Publisher's summary Edit
When Litefoot's home is invaded by giant metal spheres, it seems that the end of the world is nigh. The enemy has revealed itself, the end game is afoot — can two Henry Gordon Jagos save the day?
to be added
- Henry Gordon Jago - Christopher Benjamin
- George Litefoot - Trevor Baxter
- Leela - Louise Jameson
- Ellie Higson - Lisa Bowerman
- Sergeant Quick - Conrad Asquith
- Professor Payne - Philip Bretherton
- Nikola Tesla - Duncan Wisbey
- The Time Eaters - Joanna Monro / Wendy Padbury
- Professor Claudius Dark - Colin Baker
- According to Payne, this story takes place in "1890, give or take a few years."
- Sergeant Quick tells Professor Litefoot that the Metropolitan Police Service is issuing the cover story that the metal spheres are a stunt by a group of Bohemian artists.
- According to Quick, the police have interviewed the Irish author and playwright, Oscar Wilde.
- As a result of the time breaks, Leela and Jago find a 20th century radio playing a BBC shipping broadcast. They later see a pair of biplanes fighting each other in the sky over 1890s London which had come from World War I in the late 1910s.
- Payne has brought a sabre-toothed tiger to 1890s London from thousands of years in the past to act as a guard. Leela breaks its neck but sustains several injuries in doing so.
- The version of Jago from several hours in the future, which is eventually rendered an alternative timeline, is killed by one of Payne's traps.
Story notes Edit
to be added
- Jago and Litefoot recall learning the fact that the New Regency Theatre will ultimately be destroyed at 8:47 p.m. on 12 October 1940 in "a future war." (AUDIO: Swan Song)
- Leela previously saw recreations of a British Spitfire and a German Messerschmitt in the Morovanian Museum on Morovania Minor. (AUDIO: The Renaissance Man)
- It would later be revealed that Leela was unable to return to Gallifrey using her Time Ring as the interference from Payne's temporal experiments had prevented it from functioning. Furthermore, the experiments dragged both the Sixth Doctor's TARDIS and a Temparon vessel to the 1890s. (AUDIO: The Hourglass Killers)