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An Earthly Child (audio story)

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An Earthly Child
An Earthly Child cover
Doctor: Eighth Doctor
Companion(s): Susan Campbell
Main enemy: Guldreasi
Main setting: London and Bristol, the late 2190s
Key crew
Publisher: Big Finish Productions
Writer: Marc Platt
Director: Nicholas Briggs
Music: David Darlington
Sound: David Darlington
Cover by: Alex Mallinson
Release details
Release number: VIII
Release date: December 2009
Format: 1 CD - 1 Episode
ISBN 978-1-84435-470-2
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An Earthly Child was the seventh subscriber-exclusive release from Big Finish. It featured the Eighth Doctor and Susan, now known under her husband's name Campbell, and introduced the great-grandson of the Doctor, Alex Campbell. It was set on Earth still struggling with the aftermath of the Dalek occupation that the First Doctor had helped put an end to in the television story The Dalek Invasion of Earth. This is the beginning of the arc about adventures of Susan and Alex with the Eighth Doctor, which continues in Relative Dimensions (with Quinnis serving as a prequel of sorts), Lucie Miller and To the Death.

Publisher's summary Edit

Thirty years on from the Daleks' invasion of Earth, the scars still haven't healed. The survivors inhabit a world thrown back two hundred years, a world of crop shortages and civil unrest. A world where the brightest and best of its young people are drawn to the xenophobic Earth United group.

A world sliding into a new Dark Age, believes Susan Campbell, widow of one of the heroes of the Occupation. A world in need of alien intervention. A world in need of hope.

But as Susan takes drastic action to secure the planet's future, she's oblivious to the fact that her student son, Alex, ensnared by Earth United, is in need of alien intervention too. Or so Alex's great-grandfather thinks.

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Notes Edit

  • This was a special release given away to Big Finish subscribers who had the audio story Plague of the Daleks as part of their subscription.
  • This release was made available to non-subscribers in December 2010.
  • The title of this story is wordplay based off An Unearthly Child, the first Doctor Who story and the first to feature Susan Foreman.

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