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Scratchman was a novelisation of the unproduced movie Doctor Who Meets Scratchman, which was written by Tom Baker and James Goss, with early contributions from Ian Marter.

The novelisation was written by Tom Baker, and was the Fourth Doctor actor's first DWU writing credit. He initially planned this story during his first season playing the Doctor.

Publisher's summary Edit

The Doctor, Harry and Sarah Jane Smith arrive at a remote Scottish island, when their holiday is cut short by the appearance of strange creatures — hideous scarecrows, who are preying on the local population. The islanders are living in fear, and the Doctor vows to save them all. But it doesn't go to plan — the time travellers have fallen into a trap, and Scratchman is coming for them.

With the fate of the universe hanging in the balance, the Doctor must battle an ancient force from another dimension, one who claims to be the Devil. Scratchman wants to know what the Doctor is most afraid of. And the Doctor’s worst nightmares are coming out to play...

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  • The Sword of Never is a weapon used to punish Time Lord criminals.
  • The Doctor's Paradox Declension tutor is in the audience at his trial.
  • The Doctor's TARDIS has a Jigsaw Room: a faulty device predicting its occupants entire future instead of its surrounding

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Audiobook Edit

This novel was released on 31 January 2019 complete and unabridged by BBC Audio and read by Tom Baker with Cybermen voices by Nicholas Briggs.

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