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The Paradise of Death was a BBC Radio drama first broadcast in 1993. It was the second audio drama made, after Slipback in 1985, and the first audio drama to feature Jon Pertwee as the Third Doctor. This made him the earliest actor to portray the Doctor that also lent his voice to an audio serial. However, he would only perform one more audio story in his lifetime.

The story introduced new companion Jeremy Fitzoliver, played by Richard Pearce. The story also featured a number of actors who also played different characters in the TV series, including Maurice Denham, Trevor Martin, Philip Anthony, Peter Miles and Harold Innocent.

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When a horrific and inexplicable death occurs at Space World, a new theme park on Hampstead Heath, UNIT is called in to investigate. The Doctor is highly suspicious. Just who controls the Parakon Corporation, the shadowy organisation behind the running of the park? What is "Experienced Reality" and what are the limits of its awesome powers?


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  • Sarah and the Brigadier meet for the first time.
  • Freeth notes that whilst being on Earth, he is an ethnic minority.


  • The Brigadier mocks the Doctor's use of the phrase "reverse the polarity of the neutron flow". The Doctor says that it would sound like nonsense to a classical subatomic physicist.


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  • This story puts a different spin on the opening moments of the television story Invasion of the Dinosaurs. Television viewers may have thought the opening moments of Dinosaurs directly followed the closing scene of The Time Warrior. This story suggests otherwise, depicting the first meeting of the Brigadier and Sarah Jane Smith.
  • A novelisation by Barry Letts was published in 1994. It was the final release in the long-running Target Books novelisation series.



  • This story was originally broadcast on BBC Radio 5 in 1993.
  • It was released on double cassette in September 1993.
  • It was released on CD on 6 March 2000.
  • It was re-released as part of The BBC Radio Episodes box set on 6 June 2011.
  • It is now available for sale as a download on iTunes.
  • It was released on Vinyl by Demon Records, along with The Ghosts of N-Space, on 28 February 2020.

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