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Doctor Who: The Lost Stories is a range of Doctor Who audio plays by Big Finish Productions, adapted from unused TV stories.



Series 1 (2009–10)Edit

The first series is largely adapted from stories planned for the unmade 1985–1986 series. Colin Baker and Nicola Bryant star as the Sixth Doctor and Peri.

Clegg wrote a detailed story breakdown for Point of Entry, which Platt turned into a complete script. Hammond wrote an incomplete script for Paradise 5, which was completed and adapted for audio by Lane. Martin, Bidmead, and Mills have revised their own scripts, with Bidmead describing his revision as a "top-to-bottom rewrite". Paul Finch approached Big Finish with a complete script that his father Brian had written for Season 22 in 1985. The story was completely unknown to Big Finish before this.[1] Michael Feeney Callan's The Children of January was originally part of the line-up, but fell through due to the author's other commitments and was replaced by The Macros.[2]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byDoctorFeaturingReleased
1"The Nightmare Fair"John AinsworthGraham WilliamsSixthPeri, Celestial ToymakerNovember 2009 (2009-11)
2"Mission to Magnus"Lisa BowermanPhilip MartinSixthPeri, Ice Warriors, SilDecember 2009 (2009-12)
3"Leviathan"Ken BentleyBrian Finch and Paul FinchSixthPeriJanuary 2010 (2010-01)
4"The Hollows of Time"John AinsworthChristopher H. BidmeadSixthPeri, TractatorsFebruary 2010 (2010-02)
5"Paradise 5"Barnaby EdwardsPJ Hammond and Andy LaneSixthPeri, Cherubs, ElohimMarch 2010 (2010-03)
6"Point of Entry"John AinsworthBarbara Clegg and Marc PlattSixthPeri, OmnimApril 2010 (2010-04)
7"The Song of Megaptera"John AinsworthPat MillsSixthPeriMay 2010 (2010-05)
8"The Macros"John AinsworthIngrid Pitt and Tony RudlinSixthPeriJune 2010 (2010-06)

Series 2 (2010–11)Edit

The first release of the second series is The First Doctor Boxset, a four-disc boxed set including Moris Farhi's stories Farewell Great Macedon and The Fragile Yellow Arc of Fragrance. Farhi's scripts for Farewell Great Macedon have been adapted as an enhanced audiobook, performed by William Russell and Carole Ann Ford, who, respectively, played Ian Chesterton and Susan Foreman.

The second release is The Second Doctor Boxset, another four-disc boxed set including Dick Sharples' The Prison in Space. Sharples' story has been adapted by Simon Guerrier, and is performed by Frazer Hines and Wendy Padbury, who played Jamie McCrimmon and Zoe Heriot. The set also includes The Destroyers, the unmade pilot episode of a proposed Dalek-centred spin-off series for American TV. The episode has been adapted as a full-cast drama, with Nicholas Briggs as the voice of the Daleks.

The remaining releases have been adapted from stories planned for the unmade Season 27, and introduced a new companion for the Seventh Doctor, a young safecracker named Raine Creevy, played by Beth Chalmers.[3] They were released monthly from January–April 2011 are as follows.

The character of Raine makes her debut as an adult in Crime of the Century, but appears as a newborn baby in Thin Ice; Beth Chalmers plays Raine's mother in that story.

No.TitleDirected byWritten byDoctorFeaturingReleased
1The First Doctor Boxset
"Farewell, Great Macedon"
"The Fragile Yellow Arc of Fragrance"
Lisa BowermanMoris Farhi, adapted by Nigel RobinsonFirstSusan Foreman, Ian Chesterton, Barbara WrightNovember 2010 (2010-11)
2The Second Doctor Boxset
"Prison in Space"
"The Destroyers"
Lisa BowermanDick Sharples & Terry Nation, adapted by Simon Guerrier, Nicholas Briggs & John DorneySecondJamie McCrimmon, Zoe Heriot, Sara Kingdom, DaleksDecember 2010 (2010-12)
3"Thin Ice"Ken BentleyMarc PlattSeventhAce, Ice WarriorsApril 2011 (2011-04)
4"Crime of the Century"Ken BentleyAndrew CartmelSeventhAce, RaineMay 2011 (2011-05)
5"Animal"Ken BentleyAndrew CartmelSeventhAce, Raine, Brigadier BamberaJune 2011 (2011-06)
6"Earth Aid"Ken BentleyBen Aaronovitch & Andrew CartmelSeventhAce, RaineJuly 2011 (2011-07)

