Publisher's summary[edit | edit source]
2000 BBC Books edition[edit | edit source]
"My name is Bliss," said the newcomer, "and I bring great news for you all!"
The new owners of a Second World War aerodrome promise a golden dawn of prosperity for the East Anglian village of Culverton. The population rejoices — with one or two exceptions. Former Spitfire pilot Alec Whistler knows the aerodrome of old, having found a strange, jade-coloured crystal there years before...
When black-shirted troops appear on the streets, Whistler takes his suspicions to his old friend Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart. The Doctor and Jo are sent to investigate and soon discover that all is not well in the seemingly idyllic village.
What are the black coffin-like objects being unloaded at the aerodrome? What horror lies behind Legion International's impeccable facade? And what is the monstrous creature growing and mutating in the marsh?
As Culverton gears up for its summer fete, the Doctor finds himself involved in a race against time to prevent a massive colonisation of Earth. For the last of the Gaderene are on their way...
2013 BBC Books edition[edit | edit source]
The aerodrome in Culverton has new owners, and they promise an era of prosperity for the idyllic village. But former Spitfire pilot Alex Whistler is suspicious – when black-shirted troops appear on the streets, he contacts his old friend Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart at UNIT. The Third Doctor is sent to investigate – and soon uncovers a sinister plot to colonise the Earth. The Gaderene are on their way...
Plot[edit | edit source]
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Characters[edit | edit source]
- Third Doctor
- Jo Grant
- Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
- Captain Mike Yates
- Sergeant Benton
- Charles Cochrane
- Alec Whistler
- The Master
- Jocelyn Strangeways
- John Trickett
- Noah Bishop
- Ted Bishop
- Max Bishop
- Stephen Darnell
References[edit | edit source]
Notes[edit | edit source]
- The novel was reprinted with a brand new cover on 7 March 2013 to celebrate the Doctor Who 50th anniversary.
- The audio set of eight CDs was released 21 May 2015 priced £25 (UK).
Continuity[edit | edit source]
- The Doctor's exile on Earth has been recently lifted and he now has control over the TARDIS. (TV: The Three Doctors)
Additional cover images[edit | edit source]
Editions published outside Britain[edit | edit source]
- Published in Germany by Bastei Lübbe in 2018 as a paperback edition.
Audiobook[edit | edit source]
- This novel was released as an audiobook, in the UK, on 21 May 2015 by BBC Audio and read by Richard Franklin.
- This novel was also released, in Germany, on 27 July 2018 by Lübbe Audio and read by Michael Schwarzmaier.
[edit | edit source]
- Official Last of the Gaderene page at Penguin Books
- The Discontinuity Guide to: Last of the Gaderene at The Whoniverse
- The Cloister Library: Last of the Gaderene