Heroes of Sontar

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Heroes of Sontar
Big Finish Productions audio drama
Series Doctor Who
Release no. 146
Featuring Fifth Doctor
Tegan Jovanka
Vislor Turlough
Written by Alan Barnes
Directed by Ken Bentley
Executive producer(s) Nicholas Briggs
Jason Haigh-Ellery
Production code 6HD
Release date April 2011

Heroes of Sontar is a Big Finish Productions audio drama based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who.


The Doctor takes his friends to the peaceful citadel planet, Samur. But they find it deserted. Suddenly, seven Sontarans arrive on a mission so secret, even they don't know it.



Writer Alan Barnes based the Sontaran characters on the characters from the sitcom Dad's Army, and derived the characters' names from the names of the sitcom's actors: Field-Major Thurr from Arthur Lowe, Sergeant Mezz from John le Mesurier, Corporal Clunn from Clive Dunn, Pilot Bekk from James Beck, Trooper Vend from Ian Lavender, Trooper Jorr from John Laurie and Trooper Nold from Arnold Ridley.[1] The story's dialogue deliberately includes catchphrases from Dad's Army such as "You stupid boy!"[1]



  1. ^ a b Alan Barnes (writer); Ken Bentley (director) (30 April 2011). Heroes of Sontar (digital download only). Big Finish Productions. Event occurs at 26:26 on "Extra" track. ISBN 978-1-84435-558-7. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 

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