|Big Finish Productions audio drama|
|Writer||David A. McIntee|
|Executive producer(s)||none listed|
|Set between||Time and the Rani and
|Length||1 hr 48 mins|
|Release date||June 2005|
When an empty TARDIS greets Mel, the trail leads to a decrepit asylum, guarded by armed personnel and populated by screaming inmates… with its most recent addition a mysterious patient known as the Doctor.
Mel must follow clues left by the Doctor to find him and infiltrate a top secret alien medical facility called the Kleise Institute and close down its unethical operations on humans. The aliens are taking beings the day before their chronological death and overwriting their personalities. The Doctor attempted to interfere but was supposedly mentally deranged in an accident with some equipment at the facility (though the actual state of his mental capacity is not clear, but it is hinted he is faking it). For three days the Doctor is detained there. When Mel finally finds the Doctor, they break out in cooperation with other subjects. When one of the people helping the Doctor escape, Louis, is shot, he appears at first to die. Then, just as he appears dead, he begins to regenerate, at which point the Doctor reveals to Mel that he is a fellow Time Lord. In the end, the Doctor reveals that all of the aliens running the Kleise Institute are Time Lords as well, and that they were attempting to figure out if it was possible to put a TARDIS brain in a human body by a commission of the Time Lord High Council.
- The Doctor — Sylvester McCoy
- Mel — Bonnie Langford
- Professor Klyst — Jennie Linden
- Johannes Rausch — Hugh Hemmings
- Rigan — Gail Clayton
- Louis — Jamie Sandford
- Louis #2 — John Aston
- Shokhra — Sam Peter Jackson
- The Cabbie — Toby Longworth
- An early title for this play was Mark Four.
- Chronologically, this is the earliest audio drama to feature the Seventh Doctor.
- Jennie Linden previously played Barbara, the granddaughter of Dr. Who, in the 1965 film Dr. Who and the Daleks.
- The Doctor's own TARDIS is put into a human form in The Doctor's Wife.
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