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the time of the daleks

big finish doctor who audio adventures #032

Director: Nicholas Briggs
Producer: Gary Russell
Producer: Jason Haigh-Ellery
Writer: Justin Richards

Release Date: May 2002
Duration: 122' 08"

Main Characters: the Eighth Doctor and Charley

cast information

Paul McGann (The Doctor); India Fisher (Charley Pollard); Dot Smith (General Mariah Learman); Julian Harries (Major Ferdinand); Nicola Boyce (Viola); Jem Bassett (Kitchen Boy); Mark McDonnell (Priestly); Lee Moone (Hart); Ian Brooker (Professor Osric); Nicholas Briggs (Dalek voice); Clayton Hickman (Dalek voice); Robert Curbishley (Marcus); Ian Potter (Mark Anthony); Ian Potter (Army Officer); Don Warrington (The Orator);

crew information

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

episode information

Title Duration Blurb
Part One 31' 33" The Doctor and Charley arrive in 21st century Britain and find a country torn apart by rebellion, a leader obsessed with Shakespeare, and a time machine made from clocks and mirrors.
Part Two 30' 11" The Daleks agree to help Learman, and the Doctor knows it will be on their own terms. But his main concern is Charley, who is trapped in the past.
Part Three 28' 14" The rebels attack the palace, and the terrible truth about the Daleks' plan begins to dawn on the Doctor.
Part Four 32' 09" "Exterminate, exterminate!" With the Doctor's unwilling help, the Daleks prepare to become the Masters of Time.

back cover blurb

The Doctor has always admired the work of William Shakespeare. So he is a little surprised that Charley doesn't hold the galaxy's greatest playwright in the same esteem. In fact she's never heard of him.

Which the Doctor thinks is quite impossible.

General Mariah Learman, ruling Britain after the Eurowars, is one of Shakespeare's greatest admirers, and is convinced her time machine will enable her to see the plays' original performances.

Which the Doctor believes is extremely unlikely.

The Daleks just want to help. They want Learman to get her time machine working. They want Charley to appreciate the first ever performance of Julius Caesar They believe that Shakespeare is the greatest playwright ever to have existed and venerate his memory.

Which the Doctor knows is utterly impossible.

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