Mike Tucker - Author

About the Author

Mike Tucker has written (or co-written) ten Doctor Who books, as well as a number of Merlin novels and non-fiction titles. He is also a designer of visual effects who has worked on the show off and on for over twenty years. Mike shares his workshop at Ealing Studios with several Daleks.

Books by Mike Tucker

Doctor Who: Diamond Dogs

Doctor Who: Diamond Dogs

Author: Mike Tucker Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/04/2017

Here on Saturn, it literally rains diamonds. For over fifteen years the crew of Kollo-Zarnista Mining Facility 27 has been extracting diamonds from deep within the atmosphere of Saturn, diamonds that help to fund the ever-expanding Human Empire. But when a mining operation goes wrong, a rescue mission must be launched to save a worker lost overboard, a worker who claims that he has seen something amongst the swirling clouds. Something that can't possibly exist. When the Doctor and Bill arrive, they immediately find themselves caught between hostile miners, suspicious security guards and corrupt company officials as they face accusations of sabotage and diamond theft. And below them, in the crushing atmosphere of the gas giant, something is starting to rise. An original novel featuring the Twelfth Doctor and Bill as played by Peter Capaldi and Pearl Mackie.

Doctor Who: The Crawling Terror (12th Doctor novel)

Doctor Who: The Crawling Terror (12th Doctor novel)

Author: Mike Tucker Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/04/2017

Well, I doubt you'll ever see a bigger insect. Gabby Nichols is putting her son to bed when she hears her daughter cry out. `Mummy there's a daddy longlegs in my room!' Then the screaming starts... Kevin Alperton is on his way to school when he is attacked by a mosquito. A big one. Then things get dangerous. But it isn't the dead man cocooned inside a huge mass of web that worries the Doctor. It isn't the swarming, mutated insects that make him nervous. With the village cut off from the outside world, and the insects becoming more and more dangerous, the Doctor knows that unless he can decode the strange symbols engraved on an ancient stone circle, and unravel a mystery dating back to the Second World War, no one is safe.

Doctor Who Main Range: Order of the Daleks

Doctor Who Main Range: Order of the Daleks

Author: Mike Tucker, Jamie Robertson, Robert Harvey Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 31/12/2016

In the Galactic Census, idyllic Strellin is recorded as a Grade Three planet - its inhabitants possessing neither advanced technology, nor knowledge of other worlds. Accordingly, Strellin is protected: landings by off-worlders are strictly prohibited. Unless, of course, those off-worlders are officials of the Galactic Census itself, come to investigate the origin of a mysterious sub-space signal - a signal no native of Strellin should be able to send. Breaking all local by-laws, the time-travelling Doctor and his companion L/Wren Mrs Constance Clarke (AWOL) have only just landed on Strellin, too. But they and the Census officials aren't the only off-worlders to have come here. Inside a nearby monastery, the monks of the reclusive Brotherhood of the Black Petal are guarding a strange and terrible secret. Something might bring disaster not just to Strellin, but to every civilised world in the galaxy! Colin Baker's Doctor has proved hugely popular to fans of the Big Finish Doctor Who releases, with his television adventures continued across a range of stories with both old and new companions.Director Jamie Anderson is the son of Gerry Anderson, the producer behind such shows as Thunderbirds, UFO, Captain Scarlet and Terrahawks. His work influenced generations, and Jamie inheriting this storytelling gene! Scriptwriter Mike Tucker has not only written Doctor Who novels, and other audio adventures, but carried out model work on both the classic and new series of Doctor Who!The Doctor's companion in this story - Mrs Constance Clark - is played by Miranda Raison, star of TV's Spooks. CAST: Colin Baker (The Doctor), Miranda Raison (Constance Clarke), Nicholas Briggs (Tanapal), John Savident (Pendle), Olivia Hallinan (Asta), Robbie Stevens (Boswyck/Raspak), Sam Fletcher (Rosco/Gabber), Joseph Kloska (Habrild).

