The Call of Pudsey

Episode DW4

Season 34 – Production code 18DW4

Written by Thomas Himinez

The Doctors need your help! The Master has stolen the funds from the Children In Need Charity and has hidden it in the dimension of human greed, along with one of the Doctor’s selves and a hapless constable. The only way to free the funds and save the Doctor and constable is to give to the charity Children In Need and prove that human generosity is alive and well!

Running time 30 minutes

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The Time Traveller

Episode 182

Season 37 – Production code 18DWA182

Written by James Durkin

Five Doctors

Nine former companions

And one MONSTER the Doctor has faced throughout his lives, but never this directly…

Celebrating 30 Years of The Doctor Who Audio Dramas

Running time 246 minutes

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Morningstar Manor

Episode 148

Season 30 – Production code 17D13

Written by Joshua Schrodier

It was a quiet village…quiet that was, until that thing came. Now, each night is shattered by terrifying nightmares. The people are trapped, unable to leave under penalty of…well, even death would be more preferable.

Now, two strangers have come to town. And suddenly, the nightmares have stopped…except for the new girl. Could her presence have something do do with it? Is she our salvation?

We have borne our yoke for so long. Is one life too much to ask for in exchange for the freedom of a whole town?

And all the while, I know that we are being watched. This is a forbidden subject. Hope is something far gone. This town is accursed. And we have sold our souls…

Running time 55 minutes

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Devinaura IV

Episode 147

Season 30 – Production code 12D12

Written by Raymond De Long

TWO WORLDS

“We should have wiped those
Marazians out in the war!”

TWO SIDES

“We shall finally take back
what is ours from the Earthers!”

TWO FRIENDS

“Doctor…I don’t want to
be your enemy.”

IS THERE ANOTHER WAY?

“I will stop you, Dara!”

From the pen of Raymond De Long, script editor for two seasons for the Doctor Who Audio Drams — including The Last Colony and The Price of Paradise — comes an adventure set in the future of mankind…but a future torn from the pages of today.

“They’ve closed their minds, Dara. Now it’s up to us and us alone to try and stop this before a lot of innocent lives are lost.”

Running time 100 minutes

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The Augury of Death

Episode 145

Season 29 – Production code 19D10

Written by Paul Ebbs

“No! Not again! If I’m going to play your games, whoever you are, it would be nice if you used a consistent set of rules!”

Throughout his years of traveling, righting wrongs and challenging injustices the Doctor has been…noticed.

Noticed by very powerful beings indeed.

And now, because of this The Doctor is alone, he’s lost the TARDIS, he’s lost Dara and if he’s not careful he’ll lose his lives.

To escape The Doctor must form an unthinkable alliance with one of his oldest enemies testing his ingenuity to its very limits to rescue Dara and recover his Time Ship.

Set squarely between The Doctor and his freedom are the spiny tails and ceremonial knives of a unit of bloodthirsty Kajiiri warriors – ruthless reptiles with the most unpleasant habits when it comes to predicting the future…

And if that were not enough The Doctor must come to terms with the shattering realisation that he himself has now become…a commodity.

Running time 95 minutes

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The Backbone of Night

Episode 144

Season 29 – Production code 21D9

Written by Jamie Lawson

“But isn’t that dangerous?”

“There are things out there far more dangerous than drunks with guns, Doctor.”

San Francisco, 1896. The opium dens of Chinatown and the rowdy houses of the Barbary Coast are traps for the unwary. But a far more dangerous trap awaits the Doctor as he visits the City by the Bay.

An ancient enemy is waiting for him…and if he fails to see her for what she is, the price will be not just his life, but his very soul…

Join us as the Doctor journeys into the very hearts of darkness…his own.

Running time 70 minutes

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The Doomsday Signal

Episode 143

Season 29 – Production code 19D8

Written by John S. Drew

For years, mankind has been sending signals into deep space, searching for extraterrestrial life, hoping to receive a reply.

Today, we finally got one.

It wasn’t the kind we were expecting.

The festive mood of New Orleans Mardi Gras is suddenly broken as an intergalactic spaceship blots out the sky. Their response to our message is simple:

” Peoples of the Planet Terra. I am Marin, Commander of the Androsi flagship Traka. We have received your notice of war and have come to respond. I find it odd, though. Our scans show your technological level to be quite low. You can barely escape your planet’s gravity and you’ve never travelled beyond your system. Why would you invite such as this upon yourself? Oh well, it doesn’t matter. Honour must be maintained. Prepare to die.”

Mankind’s greatest disaster has come upon him as, in a matter of moments, New Orleans becomes the first victim of alien reprisal. It seems Earth’s gesture of friendship to the galaxy has been grossly misinterpreted. But who can stop the ensuing cataclysm unleashed by a race bent on vengeance?

Before Earth can muster what forces it can, a second ship appears in the skies. Then a third. Androsi? No! Earth’s signals have been intercepted by other alien races as well. And now the Funari and the Stephani have come to exact their retribution as well upon a world foolish enough to challenge them.

With three alien races vying for the honour of destroying mankind and the earth caught in the middle, is anyone able to stop the madness and save the world?

From the pen of John S. Drew, the writer who brought you The Time Brokers, comes another story destined to be a classic: Doomsday Signal.

Running time 85 minutes

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Empire of the Daleks

Episode 142

Season 29 – Production code 20D7

Written by Joseph Medina and Thomas Himinez

When we last saw the Daleks in the Doctor Who story Remembrance of the Daleks, they were fighting among themselves and their homeworld Skaro was destroyed. But in the Doctor Who TV-Movie starring Paul McGann, we got a glimpse of the planet Skaro which is apparently intact.

So what the heck happened?

The Empire of the Daleks takes on the ambitious task of explaining it. And then some. The Daleks return to their former strength with a vengeance. The Doctor (Jeffrey Coburn) and his companions discover that the Daleks have somehow reunified their forces. What’s more, they have changed their own past and the Doctor must find out how they succeeded.

Then-associate producer Thomas Himinez, and Dark Dreams scriptwriter and former script editor Joe Medina, worked together on this six-part audio-adventure. Their intention was to create an epic tale in which the Daleks would be dangerous adversaries once again and, at the same time, provide a worthy backdrop for the personal stories of the characters fighting them.

Empire of the Daleks will be the last trip aboard the TARDIS for Mark Triyad (Peter Hinchman). We learn more about his past and the psychological scars left from his military career in the 24th Century. And through the course of his final adventure, Mark gets a chance at new friendship (and possibly romance), only to watch it die before his very eyes…then find it again.

We also get hints about the past of companion Dara Hamilton (Sheri Devine). Dara first appeared in Countdown to Armageddon as a rebellious student at the Cantebury School for Girls. In Empire of the Daleks we find out that Dara had deeply personal reasons for attending Cantebury School, reasons that still haunt her even now.

But the Doctor’s companions aren’t the only ones with curious revelations in Empire. The Daleks destroy lives as well as exterminate them, and the characters that appear in the story to oppose them provide testimony to it. Not only is the survival of the human race threatened by the Daleks, but also its nature. The relentless and brutal struggle reveals the dark aspects of characters we think we can rely on in this story, and the lowest of the low finds a shred of human decency in himself.

And the Doctor himself will do things that no one would do even in a fan-created Doctor Who story like this one. Listen to Empire of the Daleks and find out for yourself.

Running time 148 minutes

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