Doctor Who: The Lost Stories

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Doctor Who: The Lost Stories is a range of Doctor Who audio plays by Big Finish Productions, adapted from unused TV stories.

Episodes[edit]

Series 1 (2009-10)[edit]

The first series is largely adapted from stories planned for the unmade 1985-1986 series. Colin Baker and Nicola Bryant star as the Sixth Doctor and Peri.

Clegg wrote a detailed story breakdown for Point of Entry, which Platt turned into a complete script. Hammond wrote an incomplete script for Paradise 5, which was completed and adapted for audio by Lane. Martin, Bidmead, and Mills have revised their own scripts, with Bidmead describing his revision as a "top-to-bottom rewrite". Paul Finch approached Big Finish with a complete script that his father Brian had written for Season 22 in 1985. The story was completely unknown to Big Finish before this.[1] Michael Feeney Callan's The Children of January was originally part of the line-up, but fell through due to the author's other commitments and was replaced by The Macros.[2]

No. Title Directed by Written by Doctor Featuring Release Date Prod.
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1 "The Nightmare Fair" John Ainsworth Graham Williams 6th Peri, Celestial Toymaker November 2009 (2009-11) 6Y/AA
2 "Mission to Magnus" Lisa Bowerman Philip Martin 6th Peri, Ice Warriors, Sil December 2009 (2009-12) 6Y/AB
3 "Leviathan" Ken Bentley Brian Finch and Paul Finch 6th Peri January 2010 (2010-01) 6Y/AC
4 "The Hollows of Time" John Ainsworth Christopher H. Bidmead 6th Peri, Tractators February 2010 (2010-02) 6Y/AD
5 "Paradise 5" Barnaby Edwards PJ Hammond and Andy Lane 6th Peri March 2010 (2010-03) 6Y/AE
6 "Point of Entry" John Ainsworth Barbara Clegg and Marc Platt 6th Peri April 2010 (2010-04) 6Y/AF
7 "The Song of Megaptera" John Ainsworth Pat Mills 6th Peri May 2010 (2010-05) 6Y/AG
8 "The Macros" John Ainsworth Ingrid Pitt and Tony Rudlin 6th Peri June 2010 (2010-06) 6Y/AH

Series 2 (2010-11)[edit]

The first release of the second series is The First Doctor Boxset, a four-disc boxed set including Moris Farhi's stories Farewell Great Macedon and The Fragile Yellow Arc of Fragrance. Farhi's scripts for Farewell Great Macedon have been adapted as an enhanced audiobook, performed by William Russell and Carole Ann Ford, who, respectively, played Ian Chesterton and Susan Foreman.

The second release is The Second Doctor Boxset, another four-disc boxed set including Dick Sharples' The Prison in Space. Sharples' story has been adapted by Simon Guerrier, and is performed by Frazer Hines and Wendy Padbury, who played Jamie McCrimmon and Zoe Heriot. The set also includes The Destroyers, the unmade pilot episode of a proposed Dalek-centred spin-off series for American TV. The episode has been adapted as a full-cast drama, with Nicholas Briggs as the voice of the Daleks.

The remaining releases have been adapted from stories planned for the unmade Season 27, and introduced a new companion for the Seventh Doctor, a young safecracker named Raine Creevy, played by Beth Chalmers.[3] They were released monthly from January–April 2011 are as follows.

The character of Raine makes her debut as an adult in Crime of the Century, but appears as a newborn baby in Thin Ice; Beth Chalmers plays Raine's mother in that story.

No. Title Directed by Written by Doctor Featuring Release Date Prod.
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1.1 "Farewell Great Macedon" Lisa Bowerman Moris Farhi, adapted by Nigel Robinson 1st Susan Foreman, Ian Chesterton, Barbara Wright November 2010 (2010-11) H/B
1.2 "The Fragile Yellow Arc of Fragrance" Lisa Bowerman Moris Farhi, adapted by Nigel Robinson 1st Susan Foreman, Ian Chesterton, Barbara Wright November 2010 (2010-11) H/A
2.1 "Prison in Space" Lisa Bowerman Dick Sharples, adapted by Simon Guerrier 2nd Jamie McCrimmon, Zoe Heriot December 2010 (2010-12) VV/A
2.2 "The Destroyers" Lisa Bowerman Terry Nation, adapted by Nicholas Briggs & John Dorney none Sara Kingdom, Daleks December 2010 (2010-12) TBA
3 "Thin Ice" Ken Bentley Marc Platt 7th Ace, Ice Warriors April 2011 (2011-04) 7P/A
4 "Crime of the Century" Ken Bentley Andrew Cartmel 7th Ace, Raine May 2011 (2011-05) 7P/B
5 "Animal" Ken Bentley Andrew Cartmel 7th Ace, Raine, Brigadier Bambera June 2011 (2011-06) 7P/C
6 "Earth Aid" Ken Bentley Ben Aaronovitch & Andrew Cartmel 7th Ace, Raine July 2011 (2011-07) 7P/D

