969),
Sutherland's Law (1973) and General Hospital (1977).
As well as The Stones of Blood, Fisher also contributed
The Androids of Tara, The Creature from the Pit and The
Leisure Hive to Doctor Who. The first two stories were
novelised by Terrance Dicks, but Fisher decided to pen the latter
two himself for the Target range.
Following his work on Doctor Who, Fisher wrote for Hammer House of Horror (1980), Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense (1984) and collaborated with Read on a number of historical books with subjects including World War Two espionage, the Nazi persecution of Jews and the Nazi/Soviet pact of the early 1940s.
Romana actress Lalla Ward admirably lends her dulcet tones to the
reading * http://www.hertsad.co.uk *
A interesting contrast to its lavish TV original, this is closer to Fisher's concepts, and is brought to life well. -- Paul Simpson * http://scifibulletin.com *