Doctor Who and the Dæmons was a novelisation based on the 1971 television serial The Dæmons.
Publisher's summary Edit
1974 Target Books edition Edit
DOCTOR WHO is strangely concerned about Professor Horner's plan to cut open an ancient barrow near the peaceful English village of Devil's End; equally worried is Miss Hawthorne, the local white witch, who foretells a terrible disaster if he goes ahead; determined that the Professor should is Mr. Magister, the new vicar (in truth the MASTER) whose secret ceremonies are designed to conjure up from out of the barrow a horribly powerful being from a far-off planet ... The Brigadier and Jo Grant assist DOCTOR WHO in this exciting confrontation with the forces of black magic!
`DOCTOR WHO, the children's own programme which adults adore...' Gerard Garrett, The Daily Sketch.
1980 Target Books edition Edit
Equally worried is Miss Hawthorne, the local white witch, who foretells a terrible disaster if he goes ahead.
The only person who wants the Professor to open to the barrow is the vicar (in truth the Master) whose secret ceremomies are designed to conjure up from out of the barrow a horribly powerful being ...
1993 Target Books edition Edit
'HARKEN TO MY VOICE, OH DARK ONE; ANCIENT AND AWFUL; SUPREME IN ARTIFICE; BEARER OF POWER; I CONJORE THEE!'
Working with UNIT on earth, the Doctor is strangely concerned about Professor Horner's plans to cut open an ancient barrow near the peaceful village of Devil's End. Equally worried is Miss Hawthorne, the local white witch, who foretells a terrible disaster if he goes ahead. The only person who wants Horner to open to the barrow is the new vicar - in truth the Master - whose secret ceremomies are designed to conjure up from the barrow a horribly powerful being.
Chapter titles Edit
- The White Witch
- The New Vicar
- The Opening of the Barrow
- The Appearance of the Beast
- The Heat Barrier
- The Second Appearance
- Into Danger
- The Third Appearance
- The Rescue
- Into the Cavern
- The Sacrifice
Deviations from televised story Edit
- As in the earlier novelisation PROSE: Doctor Who and the Zarbi, the Doctor is referred to in the text by the name "Doctor Who".
- Some characters are renamed: Jim is renamed Josh Wilkins and Tom Girton is renamed Tom Wilkins.
- Several characters are given first or last names: Bert is given the last name Walker, Thorpe is given the first name Ron and Winstanley's full name is given as Montmorency Vere de Vere Winstanley.
- Benton's scenes with Miss Hawthorne are expanded upon.
- Benton and Miss Hawthorne draw a pentagram to try to destroy Bok.
- The Master is upset when he thinks he killed the Doctor.
Writing and publishing notes Edit
- Title page includes: THE CHANGING FACE OF DOCTOR WHO. The cover illustration of this book portrays the third DOCTOR WHO whose physical appearance was altered by the Time Lords when they banished him to planet Earth in the Twentieth Century.
- This is the only novelisation of a televised story to be written by series producer Barry Letts. He would later novelise two Third Doctor radio plays and also write several original novels.
- This novelisation was later released as part of The Master Collection.
Additional cover images Edit
British publication history Edit
- W.H. Allen & Co. Ltd. UK
- 1980 Target Books with a new cover by Andrew Skilleter priced 75p (UK)
- 1993 Virgin Publishing with a new cover by Alistair Pearson priced £3.50 (UK)
Editions published outside Britain Edit
- Published in the Netherlands by Unieboek/De Gooise in about 1975/76 as a paperback edition, translated by Wim Hohage and published as Doctor Who en de Demonen, it was one of eight Dutch novelisations; despite the broadcaster TROS showing Seasons 12 and 13 at this time the cover still depicts the Third Doctor, however Chris Achilleos' image of the Fourth Doctor from The Doctor Who Monster Book does appear on the back cover.
- Published in Portugal by Editorial Presença in 1983 as a paperback edition, translated by Conceicao Fardim and Eduardo Nogueria and published as Doutor Who e a Arma Total, it was one of ten Portuguese novelisations.
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