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Acting on the radio is challenging, inspiring, delicate and always a privilege.


The novel was written by Jacqueline Rayner and it was published on April 13, 2006 as the first of the BBC New Series Adventures. 

The audio version of the book was released on July 3, 2006 and includes an interview with the author. 

The audio is on 2 CD's and the runtime is 2 hours and 22 minutes.


"Mickey is startled to find a statue of Rose in a museum - a statue that is 2,000 years old. The Doctor realises that this means the TARDIS will shortly take them to ancient Rome, but when it does, he and Rose soon have more on their minds than a sculpture.

While the Doctor searches for a missing boy, Rose befriends a girl who claims to know the future - a girl whose predictions are surprisingly accurate. But then the Doctor stumbles on the hideous truth behind the statue of Rose - and Rose herself learns that you have to be very careful what you wish for..."

The CD was also given away free by the UK magazine 'The Radio Times' over the course of two weeks. 

The first one in the January 13th - 19th 2007 issue and the second one in the January 20-26th 2007 issue. 


The free CD did not include the interview with Raynor. - Richard McGinlay

"Tennant is
a talented voice artist, so he provides a wealth of different voices for the characters in the book. His imitation of Jackie is particularly effective - his rendering of Mickey less so.

The aged Roman Gracilis sounds rather like Prince Charles, while the thuggish "sculptor" Ursus reminds me of Russell Crowe.

rendition of the GENIE comes across as not unlike London Mayor Ken Livingstone or the Ferengi Grand Nagus Zek in Sta.

Naturally, his impersonation of the Tenth Doctor is perfect! And because he reads in his native Scots brogue, it's easy to tell where the authorial voice ends and the Doctor's speech begins.

Rayner and Tennant get across the fact that the Tenth Doctor is more of a man of action than his predecessor was."

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