The Silver Turk

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The Silver Turk
Big Finish Productions audio drama
Series Doctor Who
Release no. 153
Featuring Eighth Doctor
Mary Shelley
Written by Marc Platt
Directed by Barnaby Edwards
Produced by Jamie Robertson - Music & sfx
Executive producer(s) Nicholas Briggs
Jason Haigh-Ellery
Production code 8A/AA
Length 120 mins
Release date October 2011

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


The Doctor takes famous British writer, Mary Shelley, on her first trip in the TARDIS, from Switzerland to Vienna, Austria. Attempting not to travel in time, they accidentally find themselves 57 years into Mary's future, the site of the 1873 Vienna Exposition. One of the exhibits is an automaton, similar to the legendary Turk, but vastly superior.



  • For the Doctor, this story takes place before the events of Storm Warning.
  • Mary Shelley met the Doctor in The Company of Friends episode, Mary's Story. The Silver Turk begins where it left off.
  • The Doctor attempts to reunite with his companions, Samson and Gemma, whom he left in Vienna in June 1816, the same day he met Mary in Switzerland. He eventually rejoins them, and their fate is explained in Terror Firma.
  • Mary recalls using lightning to resurrect an older version of the Doctor in Mary's Story.
  • In Mary's Story, the older Doctor remembers Mary encountering the Cybermen.
  • This story features the early Cybermen, as seen in their first television story The Tenth Planet. They also featured in the audio drama Spare Parts, also written by Marc Platt.


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