Protect and Survive (audio play)

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Protect and Survive
Big Finish Productions audio drama
Series Doctor Who
Release no. 162
Featuring Seventh Doctor
Ace
Hex
Written by Jonathan Morris
Directed by Ken Bentley
Production code 7W/AA
Release date July 2012

Protect and Survive is a Big Finish Productions audio drama based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It was released on CD and download in July 2012, and was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra on 17 November 2013 as part of the Doctor Who 50th-anniversary celebrations.[1]

Plot[edit]

The Doctor has disappeared, and the TARDIS is out of control. Ace and Hex find themselves marooned on Earth in the 1980s at the height of the Cold War.

Cast[edit]

Continuity[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • The Doctor is absent for most of the adventure. This was due to Sylvester McCoy appearing in the feature-film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit at the time of Protect and Survive's recording.
  • Ian Hogg played Josiah Samuel Smith in the 1989 Seventh Doctor television story, Ghost Light.
  • Peter Egan recreates the late Patrick Allen's original voice-over for the real-life Protect and Survive public information announcements, which form a key part of the plot.
  • The commander of the Russian missile base is named Petrov. On 26 Sept 1983, Lt Col Stanislav Petrov averted a nuclear exchange by reasoning that an apparent American pre-emptive strike was a false alarm.

Critical reception[edit]

Doctor Who Magazine reviewer Matt Michael strongly praised the play, noting that it was "one of the bleakest" made by Big Finish.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007jxx3
  2. ^ Michael, Matt (October 2012). "The DWM Review: Protect and Survive". Doctor Who Magazine. Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent: Panini Comics (451): 74–75. 

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