Jubilee (audio drama)

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Album cover
Big Finish Productions audio play
Series Doctor Who
Release number 40
Featuring Sixth Doctor
Evelyn Smythe
Writer Robert Shearman
Director Nicholas Briggs
Producer(s) Gary Russell
Jason Haigh-Ellery
Executive producer(s) Jacqueline Rayner
Set between The Sandman and
Doctor Who and the Pirates
Length 2 hr 20 mins
Release date January 2003

Jubilee is a Big Finish Productions audio drama based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. Elements of the story were reworked by Rob Shearman and darker elements removed to create the television episode "Dalek" in the 2005 series.[1]


The Sixth Doctor and Evelyn discover that a single Dalek is being held captive by the rulers of the "English Empire" as part of their propaganda campaign of death.



  • In a planned homage to this story, boxes from a chain called Jubilee Pizza were supposed to have been seen in the background in the television episode it inspired, "Dalek", but the scene was cut. The pizza chain finally appeared in the premiere episode of Torchwood, "Everything Changes".
  • Before the beginning of Part 1, a fake movie trailer for Daleks: The Ultimate Adventure plays, with the Doctor portrayed as a dashing hero, Evelyn is portrayed as a young, sultry companion, and the Daleks are heard doing some very un-Dalek like things (such as laughing evilly and shouting 'Scarper!' when the Doctor appears). The trailer is set within the parallel Earth featured in this story.
  • Martin Jarvis (Nigel Rochester) and Rosalind Ayres (Miriam Rochester) are married in real life.
  • The Sixth Doctor and Evelyn previously visited (and were imprisoned in) the Tower of London in The Marian Conspiracy.
  • This isn't the first time the Sixth Doctor has found a statue of himself. In the television serial Revelation of the Daleks the statue that he and Peri find collapses on him.


  1. ^ Morris, Jonathan (25 July 2012). "The Fact of Fiction: Dalek". Doctor Who Magazine (449): 60. 

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