There's quite a lot of Doctor Who on the radio over the next few daysS

8 stories over 9 days, starting 6pm* Saturday on Radio 4extra with William Russell (Ian) reading David Whitaker's novelization of the 2nd Doctor Who story, The Daleks, followed by more than 16 hours featuring the 1st, 5th, 7th & 8th Doctors.

Saturday: Doctor Who and the Daleks - 1st Dr

(William Russell reading David Whitaker's novelisation of 'The Daleks' 300mins)

Sunday: Protect and Survive - 7th Dr

(Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred, Philip Olivier, Ian Hogg, Elizabeth Bennett, Peter Egan, Maggie O'Neill, Amy Pemberton 120mins)

Monday: 1963: Fanfare for the Common Men - 5th Dr

(Peter Davison, Sarah Sutton, Mitch Benn, Andrew Knott, David Dobson, Ryan Sampson, Alison Thea-Skot, Jonty Stephens, Barnaby Edwards 105mins)

Tuesday: A Thousand Tiny Wings - 7th Dr

(Sylvester McCoy, Tracey Childs, Ann Bell, Abigail McKern, Joannah Tincey, Chukwudi Iwuji, Alex Mallinson 90mins) (R)

Wednesday: Farewell, Great Macedon - 1st Dr

(William Russell, Carole Ann Ford & John Dorney with naration for other characters 225mins)

Thursday: Human Resources - 8th Dr

(Paul McGann, Sheridan Smith, Katarina Olsson, Roy Marsden, Nickolas Grace, Owen Brenman, Louise Fullerton, Andy Wisher, Nicholas Briggs 104mins) (R)

Friday: The Dalek Invasion of Earth - 1st Dr

(William Russell reading Terrance Dicks novelisation 240mins)

Sunday 12am: Lucie Miller 6pm: To the death - 8th Dr

(Paul McGann, Sheridan Smith, Niky Wardley, Graeme Garden, Carole Ann Ford, Jake McGann, John Banks, Nicholas Briggs 2x60mins) (R)

And on the 23rd Tracy-Ann Oberman presents 'Who Made Who' & chats with John Lloyd, AL Kennedy and others who remember the early years of Doctor Who in-between presenting repeats of 'The Reunion', 'The Dance of the Daleks', 'Whatever Happened to Susan' & Mark Gatiss' look back at the Target novels, 'On the Outside it Looked Like an Old Fashioned Police Box'. (180mins)

Which might explain why there seems to have been virtually nothing new on 4extra this year apart from Neverwhere, since it looks like they've saved most of what they have left after budget cuts for the 50th Anniversary. Which is nice, but there is quite a lot on in a fairly short period of time, so personally (without a working time machine) I think I'll be recording a few of them & listening at a slightly more sensible pace. There seem to be quite a lot of Dalek stories as well...

*Most stories are over an hour long with the first one or two episodes at 6pm, then the whole thing from midnight. Radio should work outside the UK & they should be available on the iplayer shortly after broadcast.

[Edited 17th of 11th due to changed listing for 'Lucie Miller']