Project X Origins Graphic Texts: Dark Red Book Band, Oxford Level 18: Time's Pendulum

Project X Origins Graphic Texts: Dark Red Book Band, Oxford Level 18: Time's Pendulum

Author: Mike Tucker Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/09/2016

Project X Origins Graphic Texts can help children to reach higher standards in comprehension. This action-packed, fiction story told in graphic form signals the start of a brand new time-travelling adventure for the popular Project X characters, Max, Cat, Ant and Tiger. Birdy and the micro-friends must save the world's first pendulum clock from the Tick-Tock Man, but how can they when it's not even finished? Will they be able to complete the clock before they are erased from history? This book also contains notes on the inside front and back covers with advice on supporting older children with their reading, ideas for follow-up activities and higher-level comprehension questions.

Doctor Who: Illegal Alien A 7th Doctor novel

Doctor Who: Illegal Alien A 7th Doctor novel

Author: Mike Tucker, Robert Perry Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 28/07/2016

An unabridged reading of this original novel featuring the Seventh Doctor, as played on TV by Sylvester McCoy, and Ace in an encounter with the Cybermen. The Blitz is at its height. As the Luftwaffe bomb London, Cody McBridge, ex-pat American private eye, sees a sinister silver sphere crash-land. He glimpses something emerging from within. The military dismiss his account of events - the sphere must be a new German secret weapon that has malfunctioned. What else could it be? Arriving amid the chaos, the Doctor and Ace embark on a trail that brings them face to face with hidden Nazi agents and some very old enemies... Duration: 8 hours approx.

Doctor Who: Illegal Alien

Doctor Who: Illegal Alien

Author: Mike Tucker, Robert Perry Format: eBook Release Date: 28/07/2016

An unabridged reading of this original novel featuring the Seventh Doctor, as played on TV by Sylvester McCoy, and Ace in an encounter with the Cybermen. The Blitz is at its height. As the Luftwaffe bomb London, Cody McBridge, ex-pat American private eye, sees a sinister silver sphere crash-land. He glimpses something emerging from within. The military dismiss his account of events - the sphere must be a new German secret weapon that has malfunctioned. What else could it be? Arriving amid the chaos, the Doctor and Ace embark on a trail that brings them face to face with hidden Nazi agents and some very old enemies... Duration: 8 hours approx.

Doctor Who: Der kriechende Schrecken

Doctor Who: Der kriechende Schrecken

Author: Mike Tucker Format: eBook Release Date: 15/02/2016

Die Abenteuer des 12. Doktors gehen weiter!Insektenterror! Gabby Nichols bringt ihren Sohn ins Bett, als sie ihre Tochter "e;Mami, da ist ein Weberknecht in meinem Zimmer!"e; rufen hrt. Und dann hrt sie nur noch Schreie Kevin Alperton ist auf dem Heimweg von der Schule, als er von einer Schnake angegriffen wird. Einer groen Schnake. Doch es ist nicht nur der Tote, eingewickelt in einem riesigen Spinnenkokon, der dem Doktor Sorgen bereitet oder mutierte Insektenschwarm, der ihn nervs macht ...

Project X CODE Extra: Purple Book Band, Oxford Level 8: Pyramid Peril: Lost Underground

Project X CODE Extra: Purple Book Band, Oxford Level 8: Pyramid Peril: Lost Underground

Author: Mike Tucker Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/01/2016

Project X CODE Extra introduces more exciting adventure stories and stimulating non-fiction texts into the Project X CODE series. In this adventure in the Pyramid Peril zone, Max and Rex get lost in an underground maze. Will they find their way out? In line with the phonic, vocabulary and comprehension progression in Project X CODE, this book is ideal for additional practice outside of the core intervention sessions and for children who simply want to read more of the CODE adventure!

