VIII. An Earthly Child
Thirty years on from the Daleks' invasion of Earth, the scars still haven't healed. The survivors inhabit a world thrown back two hundred years, a world of crop shortages and civil unrest. A world where the brightest and best of its young people are drawn to the xenophobic Earth United group.
A world sliding into a new Dark Age, believes Susan Campbell, widow of one of the heroes of the Occupation. A world in need of alien intervention. A world in need of hope.
But as Susan takes drastic action to secure the planet's future, she's oblivious to the fact that her student son, Alex, ensnared by Earth United, is in need of alien intervention too. Or so Alex's great-grandfather thinks.
Main Doctor Who range subscribers whose subscription includes release number 129, Plague of the Daleks, will receive this one-disc Doctor Who audio drama absolutely free. An Earthly Child can also be pre-ordered now and will be available to buy separately in December 2010.
Written By: Marc Platt
Directed By: Nicholas Briggs
Paul McGann (The Doctor), Carole Ann Ford (Susan Campbell), Jake McGann (Alex Campbell), Sheryl Gannaway (Holly Barrett), Leslie Ash (Marion Fleming/Hope), Matt Addis (Faisal Jensen/Reporter), Ian Hallard (Duncan), Ian Brooker (President of the Earth Council/Policeman/Air Control/Helicopter Pilot/Reporter)