Wave of Destruction was the first story in the fifth series of Fourth Doctor Adventures.
Publisher's summary Edit
A modulated frequency wave cancellation signal isn't something that the Doctor and Romana expect to detect in 1960s London. But then they don't expect to find Professor Lanchester, the man who invented it, lying unconscious. Or MI5 investigating.
With the help of MI5 Agent Miller, Lanchester's daughter Jill, and his nephew a pirate radio DJ called Mark, the Doctor, Romana and K-9 investigate. They soon discover that there is more at risk than they imagined, and an alien invasion is about to begin.
Can the Doctor identify and defeat the aliens in time? Will Romana manage to find a recombinant transducer before it's too late? And how will K-9 cope with his new job?
Part one Edit
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Part two Edit
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- The Doctor - Tom Baker
- Romana - Lalla Ward
- K9 - John Leeson
- Mark Lanchaster - Karl Theobald
- Barnaby Miller - Phil Mulryne
- Jill - Alix Wilton Regan
- Derek Fretus - John Banks
- Romana mistakenly believed that she and the Doctor were in the 1930s rather than 1964.
- Romana and the Doctor wait while K9 takes the TARDIS to 112 different locations and temporal periods to distract the Black Guardian. The Doctor doesn't care for his parking.
- Miller asks the Doctor and Romana for P-17 identity papers.
- Radio Frantic and other pirate radios make money from advertising.
- Mark refers to the New Music Express (NME).
- Miller mentions the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962.
- Radio Frantic's jingle is a carrier wave, allowing the Vardans to transmit anywhere it plays.
- The Vardans reference different forms of wave broadcasts including radio, television, radar, and quartz emissions.
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- K9 previously piloted the TARDIS to lead the Black Guardian on another wild goose chase across the universe. (AUDIO: The Auntie Matter)
- The Doctor still has his etheric beam locator. (TV: Genesis of the Daleks, The Talons of Weng-Chiang)
- Romana refers to her sonic screwdriver. (TV: The Horns of Nimon)
- The Doctor has previously encountered the Vardans. (AUDIO: The First Wave, The Locked Room; TV: The Invasion of Time)
- The Magpie Deluxe is on sale. (TV: The Idiot's Lantern, The Runaway Bride, The Sound of Drums; AUDIO: Hunters of Earth)
- Miller says that he has never heard of UNIT, but the Doctor says he will. (TV: The Web of Fear, The Invasion)
- The Tenth Doctor would later visit another 1960s pirate radio station. (AUDIO: Dead Air)