Fourth Doctor Lost Stories (2011)Edit

No.TitleDirected byWritten byDoctorFeaturingReleased
The Fourth Doctor Boxset
"The Foe from the Future"
"The Valley of Death"
Ken BentleyRobert Banks Stewart, John Dorney, Philip Hinchcliffe and Jonathan MorrisFourthLeelaJanuary 2012 (2012-01)

Series 3 (2011–12)Edit

This third batch of stories features three stories with the Fifth Doctor, Nyssa and Tegan Jovanka, followed by three stories with the Sixth Doctor and Peri, followed by dramatic readings of a First Doctor and Second Doctor story to round out the final two releases of the series. This series was released in October 2011 – September 2012.

No.TitleDirected byWritten byDoctorFeaturingReleased
1"The Elite"Ken BentleyBarbara Clegg and John DorneyFifthTegan, Nyssa, DalekOctober 2011 (2011-10)
2"Hexagora"Ken BentleyPaul Finch, from a story by Peter Ling & Hazel AdairFifthTegan, NyssaNovember 2011 (2011-11)
3"The Children of Seth"Ken BentleyChristopher Bailey and Marc PlattFifthTegan, NyssaDecember 2011 (2011-12)
4"The Guardians of Prophecy"Ken BentleyJohnny Byrne and Jonathan MorrisSixthPeri, MelkursMay 2012 (2012-05)
5"Power Play"Ken BentleyGary HopkinsSixthPeri, VictoriaJune 2012 (2012-06)
6"The First Sontarans"Ken BentleyAndrew SmithSixthPeri, Sontarans, RutansJuly 2012 (2012-07)
7"The Masters of Luxor"Lisa BowermanAnthony Coburn, adapted by Nigel RobinsonFirstSusan Foreman, Ian Chesterton, Barbara WrightAugust 2012 (2012-08)
8"The Rosemariners"Lisa BowermanDonald ToshSecondJamie McCrimmon, Zoe HeriotSeptember 2012 (2012-09)

Series 4 (2013)Edit

A fourth series of stories was released in 2013, featuring one story with the First Doctor, two with the Second Doctor and one with the Third Doctor, featuring the first Third Doctor lost story ever released. The series was released September–December 2013, and the first three stories are connected because they were all originally by Brian Hayles.

No.TitleDirected byWritten byDoctorFeaturingReleased
1"The Dark Planet"Ken BentleyBrian Hayles, adapted by Matt FittonFirstVicki, Ian Chesterton, Barbara WrightSeptember 2013 (2013-09)
2"The Queen of Time"Lisa BowermanBrian Hayles, adapted by Catherine HarveySecondJamie McCrimmon, Zoe Heriot, HecubaOctober 2013 (2013-10)
3"Lords of the Red Planet"Lisa BowermanBrian Hayles, adapted by John DorneySecondJamie McCrimmon, Zoe Heriot, Ice WarriorsNovember 2013 (2013-11)
4"The Mega"Ken BentleyBill Strutton, adapted by Simon GuerrierThirdJo Grant, Mike YatesDecember 2013 (2013-12)

Series 5Edit

Two further stories will be released in November 2019. The first features the Fifth Doctor, Tegan, and Turlough in an unmade story from Season 21 while the second features the Sixth Doctor and Peri in a fourth story from the unmade 1985–1986 series.[4]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byDoctorFeaturingReleased
1"Nightmare Country"[4]Ken BentleyStephen GallagherFifthTegan, TurloughNovember 2019 (2019-11)
2"The Ultimate Evil"[4]Helen GoldwynWally K DalySixthPeriNovember 2019 (2019-11)


  1. ^ Richardson, David (2009), "'Missing Season 23' news: The line-up of stories – revealed!", Doctor Who Magazine Issue 407, London: Panini Magazines.
  2. ^ Berry, Dan (2009), "Lost and Found!", Doctor Who Magazine Issue 415, London: Panini Magazines
  3. ^ "The 'missing' Season 27 gets underway at last", Doctor Who Magazine Issue 420, London: Panini Magazines, 2010.
  4. ^ a b c "Lost Doctor Who stories return on audio" (Press release). Maidenhead: Big Finish Productions. 29 May 2019. Retrieved 29 May 2019.