News Audio TV | Written by Martin Unsworth 19/06/2021

DOCTOR WHO – The Myth Makers Coming to Vinyl

The narrated soundtrack to the ‘lost’ Doctor Who four-part, William Hartnell-era adventure The Myth Makers is being released on vinyl by Demon Records.

From the press release:

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…

Presented across two 140g vinyl Trojan Sunset splatter discs, this 1965 TV soundtrack – no episodes of which survive as film recordings – is narrated by Peter Purves, who co-stars as the Doctor’s companion Steven, with Maureen O’Brien making her final appearance as Vicki. 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 familiar strains of the Doctor Who theme are courtesy of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

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 two-disc set will be released on August 27th, 2021 and can be pre-ordered now.