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Doctor Who: Marco Polo: 1st Doctor Novelisation (Audio CD) [9781787533684]

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Zienia Merton reads this captivating novelisation of an epic `lost' historical TV adventure featuring the First Doctor.

The young Venetian, Marco Polo, is on his way to the Emperor's court in Peking when he meets four intrepid time travellers: the elderly Doctor, his granddaughter Susan, and their companions Ian and Barbara. The TARDIS has broken down whilst on Earth, in the year 1289.

Marco Polo recognises in it a means of winning favour with the Emperor, and he insists that the travellers accompany his caravan to Cathay. The journey is fraught with sandstorms, drought, bandits, would-be assassins and many other hidden dangers.

Even if they do arrive safely at the court of Kublai Khan, the Doctor and his friends have no guarantee of ever seeing the inside of the TARDIS again...

Zienia Merton, who played Ping-Cho in the original BBC serial, reads John Lucarotti's own novelisation of his 1964 TV adventure. Duration: 4 hours approx.


AUTHOR: John Lucarotti was born in England and spent nine years in the Royal Navy during and after the Second World War. He then went to North America to work for Imperial Oil. It was here that he began writing. Later, he scripted an eighteen-part radio series about the life of Marco Polo for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, but at one point found himself earning more money as an encyclopedia salesman than as a writer. 

He had recently moved to Majorca when, at Syndey Newman's suggestion, David Whitaker approached him to write for Doctor Who. Remembering his CBC series, he chose Marco Polo as his subject. He contributed the first Brief Encounter short story for Doctor Who Magazine in 1990, in which the author met the First Doctor in a French bar. The story was reprinted in the 1992 Doctor Who Yearbook (Marvel, 1991).

John Lucarotti died in Paris, France, on 20 November 1994 aged 68.

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