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Farewell Great Macedon was a 2009 publication issued by Nothing at the End of the Lane. The book collected two previously unpublished, unproduced scripts from the First Doctor era of Doctor Who by writer-actor Moris Farhi. The two scripts — the six-episode Farewell Great Macedon and a single-episode "tester script", The Fragile Yellow Arc of Fragrance — were supplemented by essays, reviews (including contributions from the Doctor Who Magazine editorial team), and artwork. This marked the first time that an unproduced First Doctor teleplay had been published since Titan Books published The Masters of Luxor in 1992. Both of the scripts included in this book were adapted into audiobooks by Big Finish Productions the following year, under The Lost Stories banner.
Publisher's summary[edit | edit source]
"Seeing history unfold itself before my very eyes. I was once told one should look upon history objectively. But now, I find myself emotionally involved -- and it makes me very unhappy..." - Barbara Wright
When the TARDIS arrives outside the gates of Babylon the First Doctor and his friends find themselves in the presence of Alexander the Great. But there is treachery at work as generals plot to overthrow the king and his men. When the travellers stand accused the Doctor and Ian must face trials while still trying to uncover the real murderers.
Farewell Great Macedon, from the pen of young writer Moris Farhi, is one of Doctor Who's earliest examples of a "missing story". Written in 1964, the tale shows many of the hallmarks of the first season of the fledgling science-fiction series while also including many suggestions for other ways the show might have developed. Now you can enjoy this glimpse into those early formative years.
This volume is rounded off with background on the real historical figures and reviews from several Doctor Who historians, plus a special edition of the DWM Time Team.
Included is a bonus opening script for another early submission from Moris Farhi - The Fragile Yellow Arc of Fragrance; and a brief history of Moris' distinguished career.
Features[edit | edit source]
- Introduction by Moris Farhi.
- "So Near, So Farhi" - biographical feature by Richard Bignell.
- Farewell Great Macedon, six-episode script
- DWM Time Team special edition review (Bignell, Clayton Hickman, Jacqueline Rayner, Peter Ware)
- Additional reviews by Jeremy Bentham, Paul Scoones, Philip MacDonald.
- "King of the World: The True Story of Alexander the Great" - historical feature by Greg Bakun and Robert Franks.
- The Fragile Yellow Arc of Fragrance Episode 1.
- Farhi bibliography/filmography.
Illustrations[edit | edit source]
- Simulated Radio Times listings suggesting how Farewell Great Macedon may have been presented had it been produced (including casting suggestions).
- Mock DWM Time Team column.
- Art by Adrian Salmon and Jason Fletcher
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- Nothing at the End of the Lane website.