A tense, psychological BBC drama from the first Doctor Who series, the Sensorites remains a classic much loved by Doctor Who fans.
A spaceship silently drifts seemingly abandoned through the dark vastness of space. But when the TARDIS lands inside the craft, nothing is as it immediately appears. The Doctor and his companions, Susan, Ian and Barbara, search the foreboding craft and discover what seems like the corpses of the ship’s crew. Yet the crew are not dead, and after they are revived they tell a fearful tale of an attack by a race of telepathic aliens, called the Sensorites. When the Sensorites re-appear on board they steal the lock to the TARDIS. But when the Doctor follows them to their home planet of Sense-Sphere, a far deeper mystery is revealed.
The novelisation was written by Nigel Robinson and published by Target Books in 1987. Listeners with fond memories of the series will recognise the voice of the reader, William Russell. Russell played Doctor Who’s companion Ian in the original serial, adding an extra dimension to the story with his insider knowledge of The Sensorites episode.
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