Doctor Who: The Christmas Invasion - Preview

May 03, 2018 | BBC Audio

May 3rd sees the release of Doctor Who: The Christmas Invasion, the first in a series of unabridged readings of brand new Doctor Who novelisations featuring 21st century Doctors from BBC Audio.

Camille Coduri – who originally played companion Rose Tyler’s mother Jackie – reads the Tenth Doctor’s first adventure, written by bestselling novelist Jenny T Colgan, based on Russell T Davies’s original TV episode.

When a British space probe is intercepted by a sinister alien vessel on the eve of Christmas, it marks the beginning of an audacious invasion of the Earth by the Sycorax – horrifying marauders from beyond the stars. Within hours, a third of humanity stands on the brink of death with not a single shot fired.

Our planet needs a champion – but the Doctor is not fit for service. He’s just regenerated, delirious in a new body and a dressing gown. Forced into his battered shoes is his friend, Rose Tyler, a girl from a London council estate. Will she save the world from this nightmare before Christmas – or see it destroyed?

Earth is under attack by power-hungry aliens. This is no time for the Doctor to be out of action.

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