Doctor Who Logo 'The Well-Mannered War'
by Gareth Roberts
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'Destroy them! Destroy them all - now!'

Barclow - an Earth-type planet on the fringes of space at an inestimably distant point in the future. Two factions have laid claim to it: humans from the nearby colony world of Metralubit, and a small group of Chelonian troopers. But in nearly two hundred years of conflict not one shot has been fired in anger, there are regular socials in the trenches and the military commanders are the best of friends.

The Doctor, Romana and K-9, arriving in the midst of these bizarre hostilities, find there's real trouble to come. A crucial election on Metralubit is looming, and K-9 is forced to begin a new career as a politician. Meanwhile, Romana meets an old friend and the Doctor discovers that a sinister hidden force may be attempting to alter the war's friendly nature.

What are the plans of Galatea, the leader of the beautiful robotic Femdroids? Who is killing soldiers on both sides of the battle lines? And will K-9's oratory save the day?

Just what is going on?

Notes:
*Featuring the Fourth Doctor, Romana II and K9

*A Virgin Books 'Missing Adventures' novel

*BBCi also published this story as an eBook on the official website.

*The E-book has an introduction and chapter notes by Gareth Roberts, plus new illustrations by Daryl Joyce, and a Target Books-style mock cover:

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*A Version of this story was subsequently released as a full cast audio play by 'Big Finish Productions' in May 2015:

Doctor Who Logo 'The Well-Mannered War'
(2 Parts)

by Gareth Roberts,
adapted by John Dorney
Jacket Illustration

'Destroy them! Destroy them all - now!'

Barclow - an Earth-type planet on the fringes of space at an inestimably distant point in the future. Two factions have laid claim to it: humans from the nearby colony world of Metralubit, and a small group of Chelonian troopers. But in nearly two hundred years of conflict not one shot has been fired in anger, there are regular socials in the trenches and the military commanders are the best of friends.

The Doctor, Romana and K-9, arriving in the midst of these bizarre hostilities, find there's real trouble to come. A crucial election on Metralubit is looming, and K-9 is forced to begin a new career as a politician. Meanwhile, Romana meets an old friend and the Doctor discovers that a sinister hidden force may be attempting to alter the war's friendly nature.

What are the plans of Galatea, the leader of the beautiful robotic Femdroids? Who is killing soldiers on both sides of the battle lines? And will K-9's oratory save the day?

Just what is going on?

Tom Baker (The Doctor), Lalla Ward (Romana), John Leeson (K-9), GUEST CAST TBA

Directed by Ken Bentley

Notes:
*Featuring the Fourth Doctor, the Second Romana, and K-9 MKII

*A Big Finish 'New Adventures' audio production