Doctor Who ‘The Evil of the Daleks’ to be novelised by Frazer Hines

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An inventive new retelling of an all-time classic Doctor Who adventure, The Evil of the Daleks, will be published as a novel in October.

First released in 1967 on our television screens, The Evil of the Daleks will be the first novel from beloved Doctor Who actor, Frazer Hines, who played one of the show’s longest running companions, Jamie McCrimmon. Jamie was companion to Patrick Troughton’s Second Doctor from 1966-69.

After defending a space station from a Cyberman incursion, the Doctor and Jamie learn that young astrophysicist Zoe wishes to join them on their travels. To give her fair warning of the dangers she may face, the Doctor places the TARDIS outside time and space and uses a mind projector to share one of their most harrowing adventures…

And so, Jamie is forced to relive his encounter with the Daleks at their most evil and calculating. In a complex plot that dragged him from modern-day London to Victorian times and finally to the Dalek world of Skaro, he endured ordeals that tested his courage, strength – and his friendship with the Doctor – to the limit. He presents his own version of some of those events to Zoe; events that still anger him.

And while fact and fiction blur inside the TARDIS, a malevolent force watches from outside. Soon, Jamie finds himself lured from the safety of the ship into dangers that could end Zoe’s travels before they begin – and all their lives, as well.

An excerpt from the novel is available on the official Doctor Who website.

The missing Doctor Who Season 4 television story The Evil of the Daleks is also available as an animated recreation.

The Evil of the Daleks by Frazer Hines is out in hardback and on audio format on 26 October 2023 and is available for pre-order.