Doctor Who: Forty Five

Production details

  • Format
  • 120 min audio play
  • Production company
  • Big Finish Productions
  • Recording studio
  • The Moat Studios
  • Date released
  • November 2008
  • Written by
  • Mark Morris
  • Nick Scovell
  • Mark Michalowski
  • Steven Hall
  • Directed by
  • Ken Bentley
  • Sound design & music
  • Richard Fox & Lauren Yason
  • Matthew Cochrane
  • Steve Foxon
  • Producer
  • David Richardson
  • Executive producers
  • Jason Haigh-Ellery
  • Nicholas Briggs
  • Cover art
  • Simon Holub


  • The Doctor
  • Sylvester McCoy
  • Ace
  • Sophie Aldred
  • Hex
  • Philip Olivier
  • False Gods
  • Howard Carter
  • Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Jane Templeton
  • Lucy Adams
  • Robert Charles
  • Robot
  • Paul Lincoln
  • Creodont
  • Jon Glover
  • Order of Simplicity
  • Dr Verryman
  • Jon Glover
  • Mrs Crisp
  • Lucy Adams
  • Thing 1
  • Paul Lincoln
  • Thing 2
  • Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Casualties of War
  • Joey Carlisle
  • Paul Reynolds
  • May
  • Linda Marlowe
  • Audrey
  • Miss Merchant
  • Beth Chalmers
  • PC Miller
  • Andrew Dickens
  • The Word Lord
  • Commander Claire Spencer
  • Linda Marlowe
  • Nobody No One
  • Paul Reynolds
  • Captain James Hurst
  • Andrew Dickens
  • Private Fenton
  • Paul Lincoln
  • System
  • Beth Chalmers


Forty Five is a collection of four short plays.

False Gods

Written by Mark Morris

In the blistering heat of the Egyptian desert Howard Carter and his team search for the lost tomb of Userhat, a servant of the god Amun. What they discover sheds new light on the history of the world as we know it.

Order of Simplicity

Written by Nick Scovell

Dr. Verryman has devoted his life to the advancement of knowledge. When his experiments on a remote planet threaten the entire human race only the Doctor can help – if he puts his mind to it.

Casualties of War

Written by Mark Michalowski

Opportunity knocks in postwar London. But when a tea leaf steals from the wrong woman it becomes a race against time to discover the truth. Only some truths are best left untold.

The Word Lord

Written by Steven Hall

In a top secret military bunker deep beneath the Antarctic ice a mysterious death threatens peace negotiations and could spell disaster for the inhabitants of Earth. Can the Doctor cross the t’s and dot the i’s? Or will his efforts get lost in translation?