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.