The Warehouse

The Warehouse

Author: Mike Tucker Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 31/08/2015

The Doctor and Mel land in what appears to be an orbiting warehouse, a delivery facility with a dangerously eratic computer. Whilst Mel is helping with repairs, the Doctor begins to realise that not everything in the warehouse is as it seems. Why do no goods ever seem to leave the shelves? Why are the staff so obsessed with the stocktake? And who is the mysterious Supervisor? On the planet below, the Doctor discovers that the computer might be the least of their problems - and that they should be more concerned with the spacestation's mould and vermin...Sylvester McCoy played the Doctor from 1987 to 1996, but is also familiar to modern cinema audiences as Radagast the Brown from Peter Jackson's The Hobbit movies. Bonnie Langford played a companion to both the Sixth Doctor (Colin Baker) and Seven Doctor (Sylvester McCoy), and her subsequent career has included Chicago on stage, and Dancing on Ice. Written by Mike Tucker, who was part of the Model Unit working on BBC's Doctor Who over the last thirty years. CAST: Sylvester McCoy (The Doctor), Bonnie Langford (Melanie Bush), Phillip Franks (Supervisor/Acolyte), Dillie Keane (Lydek), Clara Buckfield (Ann/Darl), Barry McCarthy (Fred/Terminal), Anna Bentinck (Jean/Computer), Barnaby Edwards (Reef).

Project X Alien Adventures: Dark Blue Book Band, Oxford Level 16: The Rip in the Wardrobe

Project X Alien Adventures: Dark Blue Book Band, Oxford Level 16: The Rip in the Wardrobe

Author: Mike Tucker Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/04/2015

Project X Alien Adventures takes you on an incredible reading journey with this fantastic story featuring the popular Project X characters Max, Cat, Ant and Tiger. Tiger is grounded. His brother, Toby, is looking after him. The dimension rip is stuck open. Could the day get any worse? Tiger is about to find out that it can. In fact it gets much, much worse when an army of Krush warriors starts to invade through the rip in Tiger's wardrobe! Can the micro-friends repel the Krush attack and save their friends and family, or will they all be adapted? Carefully levelled and highly motivating, this book is ideal for independent reading. This book also contains notes on the inside front and back covers with advice on supporting older children with their reading, questions for readers, and a follow-up activity.

Project X Alien Adventures: Dark Red + Book Band, Oxford Levels 19-20: Dark Red + Book Band, Mixed Pack of 8

Project X Alien Adventures: Dark Red + Book Band, Oxford Levels 19-20: Dark Red + Book Band, Mixed Pack of 8

Author: Mike Tucker, Matt Dickinson, Oisin McGann, Julia Golding Format: Undefined Release Date: 23/04/2015

Project X Alien Adventures takes you on an incredible reading journey with these 8 fantastic stories featuring the popular Project X characters Max, Cat, Ant and Tiger. Carefully levelled and highly motivating, these books are ideal for independent reading. This pack contains 1 copy of each of the following titles: Tornado Riders, Wastelanders, The Last Dying Seconds, The Rise of the Empty People, The Beasts of Blackwater, The Scorpion Legion, The 9th Battalion, The Starving Darkness. Each book contains notes on the inside front and back covers with advice on supporting older children with their reading, questions for readers, and a range of follow-up activities to help children develop their higher level comprehension and writing skills.

Project X Alien Adventures: Dark Red + Book Band, Oxford Level 19: Tornado Riders

Project X Alien Adventures: Dark Red + Book Band, Oxford Level 19: Tornado Riders

Author: Mike Tucker Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/04/2015

Project X Alien Adventures takes you on an incredible reading journey with this fantastic story featuring the popular Project X characters Max, Cat, Ant and Tiger. Split up during a turbulent rip-jump, the micro-friends land on opposite sides of a world wrecked by tornados. Ant and Tiger become embroiled in the fast and furious world of tornado racing, but they have dark forces to contend with, like the hissing rip-vipers which drain the power from the racing vehicles. Meanwhile, Max and Cat are desperately searching for their friends and have to find a way to reach them on the other side of the world. All four children must reunite and find Vilana before she escapes again. Carefully levelled and highly motivating, this book is ideal for independent reading. This book also contains notes on the inside front and back covers with advice on supporting older children with their reading, questions for readers, and a follow-up activity.

