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Doctor Who and the Green Death
Doctor Who and the Green Death
Doctor: Third Doctor
Companion(s): Jo
Featuring: The Brig, Mike Yates, Benton
Main enemy:
Main setting: Earth, circa 1970s
Key crew
Publisher: Target Books, W.H. Allen
Writer: Malcolm Hulke
Read by: Katy Manning
Cover by: Peter Brookes
Release details
Release number: 29 (given to later editions)
Release date: 21 August 1975
Format: Hardcover and paperback editions; 12 Chapters, 142 Pages
ISBN 0-426-11543-0
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Doctor Who and the Green Death was a novelisation based on the 1973 television serial The Green Death.

Publisher's summary Edit

1979 edition Edit

The Green Death begins slowly. In a small Welsh mining village a man emerges from the disused colliery covered in a green fungus. Minutes later he is dead. Unit, Jo Grant and Doctor Who in tow, arrive on the scene to investigate, but strangely reluctant to assist their enquiries is Dr Stevens, director of the local refinery Panorama Chemicals.

Are they in time to destroy the mysterious power which threatens them all before the whole village, and even the world, is wiped out by a deadly swarm of green maggots?

Chapter titles Edit

  1. 'Wealth in our time!'
  2. The Doctor Plans a Holiday
  3. Land of My Fathers
  4. Into the Mine
  5. Escape!
  6. The Sluice Pipe
  7. The Egg
  8. The Maggots
  9. The Swarm
  10. The Green Death
  11. The Chrysalis
  12. One World, One People, One BOSS!

Deviations from televised story Edit

  • The refinery is called Panorama Chemicals in the book, whereas in the TV version it's called Global Chemicals.
  • Dr Ralph Arnold Fell is renamed Dr Arnold Bell.
  • Jo wonders if the Doctor has fallen in love with her.
  • Elgin is reinstated into the events where he was replaced in the televised version by James.
  • The Doctor mourns killing the giant dragonfly.

Writing and publishing notes Edit

to be added

Additional cover images Edit

British publication history Edit

  • Hardback
W.H. Allen & Co. Ltd. UK
  • Paperback
Target

Re-issues:

60p (UK)
1979 Target Books with a new cover by Alun Hood priced 60p (UK)

Editions published outside Britain Edit

to be added

Audiobook Edit

The Green Death Audio

This Target book was released complete and unabridged by BBC Audio and read by Katy Manning, who was played Jo Grant.

The audio set of four CDs with an ISBN 1-405-? was released in October 2008 priced £13.99 (UK)

The cover blurb and thumbnail illustrations were retained in the accompanying booklet with sleevenotes by David J. Howe. Music and sound effects by Simon Power.

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