Doctor Who: Prisoners of Fate

Production details

  • Format
  • 120 min audio play
  • Production company
  • Big Finish Productions
  • Recording studio
  • The Moat Studios
  • Dates recorded
  • 9 & 10 January 2013
  • Date released
  • June 2013
  • Written by
  • Jonathan Morris
  • Directed by
  • Ken Bentley
  • Sound design & music
  • Fool Circle Productions
  • Producer
  • David Richardson
  • Executive producers
  • Jason Haigh-Ellery
  • Nicholas Briggs
  • Cover art
  • Anthony Lamb


  • The Doctor
  • Peter Davison
  • Tegan Jovanka
  • Janet Fielding
  • Vislor Turlough
  • Mark Strickson
  • Nyssa
  • Sarah Sutton
  • Sibor
  • Sarah Douglas
  • Galen
  • First Watchman
  • Alistair Mackenzie
  • Mahandra
  • Maxis
  • Computer
  • Anjella Mackintosh
  • Kartis
  • Lasarti
  • Second Watchman
  • Patient
  • Jez Fielder


Twenty-five years ago, with Richter’s Syndrome running rampant throughout the galaxy, the brilliant biochemist Nyssa, formerly of Traken, bade a painful farewell to her young family... and set off into space, in search of a cure for this deadly disease.

She never returned.

Now, her grown-up son continues her work on the penal colony of Valderon, still desperate to make the breakthrough that eluded his presumed-dead mother.

So when the TARDIS lands on Valderon, bringing the Doctor, Tegan, Turlough and Nyssa to its fortress prison, the scene is set for a painful reunion... but not only for Nyssa. The Doctor’s past is about to catch up with him too...

Prisoners of Fate is an awesome climax to this trilogy of Fifth Doctor plays.
— Doctor Who Magazine (Issue 463)