Fourth Doctor Lost Stories (2011)[edit]

No. Title Directed by Written by Doctor Featuring Release Date Prod.
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1 "The Foe from the Future" Ken Bentley Robert Banks Stewart and John Dorney 4th Leela October 2011 (2011-10) 4R/A
2 "The Valley of Death" Ken Bentley Philip Hinchcliffe and Jonathan Morris 4th Leela November 2010 (2010-11) 4V/A

Series 3 (2011-12)[edit]

This third batch of stories features three stories with the Fifth Doctor, Nyssa and Tegan Jovanka, followed by three stories with the Sixth Doctor and Peri, followed by dramatic readings of a First Doctor and Second Doctor story to round out the final two releases of the series. This series was released in October 2011-September 2012.

No. Title Directed by Written by Doctor Featuring Release Date Prod.
code
1 "The Elite" Ken Bentley Barbara Clegg and John Dorney 5th Tegan, Nyssa, Dalek October 2011 (2011-10) 6E/AA
2 "Hexagora" Ken Bentley Paul Finch, from a story by Peter Ling & Hazel Adair 5th Tegan, Nyssa November 2011 (2011-11) 6E/AB
3 "The Children of Seth" Ken Bentley Christopher Bailey and Marc Platt 5th Tegan, Nyssa December 2011 (2011-12) 6E/AC
4 "The Guardians of Prophecy" Ken Bentley Johnny Byrne and Jonathan Morris 6th Peri May 2012 (2012-05) 6Y/AI
5 "Power Play" Ken Bentley Gary Hopkins 6th Peri, Victoria June 2012 (2012-06) 6Y/AJ
6 "The First Sontarans" Ken Bentley Andrew Smith 6th Peri, Sontarans, Rutans July 2012 (2012-07) 6Y/AK
7 "The Masters of Luxor" Lisa Bowerman Anthony Coburn, adapted by Nigel Robinson 1st Susan Foreman, Ian Chesterton, Barbara Wright August 2012 (2012-08) H/C
8 "The Rosemariners" Lisa Bowerman Donald Tosh 2nd Jamie McCrimmon, Zoe Heriot September 2012 (2012-09) XX/A

Series 4 (2013)[edit]

A fourth series of stories was released in 2013, featuring one story with the First Doctor, two with the Second Doctor and one with the Third Doctor, featuring the first Third Doctor lost story ever released. The series was released September–December 2013, and the first three stories are connected because they were all originally by Brian Hayles.

No. Title Directed by Written by Doctor Featuring Release Date Prod.
code
1 "The Dark Planet" Ken Bentley Brian Hayles, adapted by Matt Fitton 1st Vicki, Ian Chesterton, Barbara Wright September 2013 (2013-09) TBA
2 "The Queen of Time" Lisa Bowerman Brian Hayles, adapted by Catherine Harvey 2nd Jamie McCrimmon, Zoe Heriot October 2013 (2013-10) TBA
3 "Lords of the Red Planet" Lisa Bowerman Brian Hayles, adapted by John Dorney 2nd Jamie McCrimmon, Zoe Heriot, Ice Warriors November 2013 (2013-11) TBA
4 "The Mega" Ken Bentley Bill Strutton, adapted by Simon Guerrier 3rd Jo Grant, Mike Yates December 2013 (2013-12) TBA

References[edit]

  1. ^ Richardson, David (2009), "'Missing Season 23' news: The line-up of stories - revealed!", Doctor Who Magazine Issue 407, London: Panini Magazines .
  2. ^ Berry, Dan (2009), "Lost and Found!", Doctor Who Magazine Issue 415, London: Panini Magazines 
  3. ^ "The 'missing' Season 27 gets underway at last", Doctor Who Magazine Issue 420, London: Panini Magazines, 2010 .