Doctor Who

  • by Gerry Davis
  • Narrated by Patrick Troughton, full cast
  • 1 hrs and 35 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

This televison adventure, starring second Doctor Patrick Troughton, was first broadcast in four episodes over December 1966 and January 1967. In it the time travellers arrive in Scotland in the aftermath of the battle of Culloden, meeting up with a band of fleeing Highlanders. Polly and the daughter of the group's Laird, whose battle injuries are being treated by the Doctor, go off to fetch water and return to find that the others have been captured by Redcoat troops. Can the Doctor save the day?

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historical fun & frolics

The description may suggest a very stern Doctor Who story but 'The Highlanders' is actually delightful entertainment of the very best quality. This is a cheeky, enjoyable romp through history with Patrick Troughton getting the chance to flex his comic muscles by pretending to be a dotty old German medic.

It's sad that the original episodes have been lost but this works beautifully as an audiobook. Frazer Hines delivers descriptions of the action with charm and brevity. It also worth noting that this storyline sees the debut of his character Jamie.

Essential listening for all Doctor Who fans.
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- Ned

Jamie, a Scot is about meet the Doctor

Where does Doctor Who rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

There at the top - although only listened to a few other books and genres


What did you like best about this story?

You can picture yourself in 18th century Scotland with a prime seat to watch the English fight the Scots with the new Doctor and his three companions caught in the middle and with divided loyalties


What about Patrick Troughton and full cast ’s performance did you like?

The next best thing to watching this on DVD - which you can't as it does not exist on video anymore


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The English Officer being forced to help the Scottish women


Any additional comments?

Try other BBC Audio on Audible

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- Mark Elson

Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-01-2005
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited