The Axis of Insanity

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The Axis of Insanity
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Big Finish Productions audio drama
Series 'Doctor Who'
Release no. 56
Featuring Fifth Doctor
Written by Simon Furman
Directed by Gary Russell
Produced by Gary Russell
Jason Haigh-Ellery
Executive producer(s) Jacqueline Rayner
Production code 6QE
Length 1 hr 36 mins
Release date April 2004

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


The TARDIS, along with its crew of the Doctor, Peri and Erimem, lands at the Axis, a mysterious realm where the Time Lords keep broken timelines, splitting them off from the rest of the universe, so as not to affect the rest of the space-time continuum. However, experiments in one of these timelines is causing the others to fracture, and the Axis's Overseer has just been replaced by The Jester in a coup. Soon, the whole of reality begins to disintegrate…



  • The Axis is revisited throughout the fourth series of the Gallifrey spin-off, starting with Reborn.


  • The story was originally to feature the Fifth Doctor, Nyssa and an adult Adric.
  • The story was recorded on 22 and 23 January 2004.
  • Writer Simon Furman is best known for his work on the comic book based on the Transformers toyline. This is his first full audio drama.

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