Relative Dimensions

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Relative Dimensions
Big Finish Productions audio play
Series Doctor Who
Range Eighth Doctor Adventures
Release number 4.07
Featuring Eighth Doctor
Lucie Miller
Writer Marc Platt
Director Barnaby Edwards
Producer(s) Jamie Robertson - Music & Sfx
Executive producer(s) Nicholas Briggs
Set between The Resurrection of Mars and Prisoner of the Sun
Release date December 2010

Relative Dimensions is an audio drama based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. This audio drama was produced by Big Finish Productions.[1]


The Doctor invites his granddaughter and recently discovered great-grandson to have Christmas dinner in the TARDIS.



  • The Christmas that the Doctor feels he needs to make up for occurred in Death in Blackpool.
  • The Doctor's great-grandson, Alex, was introduced in An Earthly Child. He is played by Paul McGann's son.
  • For Susan and Alex, six months have passed since An Earthly Child.
  • This is one of the few stories, in audio or television, to take place almost entirely within the TARDIS.
  • The chiropteran creatures flying around inside the TARDIS were seen in the 1996 TV movie.
  • Susan obtained the fish in Quinnis, also released in December 2010 and also written by Marc Platt.
  • Lucie, Susan and Alex subsequently return in Lucie Miller.
  • This story should not be confused with the Seventh Doctor novel Relative Dementias.
  • Jamie Robertson, has composed a unique choral score which is heard throughout. It includes the song Christmas Time, performed by the Poringland Singers, written by Jamie Robertson and Ian Elliot
  • At the end of the story the Doctor breaks the fourth wall to wish listeners a happy Christmas. This is a homage to the 1965 episode The Feast of Steven, in which William Hartnell's Doctor similarly addresses the audience.


Relative Dimensions was broadcast on digital radio station BBC Radio 4 Extra on 15 Jan 2013 as a single hour long episode.[2][3]


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