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K9 and Company

(The Companions of Doctor Who #3)

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In the sleepy village of Hazelbury Abbas, the Winter Solstice is fast drawing near. It is a time of deep mystery and ancient evil.

Sarah Jane Smith, journalist and former companion to the Doctor, comes to Hazelbury Abbas to start work on her new book. While there she meets Brendan, the young ward of her Aunt Lavinia.

Suddenly Brendan disappears. Has he been kidnapped by the
Paperback, 160 pages
Published October 1st 1987 by Target Bks.
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Nov 03, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: doctor-who
Yes, it was a cheesy TV show, and the story is only slightly better, but it was a fun, cheesy story.

Sarah Jane Smith travels to her aunt's house in the country for some rest and ends up with a new dog, a young ward to look after and a mystery to deal with as her aunt has disappeared and there are rumors of a witches coven in the neighborhood.

An old fashioned mystery with some genuine suspenseful bits and two likable main characters.
Nicholas Whyte[return][return]Long, long before Torchwood or the Sarah Jane Adventures, the BBC made a pilot for a possible spinoff series, K9 and Company, which lasted for precisely one 50-minute episode in December 1981. The novelisation, by Terence Dudley who also wrote the script, wasn't published until 1987, as the third the last in another series of spinoffs, Target's Companions of Doctor Who (the two earlier books being Turlough and the Earthlink Dilemma ...more
Dec 07, 2011 rated it did not like it
Ugg, this was a bore. Morbid curiosity is the only thing that kept me reading it. The story moved far too slowly and Sarah Jane seemed out of character. She wept and cried in several places. Really, Sarah Jane crying? Apparently, she has a black belt in karate. I don't remember seeing this in the show. I thought Sarah Jane was more of a tough mental character rather than an Angelina Jolie type.
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Jun 16, 2010 rated it it was amazing
In 1981, the BBC showed what was then the first and, until 2007, the only, spin-off from Doctor Who. This is the novelisation of that spin-off, in which much-loved companion Sarah Jane Smith teamed-up with robot dog K9 to investigate sinister goings-on in a small village. Solidly-written reminder of a simpler age.
Lori S.
The audio version actually adds to the story, and it's appropriate to the season too. I like John Leeson's voice.
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Terence Dudley joined the BBC in 1958 and worked with them throughout his life in various capacities.

He was a producer on the SF-flavoured The Big Pull, Doomwatch (working alongside Kit Pedler and Gerry Davis) and Survivors (the mid-seventies post-apocalyptic drama created by Terry Nation, although the two did not see eye-to-eye on how the series should evolve).

He directed episodes of Out of the U

Other books in the series

The Companions of Doctor Who (3 books)
  • The Companions of Doctor Who: Turlough and the Earthlink Dilemma
  • The Companions of Doctor Who: Harry Sullivan's War
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