Doctor Who: The Skin of the Sleek

Production details

  • Format
  • 60 min audio play
  • Production company
  • Big Finish Productions
  • Recording studio
  • Audio Sorcery Studios
  • Dates recorded
  • 26 Mar 2015
  • Date released
  • August 2017
  • Written by
  • Marc Platt
  • Directed by
  • Ken Bentley
  • Sound design & music
  • Jamie Robertson
  • Producer
  • David Richardson
  • Script editor
  • John Dorney
  • Executive producers
  • Jason Haigh-Ellery
  • Nicholas Briggs
  • Cover art
  • Anthony Lamb


  • The Doctor
  • Tom Baker
  • Romana
  • Lalla Ward
  • Sartia
  • Joannah Tincey
  • Eamonn Orensky
  • Alan Cox
  • Klick Chervain
  • Kieran Hodgson
  • Blujaw Skaldson
  • Des McAleer
  • Linnis Skaldson
  • Alex Wyndham
  • Greygul
  • Jamie Newall
  • Frithra
  • Jane Slavin
  • The Sleek
  • John Banks


On the planet Funderell you can walk on the ocean. The surface holds you when you move, but if you stand still, you sink. Lights shift in the fathoms and great shapes move beneath your feet – schools of giant electric eels known as Sleeks.

There is no solid land and the only locals are the Wavewalkers, hunters who live in floating villages. But recently some strangers have arrived, pursuing their own distinct agenda.

When the Doctor and Romana lose the TARDIS to the deep, they need help. Which makes finding a fellow Time Lord on the planet very useful. The fact that Time Lord is Sartia, an old friend of Romana’s, is even better!

The adventure continues in Doctor Who: The Thief Who Stole Time.