Demon Records presents the narrated TV soundtrack of a ‘lost’ seven part adventure set in the
13th Century, starring William Hartnell as the original Doctor pressed on 4 x 140g Desert
When the TARDIS breaks down in Central Asia, its occupants are met by the explorer Marco Polo.
The year is 1289, and Marco is crossing the Gobi desert to Peking, for an audience with the
emperor Kublai Khan. Marco sets his mind on offering the TARDIS as a gift to the Khan, despite
the Doctor’s protests. The time travellers must endure a long journey, fraught with danger, as
they join Marco’s caravan in the company of the treacherous warlord, Tegana . Can the Doctor
ever win back his magical blue box?
Presented across 4 x 140g vinyl, with an etched TARDIS Side B, this 1964 TV soundtrack no
episodes of which survive as film recordings is narrated by William Russell, who co stars with
Jacqueline Hill and Carole Ann Ford as the Doctor’s companions Ian, Barbara and Susan. Mark
Eden co stars as Marco Polo himself, with Derren Nesbitt and Zienia Merton among the
supporting cast. Incidental music is composed by Tristram Cary, and the familiar strains of the
Doctor Who theme are courtesy of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.
The coloured vinyl LPs are presented in fully illustrated sleeves which, when assembled together,
form the cover image. Original episode billings, and full cast and credits, are also supplied.
Dummedy dum , Dummedy dum , Dummedy dum , Dum dum…