The Savages


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BOOK DETAILS

Pages 127
ISBN 0-426-20230-9
Publication Date 11 September 1986

SYNOPSIS

1986 Target Books edition

Landing on a distant planet, The Doctor confidently announces to his companions that the TARDIS has brought them to an age of great advancement, peace and prosperity.

The Doctor’s calculations seem to be confirmed when the travellers are greeted by Jano and the Elders who take them on a tour of their city – a haven of beauty, harmony and friendship, set in a wilderness inhabited by tribes of savages.

But the security of the city is founded on one deadly and appalling secret. Soon The Doctor and his friends discover that it is not only outside the city walls that savages dwell…

1992 Target Books edition

THE DOCTOR NODDED THOUGHTFULLY. ‘YOU MAY HAVE FOUND THE SECRET OF ETERNAL LIFE.’

Landing on a distant planet, The Doctor confidently announces to his companions that the TARDIS has brought them to an age of great advancement, peace and prosperity.

The Doctor’s calculations seem to be confirmed when the travellers are greeted by Jano and the Elders who take them on a tour of their city – a haven of beauty, harmony and friendship, set in a wilderness inhabited by tribes of savages.

But the security of the city is founded on one deadly and appalling secret. Soon The Doctor and his friends discover that it is not only outside the city walls that savages dwell…

NOTES

CHAPTER TITLES

  1. ‘Are You Sure You Know Where We Are?’
  2. ‘You Have Made Me Look Very Grand’
  3. ‘A Remarkable Advance, Gentlemen. I’d Like To Know How’
  4. ‘I Don’t Know What’s Going On, But I Don’t Like It’
  5. ‘The Old Man Did Not Obey’
  6. ‘Not Exactly A Witness’
  7. ‘Come On, Soldier Boy. What Are You Frightened of?’
  8. ‘The Trouble With You People On This Planet…’
  9. ‘I Don’t Trust Strangers’
  10. ‘All We Need Is One Good Friend’
  11. ‘Do You Think We Will Ever See Him Again?’

DEVIATIONS FROM THE TELEVISED STORY


  • On page 37, following the treatment of Wylda, Senta says”they really put the pressure on this place. Always on my shift. Always Tuesday mornings.” This strange reference to “Tuesday mornings” – bearing in mind that the story is set not on Earth but an unnamed planet – is not present on the existing audio recordings of episode one. Why Ian Stuart Black included such a thing is a mystery that will probably never be solved.
  • Senta’s professional title is Dr. Senta

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