The Guardians of Prophecy

The Guardians of Prophecy is a Big Finish Productions audio drama based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who.

The Guardians of Prophecy
Big Finish Productions audio drama
SeriesDoctor Who: The Lost Stories
Release no.18
FeaturingSixth Doctor
Peri Brown
Written byJohnny Byrne
and Jonathan Morris
Directed byKen Bentley
Executive producer(s)Nicholas Briggs
Jason Haigh-Ellery
Production codeBFPDWLS18
Release dateMay 2012


The Doctor and Peri arrive on the last remaining world in The Traken Union. The peaceful planet Serenity is also the home of the mysterious Melkur.




  • Johnny Byrne wrote the story that introduced the Melkur, The Keeper of Traken. He also wrote the Fifth Doctor television stories, Arc of Infinity and Warriors of the Deep.
  • Graham Cole originally played the Melkur in The Keeper of Traken. He was also in numerous other stories, usually playing monsters.
  • Nigel Lambert was in the 1980 Fourth Doctor television story, The Leisure Hive.
  • Simon Williams was in the 1988 Seventh Doctor television story Remembrance of the Daleks.
  • Stephen Thorne was in numerous Doctor Who television stories, usually playing notable villains, such as Omega.

Critical receptionEdit

Doctor Who Magazine reviewer Matt Michael praised the play, singling out Baker's scenes with Thorne as especially good.[1]


  1. ^ Michael, Matt (25 July 2012). "The DWM Review: The Guardians of Prophecy". Doctor Who Magazine. No. 449. Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent: Panini Comics. pp. 74–75.

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