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have tried to kill The Doctor. All have failed.
You are attempting that which many reasonably consider
to be impossible."
2004 Big Finish Productions released another exclusive
story for subscribers to their Doctor Who audio
range. Titled "Her Final Flight" this two part
story has been written by Julian Shortman and features
Colin Baker, as the Sixth
Doctor, and Nicola Bryant, as
his companion Peri.
This story is the first
to be commissioned from the Big Finish’s open submissions
policy and is a single CD release that was given free
of charge only to subscribers along with the release of
Next Life". It has been directed by
Gary Russell and was recorded on the 16th September 2004.
starring are: Steven Bugdale, Jonathan Owen, Heather Tracy
and Conrad Westmaas (who recently is better known for
his role as C’rizz in the Eighth Doctor audio stories).
Look out for an unusual
addition to the post-production of this story - in the
form of a choir!
Big Finish Productions
realised that early versions of the script suggested that
scene 9 could be enhanced with four-part unaccompanied
chants, but these were cut with the realisation that they
would be difficult to record. That was until Julian Harris
kindly offered the services of his highly acclaimed choir,
the St. James’s Singers, to record the chants for
(Alan Barnes and Gary Russell)
Thanks to the generosity
of Julian Harris, the St. James’s Singers, and Bob
Burnell (with SNP Productions), the chants were recorded
on Wednesday, 6th October. The chants were especially
composed by Julian Shortman, and were passed on to David
Darlington, to integrate them with his post-production
work for the story.
The Doctor lands on Refiloe, with intention of staying
no more than just a few minutes, he is far from impressed
with the religious based sub-Medieval society. But someone,
whose future depends on The Doctor's death, has decided
that the TARDIS
has made her very last flight.
At first The Doctor is
travelling alone - until that is he wakes up to find that
Peri is with him. But how can this be as the last time
he saw Peri was on Thoros-Beta? Also the Peri who is with
him now on Refiloe is an older and wiser person than the
one he was forced to leave behind so that she could marry
So what is going
on and how can Peri really be so blasé about meeting
the man who was responsible, even though indirectly, for
the course her life has taken since they parted twenty
years previously? And what has happened to the TARDIS?
A shock awaits The Doctor when he and Peri finally manage
to enter the Refiloe’s temple where the TARDIS is
up in the religious devotion to their goddess leads the
citizens of Refiloe unwittingly to their demise and in
doing so ultimately lures The Doctor and Peri into danger.
But out of the two of them it is The Doctor who is in
the gravest danger due to those who wish to see him dead.
With the TARDIS damaged
and leaking deadly Cromon radiation it is not only the
villages who are becoming ill and dying. The Doctor is
in a race against time to find a cure to save not only
all the citizens of Refiloe but also the life of Peri,
who he has sworn to protect to make amends for his previous
mistake on Thoros-Beta, and to recover the use of his
But a trap awaits The Doctor.
One that could ultimately lead to his own demise as he
eventually realises that he is the target of a paid assassin
out to kill him using some kind of device that induces
hallucinogenic visions. But who is the mysterious Agent
who has set everything up? But neither the TARDIS or The
Doctor are in any fit state to find out.
- Featuring the Sixth
Doctor and Peri.
- Number of Episodes: 2
- Cover Length: 75 minutes
- Episode Lengths: 1 = 37'43",
2 = 36'03
- Total Story Length: 73'46"
- This story takes place between "The
Trial of a Time Lord" and "Time
and the Rani".
- Cover Illustration by Stuart Manning
- Recorded: 16th September and 6th
- Recording Location: The Moat Studios
- Released: December 2004
- ISBN: 1-84435-113-0
|On the Back
When The Doctor
lands on Refiloe, he's not impressed.
fact, he doesn't intend to stay for more than just a few
has decided that the TARDIS has made her final flight.
future depends on The Doctor's death.
| Full Cast List:
|St James's Singers
conducted by Julian Harris
The Production Team:
|Gary Russell and
|Executive Producer for the BBC