Recorded on: 30 September 2022
Recorded at: The Soundhouse
Terry Molloy said: “The thing I’ve always said about Davros and the Doctor is that they have a kind of a touching respect for each other as well as hatred because they know they’re both on the same intellectual level. And they know they’re both alone.
“So, for them, and for me, the joyous bit is the intellectual chess game they play with each other, as to who’s going to win, rather than the bangs and the whistles. At the end of it, it’s all about the battle of minds.
“Sylvester McCoy and I have worked together many times in the past. We have known each other for a long time, way before Doctor Who. It’s always great fun to get together with him again.”
Writer Jonathan Morris said: “I was thrilled to be asked to write for the 60th anniversary audio series. Working on other Big Finish things, I’d occasionally caught a tantalising glimpse of a page of script or overheard actors in the studio recording a scene which I didn’t know about. And I was all, ‘Oh, that sounds terribly exciting, I wish they’d ask me to do something’. And then, out of the blue, they did!
“I had two main thoughts, though, which you could consider part of my ‘brief to self’. It needed to deal with a significant part of the series mythology – it couldn’t be ‘just another Doctor Who story’. And rather than being written in the style of the Seventh Doctor’s era it had to be a contemporary piece because it’s not only a celebration of the past, it’s a celebration of the fact that it’s still going.”
Sylvester McCoy added: “Doctor Who was only supposed to last for six weeks and it's now sixty years! It's astonishing.
“I'm sure the other Doctors and companions will tell you, when they meet people throughout the world, many of them say 'Doctor Who inspired me to become a doctor', 'Doctor Who inspired me to become a scientist', or 'Doctor Who inspired me and helped me to get through life'. It's extraordinary. What a blessing to be in such a wonderful programme.”
Ken Bones, Helen Goldwyn, Nicholas Briggs, Terry Molloy, Beth Chalmers, Sylvester McCoy
Ken Bones, Nicholas Briggs, Sylvester McCoy, Terry Molloy, Beth Chalmers