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Coming Soon: The Myth Makers Gets the Vinyl Who Treatment

The soundtrack for a long-lost First Doctor story will be released later this summer on vinyl. The Myth Makers is a four-part tale from Season 3, the last to feature Maureen O’Brien as the wonderful Vicki.

The Vinyl Who soundtracks have so far included a range of missing and complete stories including The Daleks’ Master Plan, The Ice Warriors, and Horror of Fang Rock. But it’s especially exciting to see The Myth Makers get the LP treatment because no episodes exist at all; although there are a few limited photos, there are no telesnaps either. This feels very much like an under-explored part of Doctor Who history.

Here’s what it’s about:

When the TARDIS lands on the plains of Asia Minor, not far from the walled city of Troy, the Doctor is hailed as the great god Zeus.

He’s enlisted by the Greek army – led by Odysseus and Agamemnon – to come up with a strategy for defeating the Trojans. With his companions already prisoners of the opposing side, the Doctor draws his inspiration from the legend of a certain wooden horse…

And check out the gorgeous presentation!

Presented across two 140g vinyl Trojan Sunset splatter discs, this 1965 TV soundtrack is narrated by Peter Purves, who co-stars as the Doctor’s companion Steven.

The guest cast includes Max Adrian as King Priam, Barrie Ingham as Paris, Frances White as Cassandra and Ivor Salter as Odysseus. Incidental music is by Humphrey Searle, and the Doctor Who theme is courtesy of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, i.e. Ron Grainer and Delia Derbyshire.

The coloured LPs are presented in a gatefold sleeve with fully illustrated inner sleeves. Original episode billings, and full cast and credits, are included.

The Myth Makers is released as part of the Vinyl Who collection on 27th August 2021.

Philip Bates

Editor and co-founder of the Doctor Who Companion. When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything. Writer of The Black Archive: The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang, The Silver Archive: The Stone Tape, and 100 Objects of Doctor Who.

Coming Soon: The Myth Makers Gets the Vinyl Who Treatment

by Philip Bates time to read: 1 min
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