Doctor Who: The Crawling Terror A 12th Doctor novel

Doctor Who: The Crawling Terror A 12th Doctor novel

Author: Mike Tucker Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 29/01/2015

Neve McIntosh reads an original novel featuring the Twelfth Doctor and Clara, as played by Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman. Gabby Nichols is putting her son to bed when she hears her daughter cry out. `Mummy there's a daddy longlegs in my room!' Then the screaming starts... Kevin Alperton is on his way to school when he is attacked by a mosquito. A big one. Then things get dangerous. But it isn't the dead man cocooned inside a huge mass of web that worries the Doctor. It isn't the swarming, mutated insects that make him nervous. With the village cut off from the outside world, and the insects becoming more and more dangerous, the Doctor knows that unless he can decode the strange symbols engraved on an ancient stone circle, and unravel a mystery dating back to the Second World War, no one is safe. 5CDs Approx. 5 hours Reading produced by Neil Gardner. Sound design by Simon Hunt. Executive producer: Michael Stevens.

Doctor Who: The Crawling Terror

Doctor Who: The Crawling Terror

Author: Mike Tucker Format: eBook Release Date: 15/01/2015

DNeve McIntosh reads an original novel featuring the Twelfth Doctor and Clara, as played by Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman.Gabby Nichols is putting her son to bed when she hears her daughter cry out. 'Mummy there's a daddy longlegs in my room!' Then the screaming starts... Kevin Alperton is on his way to school when he is attacked by a mosquito. A big one. Then things get dangerous.But it isn't the dead man cocooned inside a huge mass of web that worries the Doctor. It isn't the swarming, mutated insects that make him nervous.With the village cut off from the outside world, and the insects becoming more and more dangerous, the Doctor knows that unless he can decode the strange symbols engraved on an ancient stone circle, and unravel a mystery dating back to the Second World War, no one is safe. Reading produced by Neil Gardner. Sound design by Simon Hunt. Executive producer: Michael Stevens.

Doctor Who: The Nightmare of Black Island

Doctor Who: The Nightmare of Black Island

Author: Mike Tucker Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/08/2014

On a lonely stretch of Welsh coastline a fisherman is killed by a hideous creature from beneath the waves. When the Doctor and Rose arrive, they discover a village where the children are plagued by nightmares, and the nights are ruled by monsters. The villagers suspect that ancient industrialist Nathanial Morton is to blame, but the Doctor has suspicions of his own. Who are the ancient figures that sleep in the old priory? What are the monsters that prowl the woods after sunset? What is the light that glows in the disused lighthouse on Black Island? As the children's nightmares get worse, The Doctor and Rose discover an alien plot to resurrect an ancient evil... Featuring the Tenth Doctor and Rose as played by David Tennant and Billie Piper in the hit Doctor Who series from BBC Television.

Doctor Who: Illegal Alien The Monster Collection Edition

Doctor Who: Illegal Alien The Monster Collection Edition

Author: Mike Tucker, Robert Perry Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/03/2014

The Blitz is at its height. As the Luftwaffe bomb London, Cody McBride, ex-pat American private eye, sees a sinister silver sphere crash-land. He glimpses something emerging from within. The military dismiss his account of events - the sphere must be a new German secret weapon that has malfunctioned in some way. What else could it be? Arriving amid the chaos, the Doctor and Ace embark on a trail that brings them face to face with hidden Nazi agents, and encounter some very old enemies... An adventure featuring the Seventh Doctor, as played by Sylvester McCoy, and his companion Ace

