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invaders from mars

big finish doctor who audio adventures #028

Director: Mark Gatiss
Producer: Gary Russell
Producer: Jason Haigh-Ellery
Writer: Mark Gatiss

Release Date: January 2002
Duration: 94' 22"

Main Characters: the Eighth Doctor and Charley

cast information

Paul McGann (The Doctor); India Fisher (Charley Pollard); Ian Hallard (Mouse); Ian Hallard (Winkler); Mark Benton (Ellis); Jonathan Rigby (John Houseman); Jonathan Rigby (Norval); David Benson (Orson Welles); David Benson (Professor Stepashin); Paul Putner (Bix Biro); Paul Putner (Streeth); Simon Pegg (Don Chaney); Jessica Stevenson (Glory Bee); Jessica Stevenson (Carla); John Arthur (Cosmo Devine);

crew information

Jacqueline Rayner (Executive Producer for BBC Worldwide); Alistair Lock (Music Composition); Alistair Lock (Recording); Alistair Lock (CD Mastering); Alistair Lock (Sound Design); Alistair Lock (Post Production); Clayton Hickman (Front Cover);

episode information

Title Duration Blurb
Part One 21' 34" New York, 1938. While Orson Welles prepares to make an historic radio broadcast from the studios of CBS, there's a new gumshoe in town, on the trail of a missing uncle...
Part Two 20' 18" Charley encounters the seedier side of mob life while the Doctor and Glory Bee get closer to locating her missing relative.
Part Three 22' 16" What is the true purpose of the Heavy Water machine and why does the answer lie inside the Brooklyn Bridge?
Part Four 29' 53" "The Martians are coming!" "The Martians have landed!"

back cover blurb

Hallowe'en 1938.

A year after a mysterious meteorite lit up the skies of New York state, Martian invaders laid waste to the nation. At least, according to soon-to-be infamous Orson Welles they did. But what if some of the panicked listeners to the legendary War of the Worlds broadcast weren't just imagining things?

Attempting to deliver Charley to her rendezvous in Singapore 1930, the Doctor overshoots a little, arriving in Manhattan just in time to find a dead private detective. Indulging his gumshoe fantasies, the Doctor is soon embroiled in the hunt for a missing Russian scientist whilst Charley finds herself at the mercy of a very dubious Fifth Columnist.

With some genuinely out of this world 'merchandise' at stake, the TARDIS crew are forced into an alliance with a sultry dame called Glory Bee, Orson Welles himself and a mobster with half a nose known as 'The Phantom'.

And slowly but surely, something is drawing plans against them. Just not very good ones...

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