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A Death in the Family
A Death in the Family (audio story)
Doctor: Seventh Doctor
Companion(s): Ace, Hex
Featuring: Evelyn
Main enemy: Nobody No-One
Main setting:
Key crew
Publisher: Big Finish Productions
Writer: Steven Hall
Director: Ken Bentley
Post production: Richard Fox & Lauren Yason
Cover by: Simon Holub
Release details
Release number: 140
Release date: October 2010
Format: 4 Episodes on 2 CDs
Production code: 7W/N
ISBN 978-1-84435-499-3
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Big Finish Doctor Who audio stories
Project Destiny Lurkers at Sunlight's Edge

A Death in the Family was the one hundred and fortieth monthly Doctor Who audio story produced by Big Finish Productions. It was the final chronological story for Maggie Stables' character Evelyn Smythe, with this story taking place many years after she stopped travelling with the Doctor. This is the second Big Finish audio story to feature a companion death, the first being C'rizz in Absolution. However, Evelyn continues to travel with the Sixth Doctor with several events mentioned in this story featuring in stories released after this one, until Stables passed away in 2014 and her character was retired.

Publisher's summary Edit

"The future folds into the past. The homeless hero has fallen. Now begins the time of three tales: The Tale of the Herald. The Tale of the Hidden Woman. The Tale of the Final Speaker. When the last tale is told, all the lights shall fail. The world will end."

21st century London: Nobody No One, the extra-dimensional Word Lord, is again running amok. Only this time, he's unbeatable — and a terrible tragedy is about to unfold.

It is written.

Plot Edit

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Cast Edit

References Edit

The Doctor Edit

  • The Doctor has something like a calendar of when his friends will die.
  • Nobody No-one wears a scarf in his new incarnation. He claims that it is a homage to the Doctor's fourth incarnation.

Individuals Edit

Locations Edit

  • The Doctor and Ace search the remains of the Forge's building for alien technology with Captain Stillwell of UNIT.
  • Ace meets up with Henry Noone on several occasions in the White Rabbit pub in London during 2027.
  • By 2027, the United Kingdom has a king.
  • WOTAN 1 is a UNIT base located beneath the BT Tower.

Technology Edit

Time travel Edit

  • Evelyn Rossiter was transported from Világ to the planet Pelachan via a temporal device.
  • The people of Pelachan are descendants of the crew of a human time ship called the UNS Pelican.

Earth Edit

  • Bees were being reintroduced to the UK in June 2027. According to Ace, the bee problem would be resolved by 2040, by which time Earth would also have "new pandas."
A Death in the family dummy cover

The dummy cover

A Death in the Family

Textless cover art

Notes Edit

Continuity Edit

External links Edit

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