Doctor Who: Men of War - Preview

May 03, 2018 | BBC Audio

Original 60s cast member Peter Purves – who played Steven alongside William Hartnell’s First Doctor – reads Doctor Who: Men of War, a brand new original 70-minute audio adventure from BBC Audio, featuring the First Doctor, Steven and Sara Kingdom, set in the First World War.

“The Battle of the Somme is the pivotal moment of this conflict… History hinges on it!” It’s the start of August 1916, and war is raging on the battlefields of France. In the front line trenches, British soldiers are vanishing without trace. Captain Mark Steadman witnesses one of his comrades being pulled down beneath the mud, and realises that
something is terribly wrong.

When three civilians and a large blue box arrive on the scene, Steadman finds himself helping in their enquiries. The Doctor declares that something has gone wrong with the timeline of the War; the Battle of the Somme should have already begun, yet there is no sign of it. He demands an audience with Field Marshall Haig!

A crater in no-man’s land reveals the grisly horror of the missing men’s fate, and brings the Doctor and his friends
into terrible danger. There are forces at work here which even he can’t fully comprehend…

This powerful new story by celebrated writer and Creative Consultant of the BBC Books range of Doctor Who titles,  Justin Richards, is the first of a new three-story arc featuring classic Doctors, set in the First World War, marking the 100 years since the conclusion of the First World War.

Doctor Who: Men of War is out on May 3rd and will be available from Amazon.co.uk and other leading retailers.

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