1. The Toy
Released September 2016
"Nigel Fairs, I would like to thank you for finally giving us a cracking thirty minutes and a properly three-dimensional character in Nyssa. And Sarah Sutton – you know how to read a story," - Mass Movement
This Doctor Who: Short Trips Rarities title was first released as an exclusive title on CD only for those buying the Doctor Who - The Complete History partwork from Hachette Publishing. It is presented here for the first time as a download release.
In her bedroom on board the TARDIS, Nyssa dreams of her long lost home, and a Forbidden Archway that never really existed — or did it?
In the TARDIS corridors she finds a flight of steps, a door marked ‘keep out’, and beyond, a locked room full of secrets. In particular a casket containing a jewel seems to call to her. “Nyssa of Traken, do you want to be my friend?”
So begins a journey that takes Nyssa from snow capped mountains to vast cities, and introduces her to people she seems to know so well. What dangerous landscape has she wondered into — and can she ever escape to safety, and the comfort of her travelling companions?
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs
Written By: Nigel Fairs
Directed By: Lisa Bowerman
Sarah Sutton (Narrator)