Years after ending her travels with the Doctor, Vicki finds herself back in the TARDIS. The Doctor desperately needs her help, and she’s only too happy to oblige. But in the process, the two of them fall into a series of perilous encounters, with the dreaded Daleks never far behind them.
What is the mysterious presence inside the TARDIS? And precisely what damage do the Daleks and their agents intend to cause to the flow of Earth’s history?
The Doctor and Vicki must call upon all their guile and bravery to discover the truth and save the day.
Recorded on: 8-10 August 2023
Recorded at: The Soundhouse
Director and script editor Nicholas Briggs, who also voices the Daleks in this box set, said: “Listeners may remember that at the end of our last First Doctor story, Doctor Who: The Incherton Incident, the Doctor suddenly disappeared. And this has some bearing on how he now finds himself travelling with an older version of Vicki.
“There’s a lot for the older Vicki to cope with, but she embraces every challenge with gusto. This is an exciting and emotional journey for her as she plunges back into the fray with renewed vigour!”
Maureen O'Brien said of Stephen Noonan: “Oh, he’s fantastic. We’re fellow Liverpudlians, so we have a lot in common. He is doing an extraordinary job as William Hartnell’s Doctor. It’s an incredible challenge but he’s incredibly meticulous and he is getting it right. He’s got the rhythm of William Hartnell, which I think is always the most important thing about how someone speaks. It’s really a fantastic portrayal.”
Maureen O'Brien and Stephen Noonan