Broadcaster, Matthew Sweet has interviewed the writer and script editor, Eric Saward as BBC Books launch Resurrection of the Daleks, the long-awaited novelisation of the Fifth Doctor adventure.
Saward wrote four TV serials – The Visitation, Earthshock, Resurrection of the Daleks, and Revelation of the Daleks – and adapted the former two for Target books; however, they couldn’t secure the rights for his two Dalek stories, meaning we’re only now getting treated to novel versions of the Fifth and Sixth Doctor stories.
This is a lovely, relaxed, and honest chat, so if you have 10-minutes spare, it’s well worth watching.
Resurrection of the Daleks is out now, while Revelation of the Daleks will be released in November 2019.
Here’s the blurb for Resurrection of the Daleks:
The universe is at war. Action takes courage.
The TARDIS is ensnared in a time corridor, catapulting it into derelict docklands on 20th century Earth. The Doctor and his companions, Tegan and Turlough, stumble on a warehouse harbouring fugitives from the future at the far end of the corridor – and are soon under attack from a Dalek assault force.
The Doctor’s oldest enemies have set in motion an intricate and sinister plot to resurrect their race from the ashes of an interstellar war. For the Daleks’ plans to succeed, they must set free their creator, Davros, from a galactic prison – and force the Doctor to help them achieve total control over time and space. But the embittered Davros has ideas of his own…
35 years after its first TV transmission, Doctor Who fan-favourite Resurrection of the Daleks is novelised at last, by the author of the original script, Eric Saward.