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Scherzo (audio drama)

Scherzo is a Big Finish Productions audio drama based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It is the beginning of the "Divergent Universe" saga which continued until The Next Life.

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Big Finish Productions audio drama
Series'Doctor Who'
Release no.52
FeaturingEighth Doctor
Charley Pollard
Written byRobert Shearman
Directed byGary Russell
Produced byGary Russell
Jason Haigh-Ellery
Executive producer(s)Jacqueline Rayner
Production code8N
Length1 hr 29 mins
Release dateDecember 2003


The Doctor and Charley are all alone in a new universe without the TARDIS as it, much like them, has no meaning. With their senses failing, they must confront not only their feelings for each other, but also a creature they can only hear.



The "Divergent Universe" story arc that begins here comes to an end in The Next Life.


  1. A drama for two actors is often referred to as a "two-hander". This story is a two-hander, and its cover is a visual pun.
  2. India Fisher plays Charley in another two person story, the Companion Chronicles story Solitaire, with David Bailie as the Celestial Toymaker.

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