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The Awakening (novelisation)

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The Awakening
Awakening novel
Based on: The Awakening
Doctor: Fifth Doctor
Companion(s): Tegan, Turlough, Kamelion
Main enemy: Malus
Main setting: Little Hodcombe, Earth, 1984
Key crew
Publisher: Target Books, W.H. Allen
Writer: Eric Pringle
Read by: Nerys Hughes
Cover by: Andrew Skilleter
Release details
Release number: 95
Release date: 13 June 1985
Format: Hardcover and paperback editions; 10 Chapters, 144 Pages
ISBN 0-426-20158-2
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The Awakening was a novelisation based on the 1984 television serial The Awakening.

Publisher's summary Edit

1985 edition Edit

The Doctor has promised Tegan that they will visit her grandfather in the English village of Little Hodcombe, in the year 1984, a precision of timing and location that the TARDIS has not always achieved...

When the Type-40 machine comes to rest, the view on the scanner screen only serves to confirm Tegan's rather low expectations of the TARDIS' performance.
The most sensible course of action would be to leave immediately – but despite Turlough's protests the Doctor rushes out to take on a seemingly hopeless rescue mission...

Chapter titles Edit

  1. An Unexpected Aura
  2. The Devil in the Church
  3. The Body in the Barn
  4. Of Psychic Things
  5. 'A Particularly Nasty Game'
  6. The Awakening
  7. Tegan the Queen
  8. Stone Monkey
  9. Servant of the Malus
  10. Fulfillment

Deviations from televised story Edit

  • Includes a sequence with Kamelion which had been cut from the broadcast version of the serial.

Writing and publishing notes Edit

  • Dedication “For Pat, Susanah and David, with love”
  • Inside back cover features colour advert for Fantastic Doctor Who Poster Offers!

Additional cover images Edit

to be added

British publication history Edit

First publication:

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

 Audiobook Edit

This Target Book was released complete and unabridged by BBC Audio and read by Nerys Hughes, who played Todd in Kinda.

The audio set of four CDs was released in August 2010 priced £13.99 (UK)

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