The Rescue

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The Rescue


Pages 144
ISBN 0-426-20308-9
Publication Date 21 January 1988


From his one previous visit The Doctor remembers the inhabitants of the planet Dido as a gentle, peace-loving people.

But when he returns, things have changed dramatically.

It seems that the Dido have brutally massacred the crew of the crashed spaceliner Astra. Even now they are threatening the lives of the sole survivors,

Bennett and the orphan girl Vicki.

Why have the Didoi apparently turned against their peaceful natures? Can Bennett and Vicki survive until the rescue ship from Earth arrives? And who is the mysterious Koquillion?



  • Prologue

  1. Chapter One
  2. Chapter Two
  3. Chapter Three
  4. Chapter Four
  5. Chapter Five
  6. Chapter Six
  7. Chapter Seven
  8. Chapter Eight
  9. Chapter Nine
  10. Chapter Ten
  11. Chapter Eleven
  12. Chapter Twelve
  13. Chapter Thirteen
  14. Chapter Fourteen
  15. Chapter Fifteen

  • Epilogue


    • In this novel the natives who surprise Bennett are a male and a female (they both appeared to be male on screen). They are killed by the crew of the rescue ship.
    • The novel includes scenes set on board the rescue ship.
    • Dido is presented as a dying planet that will soon be uninhabitable, unlike the television story.
    • The TARDIS nearly crashes into the rescue ship twice.
    • An epilogue is added.

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