Doctor Who: The Dark Planet

Production details

  • Format
  • 180 min audio play
  • Production company
  • Big Finish Productions
  • Recording studio
  • The Moat Studios
  • Dates recorded
  • 13 & 14 February 2012
  • 10, 11 & 12 April 2012
  • Date released
  • September 2013
  • Written by
  • Brian Hayles
  • Adapted by
  • Matt Fitton
  • Directed by
  • Ken Bentley
  • Sound design & music
  • Toby Hrycek-Robinson
  • Producer
  • David Richardson
  • Executive producers
  • Jason Haigh-Ellery
  • Nicholas Briggs
  • Cover art
  • Alex Mallinson


  • Ian Chesterton
  • William Russell
  • Vicki
  • Maureen O’Brien
  • All other roles
  • John Banks
  • Charlie Norfolk


Somewhere far back in the early days of the universe the TARDIS lands on a world lit by a dying sun. Missing from the Doctor’s star maps and dotted with strange crystalline statues, it is a world ripe for exploration. But it is also a world of destruction.

Venturing out onto its surface, the time travellers find themselves drawn into an age-old conflict between the two species residing on the planet – people of Light and Shadow. Proving a catalyst for the escalation of the conflict, the Doctor and his friends need either to create a peace or to pick a side.

Because in times of war, nothing is ever black and white.