The Paradise of Death

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The Paradise of Death
Doctor Who radio play
Paradise of Death.jpg
CD release cover
Cast
Production
Writer Barry Letts
Director Phil Clarke
Length 5 episodes, 30 mins each
Originally broadcast 27 August – 24 September 1993
Chronology
← Preceded by Followed by →
The Time Warrior Invasion of the Dinosaurs

The Paradise of Death is a radio audio drama based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who, produced by the BBC and first broadcast in five episodes on BBC Radio 5 from 27 August to 24 September 1993. The original radio play was released on CD as part of the BBC Radio Collection in March 2000. A second radio play featuring the Third Doctor, The Ghosts of N-Space, was broadcast in 1996.

Synopsis[edit]

Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart asks the Doctor to investigate a new theme park called Space World. Together with Sarah Jane Smith and Jeremy Fitzoliver, they take in the incongruous exhibits, including virtual reality and even live alien creatures.

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Doctor Who book
Book cover
The Paradise of Death
Series Target novelisations
Release number 156
Writer Barry Letts
Publisher Target Books
ISBN 0-426-20413-1
Release date 1994

Continuity[edit]

Naglon[edit]

  • Self-described as "barely humanoid", they are bipedal but have mauve faces that display extreme changes of colour and motion in reaction to emotion or stress. The Doctor states he has had trouble with the species before. The single Naglon in The Paradise of Death is an extreme sadist who revels in causing pain and death as well as enjoying feeling those emotions in his victims.

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In print[edit]

The Paradise of Death was novelised as part of the Target Books range by Barry Letts in 1994 (ISBN 0-426-20413-1); it was the 156th and final novelisation to be published by Target, ending a series of books that began in 1964 (and under the Target label since 1973). The following serial, The Ghosts of N-Space, would be novelised under the Virgin Missing Adventures series.

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