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Planet of Giants was a novelisation based on the 1964 television serial Planet of Giants.

Publisher's summary Edit

The Doctor is feeling confident: this time the TARDIS has landed on Earth; in England; in 1963. But when he and his companions venture outside, they are soon lost in a maze of ravines and menaced by gigantic insects. And the insects are dying-every living thing is dying...

Meanwhile, in a cottage garden on a perfect summer's day, the man from the Ministry arrives to put a stop to the production of DN6, a pesticide with the power to destroy all life-forms. But the men who invented DN6 will stop at nothing-not even murder-in their desire to see DN6 succeed.

Can the one-inch-tall Doctor foil their plans?

Chapter titles Edit

  1. Dangerous Landfall
  2. The Unknown
  3. The Terrible Truth
  4. The Destroyer
  5. Death in a Country Garden
  6. Getting Away with Murder
  7. Dangerous Rescue
  8. Whirlpool
  9. Suspicion
  10. The Doctor's Plan
  11. Barbara's Peril
  12. Plan of Action
  13. Fire!
  14. A Question of Size

Deviations from televised story Edit

  • The novelisation reinstates numerous scenes from the television script excised from the broadcast version.
  • Forester's first name is Mark.
  • The cat is described as "ginger" rather than tortoiseshell.

Story notes Edit

  • The cover and information on the right are for the only Target edition. It featured the artwork of Alister Pearson.

Writing and publishing notes Edit

  • This was the last story of the First Doctor's era to be novelised.

British publication history Edit

One single paperback edition, priced £1.99 (UK), estimated print run: 22,000 copies.

Audiobook Edit

This novel was released complete and unabridged by BBC Audio and read by Carole Ann Ford.

External links Edit

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