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The greatest show in the galaxy?,
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This review is from: Doctor Who: The Greatest Show In The Galaxy (Dr Who) (Audio CD)
Ace doesn't like clowns. So a trip to the planet Segonax to visit the famous circus - proudly proclaimed as The Greatest Show In The Galaxy - doesn't appeal to her at all.
The Doctor is insistent though, and once they arrive he quickly finds himself entered in the talent contest. But all is not well, and there are dark secrets to be uncovered and an ancient evil for the Doctor and Ace to fight.
Originally released by Target Books in 1989, Stephen Wyatt's novelisation of his original scripts is an efficient retelling of the television original. There's not a great deal added to the book, but it's still an effective adaptation of a good story.
It's read by Sophie Aldred, her first for the range. It's a very good reading from her, as she produces a nice range of voices for the different characters and she has a pleasant speaking voice as well..
A solid reading of a solid book from an era of the programme that is sometimes unfairly overlooked. Doctor Who in the late 1980's didn't perform particularly well in the ratings, but it often had stories of imagination and character, and this is one of them.