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Lovarzi Launches Brand New Doctor Who Fiction (And You Can Listen Free Right Now!)

Lovarzi, manufacturers of an excellent range of Doctor Who merchandise including their legendary replica scarves, have extended their blog offering recently with the addition of a new piece of fiction related to the series.

They Say He Listened Calmly is written by our Doctor Who Companion colleague Alex Skerratt, and it’s a short but intriguing tale which fills a significant gap in Doctor Who continuity by presenting the events leading up to the 1996 TV Movie. Told from the Doctor’s point of view, it imagines just how this great foe of the Daleks may have been persuaded to undertake what always felt like a rather unlikely sounding mission to pay them a visit to collect the Master’s remains.

It begins in a Douglas Adams fashion:

Never trust a bread basket. Such a bundle of disappointment – the chef’s subtle way of telling you that dinner would be a while.

You can choose to either read the story over at Lovarzi’s site or alternatively listen to a specially recorded audio version voiced by Wink Taylor, clearly a talented fellow who has worked for Big Finish (and has written for Candy Jar Books) and whose other Doctor Who impressions on YouTube are well worth a listen.

We’ve certainly not been short of new Doctor Who audio material in lockdown and this new story is a welcome addition. You can read and listen to They Say He Listened Calmly at Lovarzi.

Jonathan Appleton

A regular Doctor Who viewer since Pertwee fought maggots and spiders, Jonathan isn't about to stop now. He considers himself lucky to have grown up in an era when Doctor Who, Star Trek and Blakes 7 could all be seen on primetime BBC1. As well as writing regularly for The Doctor Who Companion he's had chapters included in a couple of Blakes 7 books.

Lovarzi Launches Brand New Doctor Who Fiction (And You Can Listen Free Right Now!)

by Jonathan Appleton time to read: 1 min
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