William Hartnell is the original Doctor in this exclusive audio recording of a "lost" BBC television soundtrack. The Tardis materialises in Paris in 1572, a time of great danger and religious strike. Whilst the Doctor pays a visit to a famous apothecary Charles Preslin, Steven is befriended by a group of Protestants who come from the household of Admiral de Coligny.
Meanwhile the Catholic Queen Mother, Catherine de Medici, aided by the hated dignitary the Abbot of Abmoise, is hatching a plot to kill all the French Protestants - starting with Admiral de Coligny. worringly for Steven, the Abbot bears an uncanny resemblance to the Doctor. And when the plot fails and the Abbot is condemned to death, he is even more alarmed. Was that the Doctor being killed? Or does the Abbot just look like him?
The four episodes of this 1966 story no longer exists in the BBC television archives, the soundtrack has linking narration by Peter Purves and the whole thrilling adventure is brought back to life, exclusive to audio.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 10 / 2000
- 143 x 125mm