Doctor Who: An Ordinary Life

Production details

  • Format
  • 120 min audio play
  • Production company
  • Big Finish Productions
  • Recording studio
  • The Moat Studios
  • Dates recorded
  • 4 & 5 Mar 2013
  • Date released
  • December 2014
  • Written by
  • Matt Fitton
  • Directed by
  • Ken Bentley
  • Sound design & music
  • Toby Hrycek-Robinson
  • Producer
  • David Richardson
  • Script editor
  • John Dorney
  • Executive producers
  • Jason Haigh-Ellery
  • Nicholas Briggs
  • Cover art
  • Tom Webster


  • Steven Taylor
  • Narrator
  • The Doctor
  • Peter Purves
  • Sara Kingdom
  • Jean Marsh
  • Joseph Roberts
  • Ram John Holder
  • Michael Newman
  • Damian Lynch
  • Audrey Newman
  • Sara Powell
  • Billy Flint
  • Stephen Critchlow


1950s London: newcomers arrive daily on British shores seeking a fresh start, new opportunities, or simply the chance of a different life. However, some are from much further afield than India or Jamaica. After an emergency landing, the TARDIS crew must make the best of it, and look to their new neighbours for help. But the Newman family has more than the prejudices of the time to contend with. A sinister force grows in strength amid the pubs, docks and backstreets of London. And without the Doctor, marooned in a time and place as alien as anything they’ve ever encountered, Steven and Sara may well face their greatest challenge yet. To live an ordinary life.

Matt Fitton, Stephen Critchlow, Jean Marsh, Peter Purves.