Project X Alien Adventures: Grey Book Band, Oxford Level 13: Cyberbee Break Out

Project X Alien Adventures: Grey Book Band, Oxford Level 13: Cyberbee Break Out

Author: Mike Tucker Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Blast off on the biggest micro-adventure yet with the popular Project X characters Max, Cat, Ant and Tiger and their new robot micro-friend, Eight. Carefully levelled and highly motivating, this book is ideal for independent reading. The crew of the Excelsa respond to a distress signal from a nearby planet. When they land, they find a crashed ship and a robotic pilot called Hestan whose cargo of cyberbees has escaped. The un-programmed, metallic bees could cause chaos on the unspoiled Planet Florian. Its up to the micro-friends to help Hestan repair his ship and get the cyberbees back. But what caused the ship to crash in the first place? Could there be sinister forces at work? This book also contains notes on the inside front and back covers that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and give a follow-up activity to support children in their reading and comprehension skills.

Doctor Who: Snowglobe 7

Doctor Who: Snowglobe 7

Author: Mike Tucker Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/11/2013

Earth, 2099. Global warming is devastating the climate. The polar ice caps are melting. In a desperate attempt at preservation, the governments of the world have removed vast sections of the Arctic and Antarctic and set them inside huge domes across the world. The Doctor and Martha arrive in Snowglobe 7 in the Middle East, hoping for peace and relaxation. But they soon discover that it's not only ice and snow that has been preserved beneath the Dome. While Martha struggles to help with an infection sweeping through the Dome, the Doctor discovers an alien threat that has lain hidden since the last ice age. A threat that is starting to thaw. Featuring the Doctor and Martha as played by David Tennant and Freema Agyeman in the hit series from BBC Television.

Operation Hotel California

Operation Hotel California

Author: Mike Tucker, Charles Faddis Format: eBook Release Date: 04/05/2010

Operation Hotel California is the definitive inside account of the secret CIA mission that paved the way for the Iraq War. Based on exclusive interviews with the team leader, Charles S. Faddis-who retired in 2008 and whose name was publicly revealed in this book for the first time-it is also the most blistering indictment by any U.S. counterterrorism officer of America's blunders vis-a-vis Al-Qaeda and Iraq. Its lessons are vital as a new administration seeks to withdraw securely from Iraq and fight extremists in Afghanistan and elsewhere.

Ronin A Marine Scout-Sniper Platoon in Iraq

Ronin A Marine Scout-Sniper Platoon in Iraq

Author: Mike Tucker Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/12/2007

Doctor Who: The Nightmare Of Black Island

Doctor Who: The Nightmare Of Black Island

Author: Mike Tucker Format: eBook Release Date: 06/11/2006

On a lonely stretch of Welsh coastline a fisherman is killed by a hideous creature from beneath the waves. When the Doctor and Rose arrive, they discover a village where the children are plagued by nightmares, and the nights are ruled by monsters. The villagers suspect that ancient industrialist Nathanial Morton is to blame, but the Doctor has suspicions of his own. Who are the ancient figures that sleep in the old priory? What are the monsters that prowl the woods after sunset? What is the light that glows in the disused lighthouse on Black Island? As the children's nightmares get worse, The Doctor and Rose discover an alien plot to resurrect an ancient evil... Read by Anthony Head, who played Mr Finch in the Doctor Who episode School Reunion, this thrilling adventure features the Doctor and Rose as played by David Tennant and Billie Piper in the hit series from BBC Television. Also included is a fascinating bonus behind-the-scenes discussion between author Mike Tucker and Anthony Head.

The Bellotron Incident

The Bellotron Incident

Author: Mike Tucker Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 31/03/2003

The Rutan/Sontaran conflict has started to endanger the Terran trade routes. Confronted by fiendish traps and the unexpected involvement of an opportunist thief, Benny finds herself caught up in a conflict where neither side plays by the rules...

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