Doctor Who: The First Doctor Box Set (The Lost Stories 2.1)
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Farewell, Great Macedon
The TARDIS materialises in the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World, in the year 323 BC. The Doctor, Ian, Barbara and Susan meet Alexander the Great – but their excitement is tempered by the realization that these are the final days of Alexander's life. As the travellers become embroiled in the tragic events, the...more
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Published November 30th 2010 by Big Finish Productions
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The Doctor, Ian, Barbara and Susan land in the Hanging Garden of Babylon and find themselves in Alexander the Great's camp. This is a lost story written in the 60s. It is slightly in the style of the companion chronicles, more narration than cast. This is a brilliant story, gripping and full of great characters. I really don't know why it wasn't made. Just one thought, listen to it in one go as it doesn't make much sense when listened to in bits. It captured all the characters perfectly. A very...more
This box set contains two audio adventures featuring the First Doctor, Ian, Barbara and Susan that had been submitted by Moris Farhi to the production team near the show's beginning in the early 1960s. These are a six part story in which the Doctor encounters Alexander the Great towards the end of his life - Farewell, Great Macedon - and a very moving story which examines the affect that meeting the TARDIS team has on an alien family (The Fragile Yellow Arc of Fragrance).

The format of these stor...more
Nicholas Whyte
Big Finish, faced with the difficulty of doing them for audio now that William Hartnell and Jacqueline Hill are unable to contribute, have gone for an extended Companion Chronicle type format, with William Russell and Carole Ann Ford reprising the characters of Ian and Susan, also taking on various other incidental characters, joined by John Dorney as Alexander the Great for the first story and by Dorney and Helen Goldwyn for the second. As I said on reading them, they are both very sad stories...more
Stunningly well-done! This box set contains audio adaptations of two "lost stories": Farewell, Great Macedon (a six-part historical), and The Fragile Yellow Arc of Fragrance, a one-episode vignette that is both succinct and bittersweet.

Farewell, Great Macedon is the main attraction here, of course, and the story is just stellar. In form, it easily evokes comparisons to the televised story "Marco Polo", and for good reason: Both are historicals, both unfold over the span of several weeks, and the...more
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Farhi was born in Ankara, Turkey, in 1935. Farhi received B.A. in Humanities from Robert Academy, Istanbul, in 1954. He came to the UK the same year and trained at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, graduating in 1956 and settling in London. After a brief career as an actor, he took up writing.

Farhi has written several novels, including Children of the Rainbow and Journey through the Wilderness. C...more
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