Doctor Who: The Silurian Candidate

Production details

  • Format
  • 120 min audio play
  • Production company
  • Big Finish Productions
  • Recording studio
  • Moat Studios
  • Dates recorded
  • 2, 3, & 11 May 2017
  • Date released
  • September 2017
  • Written by
  • Matthew J Elliott
  • Directed by
  • Ken Bentley
  • Sound design
  • Luke Pietnik
  • Music
  • Howard Carter
  • Producer
  • David Richardson
  • Script editor
  • Alan Barnes
  • Executive producers
  • Jason Haigh-Ellery
  • Nicholas Briggs
  • Cover art
  • Anthony Lamb

Cast

  • The Doctor
  • Sylvester McCoy
  • Mel
  • Bonnie Langford
  • Ace
  • Sophie Aldred
  • Ruth Drexler
  • Avvox
  • Fiona Sheehan
  • Chairman Bart Falco
  • Nicholas Asbury
  • Chordok
  • Spenodus
  • Jodelet
  • Nicholas Briggs
  • Karlas
  • Rita
  • Caitlin Thorburn
  • Gorrister
  • Ignatius Anthony
  • Director Shen
  • Louise Mai Newberry

Synopsis

The year is 2085, and planet Earth remains on the edge of a nuclear precipice. At any moment, either of two vast rival power blocs, to the West and the East, might unleash a torrent of missiles, bringing about the terrible certainty of Mutual Assured Destruction.

But there is another way – or so Professor Ruth Drexler believes. Hence her secret mission deep in Eastern bloc territory, to uncover a hidden city, never before glimpsed by human eyes: the Parliament of the Silurians, the lizard people who ruled the Earth before humankind.

There, she’ll encounter a time-travelling Doctor, who knows the Silurians well. A Doctor on a secret mission of his own.