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The Companions of Doctor Who: Harry Sullivan's War

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It is ten years since Harry Sullivan left UNIT and gave up his travels in the TARDIS with the Doctor and Sarah Jane.

Since then he has been engaged in top secret work, developing antidotes to nerve toxins. But when he is transferred to Yarra in the Hebrides to work on weapons research, he has severe misgivings. For one thing, it goes against much of what he believes in. For
Paperback, 144 pages
Published September 11th 1986 by Carol Publishing Corporation
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Shame that the 'Companions' book series fizzled after three books, as it was a fun idea and the three books were decent reads.

In this one, Harry Sullivan finds himself in the middle of James Bond-ish spy adventure. What makes this fun, is Harry is never going to be James Bond. He is in way over his head and tends to just stumble through this story. He's good natured and tries, but he's closer to Bertie Wooster than 007.

Only gripe is I thought the ending felt rushed and a bit slapped together, li
Nicholas Whyte[return][return]This was the second officially published Doctor Who novelisation not based on a TV story (the first being the long-forgotten Turlough and the Earthlink Dilemma, from earlier in 1986). Alas, it is not very good. I was startled on page 4 to learn that, in this book meant to have a contemporary mid-1980s setting, NATO headquarters was in Geneva. A fairly trivial detail to those readers who visit neither NATO nor Geneva as frequently as I do, but ...more
Paul Doody
Hugely entertaining '39 Steps'-style yarn from the late Ian Marter, who played the character of Harry Sullivan in Doctor Who in 1974-5. Well-written and fast paced.
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Ian Don Marter was born at Alcock Hospital in Keresley, near Coventry, on the 28th of October 1944. His father, Donald Herbert, was an RAF sergeant and electrician by trade, and his mother was Helen, nee Donaldson.

He was, among other things, a teacher and a milkman.
He became an actor after graduating from Oxford University, and appeared in Repertory and West End productions and on television. He t
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