The Light at the End (audio drama)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

The Light at the End
Album cover
Big Finish Productions audio drama
SeriesDoctor Who
FeaturingFirst Doctor
Second Doctor
Third Doctor
Fourth Doctor
Fifth Doctor
Sixth Doctor
Seventh Doctor
Eighth Doctor
Written byNicholas Briggs
Directed byNicholas Briggs
Production codeBFPDW50CD
Length1 hr 57 mins
Release date23 October 2013

The Light at the End is a Big Finish Productions audio drama celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. The story was written by Nicholas Briggs and stars Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy and Paul McGann as the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Doctors, respectively.

Three versions of the drama were released: a 2-disc CD standard edition featuring the 2 hour story;[1] a 5-disc CD limited collectors edition featuring two additional documentaries and a bonus companion chronicle audio drama;[2] and a 4-disc limited vinyl edition.[3]


23 November 1963 proves to be a significant day in the lives of all eight Doctors...

It's the day that Bob Dovie's life is ripped apart...

It's also a day that sets in motion a catastrophic chain of events which forces the first eight incarnations of the Doctor to fight for their very existence. As a mysterious, insidious chaos unfolds within the TARDIS, the barriers of time break apart...

From suburban England through war-torn alien landscapes and into a deadly, artificial dimension, all these Doctors and their companions must struggle against the power of an unfathomable, alien technology.

From the very beginning, it is clear that the Master is somehow involved. By the end, for the Doctors, there may only be darkness.


Awards and nominations[edit]

Name of the award ceremony, year presented, category, and the result of the nomination
Award ceremony Year Category Result Ref.
Audie Awards 2015 Best Package Design Won [4]
BBC Audio Drama Awards 2014 Best Online or Non-Broadcast Drama Longlisted [5]


  1. ^ "The Light at the End – Standard Edition".
  2. ^ "The Light at the End – Collector's Edition".
  3. ^ "The Light at the End – Vinyl Edition". Big Finish.
  4. ^ "2015 Audie Awards® - APA (En-US)".
  5. ^ "BBC Audio Drama Awards 2015 Long List". BBC.