BBC Books to publish Saward Doctor Who stories

BBC Books to publish Saward Doctor Who stories

BBC Books will publish novelisations of two "iconic" Doctor Who adventures by Eric Saward, one of the show’s longest serving script editors, later this year. 

Doctor Who: Resurrection of the Daleks will publish on 18th July and Doctor Who: Revelation of the Daleks will publish on 14th November. 

Albert DePetrillo, publishing director at BBC Books, acquired world rights in both titles from the author directly. Each book will be published as a £12.99 hardback in 2019, with paperback editions, as part of the Target range, to follow in 2020. 

In Doctor Who: Resurrection of the Daleks, the synopsis reads: “The TARDIS is ensnared in a time corridor, catapulting it into derelict docklands on 20th century Earth. The Doctor and his companions, Tegan and Turlough, stumble on a warehouse harbouring fugitives from the future at the far end of the corridor – and are soon under attack from a Dalek assault force.”

Doctor Who: Revelation of the Daleks sees the Doctor and Peri land on the planet Necros to visit the funerary home Tranquil Repose, “but the Great Healer of Tranquil Repose is far from benign. Under his command, Daleks guard the catacombs where sickening experiments are conducted on human bodies. The new life he offers the dying comes at a terrible cost – and the Doctor and Peri are being lured into a trap that will change them forever.”

BBC Books said: “Written by Saward himself, these novels are the only two classic-era Doctor Who adventures yet to be novelised, and their publication more than three decades after their first TV transmission will fill a long-held gap in fans’ collections the world over.