Excelis Rising

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Excelis Rising
Album cover
Big Finish Productions audio drama
SeriesDoctor Who
Release no.2 in Excelis series
FeaturingSixth Doctor
Written byDavid A. McIntee
Directed byEdward Salt
Produced byGary Russell,
Jason Haigh-Ellery
Executive producer(s)Jacqueline Rayner
Production codeEX02
Length1 hr 30 mins
Release date8 April 2002

Excelis Rising is a Big Finish Productions audio drama based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It is part of the Excelis trilogy which commenced in Excelis Dawns and concludes in Excelis Decays. The events are also connected to the Bernice Summerfield audio drama The Plague Herds of Excelis.


A thousand years after his first visit to the planet Artaris, the Doctor returns, in his Sixth incarnation. The city of Excelis has grown, spreading a vast Empire throughout the globe. Science and engineering have provided a new Age of Reason.

But the more things change, the more they stay the same, and once again death follows the mysterious Relic through the halls of the Imperial Museum.

When the Doctor finds himself helping the Curator and the local authorities with this mystery, he finds himself crossing paths with a familiar face from Excelis’ history—but no-one lives for a thousand years, do they?


  • The DoctorColin Baker
  • Reeve Maupassant — Anthony Stewart Head
  • The Curator — Charles Kay
  • Solomon — Rupert Laight
  • Thief — Toby Walton
  • Inquisitor Danby — Nicky Goldie
  • Minister Pryce — James Lailey
  • The Mother Superior — Patricia Leventon

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