Doctor Who: Planet of the Rani

Production details

  • Format
  • 120 min audio play
  • Production company
  • Big Finish Productions
  • Recording studio
  • The Moat Studios
  • Dates recorded
  • 16 & 16 Apr 2015
  • Date released
  • October 2015
  • Written by
  • Marc Platt
  • Directed by
  • Ken Bentley
  • Sound design & music
  • Richard Fox & Lauren Yason
  • Producer
  • David Richardson
  • Executive producers
  • Jason Haigh-Ellery
  • Nicholas Briggs
  • Cover art
  • Tom Webster


  • The Doctor
  • Colin Baker
  • Constance Clarke
  • Miranda Raison
  • The Rani
  • Siobhan Redmond
  • Raj Kahnu
  • Guard
  • James Joyce
  • Pazmi
  • Olivia Poulet
  • Brejesh
  • Security Leader
  • Dominic Thorburn
  • Chowdras
  • Governor
  • Tim Bentinck
  • Degoor
  • Montain
  • Chris Porter


Miasimia Goria was a quiet planet, an ancient world of bucolic tranquillity, until the Rani arrived with ideas of her own. She planned to create a race of new gods. Gods that she could keep on her leash, but those plans went horribly wrong. Now, she languishes in the high security of Teccaurora Penitentiary, consigned there by her arch enemy and old student colleague, the Doctor. But the Rani, always resourceful, ever calculating, knows things about the Doctor’s past that he would rather forget. She wants revenge, even if it takes a hundred years.

Planet of the Rani is a masterclass in Doctor Who storytelling that teases, tantalises and leaves you desperate for more.
— Tim Cundle, Doctor Who Magazine

Dominic Thorburn, Chris Porter, Tim Bentinck, Miranda Raison, Colin Baker, Siobhan Redmond, Olivia Poulet, David Richardson, Marc Platt. Photograph: Tony Whitmore