Doctor Who: The Blood Furnace

Production details

  • Format
  • 120 min audio play
  • Production company
  • Big Finish Productions
  • Recording studio
  • Moat Studios
  • Dates recorded
  • 3 & 4 April 2017
  • Date released
  • August 2017
  • Written by
  • Eddie Robson
  • Directed by
  • Ken Bentley
  • Sound design
  • Martin Montague
  • Music
  • Andy Hardwick
  • Producer
  • David Richardson
  • Script editor
  • Alan Barnes
  • Executive producers
  • Jason Haigh-Ellery
  • Nicholas Briggs
  • Cover art
  • Anthony Lamb


  • The Doctor
  • Sylvester McCoy
  • Mel
  • Bonnie Langford
  • Ace
  • Sophie Aldred
  • Carolyn
  • Julie Graham
  • Danuta
  • Jade Anouka
  • Stuart Dale
  • Todd Heppenstall
  • Orla
  • Clare Calbraith
  • Vinny
  • Louis Tamone
  • Lee
  • Ignatius Anthony


The TARDIS brings the Doctor, Ace and Mel to a recently reopened shipyard in Merseyside. It’s 1991, the hardest of times. But now they’re shipbuilding once again, thanks to the yard’s new owners, the Dark Alloy Corporation. A miracle of job creation. But is it too good to be true?

While the Doctor and Ace go in search of an alien assassin at loose in the yard, Stuart Dale, discoverer of the near-magical Dark Alloy material, has an extraordinary proposition to make to his old college friend, Mel.

But who is the Corporation’s mysterious client? Who does she really represent? And what’s the secret of the Blood Furnace? Seeking answers, the Doctor and friends are about to find themselves in very deep water