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Colditz (audio story)

Colditz
Colditz cover
Doctor: Seventh Doctor
Companion(s): Ace
Main enemy: The Nazis
Elizabeth Klein
Main setting: Colditz Castle (Oflag IV-C), Colditz, Nazi Germany, October 1944
Key crew
Publisher: Big Finish Productions
Writer: Steve Lyons
Director: Gary Russell
Cover by: Clayton Hickman
Release details
Release number: 25
Release date: October 2001
Format: 4 Episodes on 2 CDs
Production code: 7U
ISBN 1-903654-47-5
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Colditz was the twenty-fifth monthly Doctor Who audio story produced by Big Finish Productions. It featured the Seventh Doctor played by Sylvester McCoy and Ace played by Sophie Aldred.

Publisher's summary edit

October 1944.

As World War Two draws towards its conclusion, a Nazi defeat begins to seem almost inevitable. But that might be about to change...

Two intruders are captured in the grounds of Colditz Castle, the most secure Prisoner of War camp in Germany.

At first, the guards think they're dealing with British spies. But the strangers arrived in an advanced travelling machine, the like of which they've never seen before.

With this "TARDIS" in their hands, the Third Reich might triumph after all...

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References edit

The Doctor edit

  • The Doctor is shot in the shoulder. The bullet works its way out of his body overnight.
    25 Colditz
Doctor Who Magazine 310 colditz

Art by Lee Sullivan featured in DWM 310

Individuals edit

  • After the events she witnesses at Colditz, Ace decides from now on she's to be known as Dorothy McShane.
  • Ace mentions that she played the Colditz board game as a child.
  • Ace refers to the Stone Roses.

Languages edit

  • When the Doctor and Ace arrive, they are shouted at in German.

Weapons edit

Technology edit

  • The Doctor's TARDIS does not have a journey log. Since it is stated in several episodes of the audio spin-off series Gallifrey that Gallifreyan time capsules do possess such a log, it is logical to assume that this feature is only available in TARDISes more advanced than a Type 40.

Notes edit

  • The character Feldwebel Kurtz is played by David Tennant, who portrayed the Tenth Doctor in the BBC Wales series from 2005 to 2010. This was the first time that he had a role in Doctor Who in any medium; he would play a number of roles for Big Finish before eventually landing his role as the Doctor in 2005.
  • The character of Elizabeth Klein returns as a companion-cum-ally in adversity to the Seventh Doctor in AUDIO: A Thousand Tiny Wings.
  • It is unknown to what extent Klein’s erasure from the timeline in AUDIO: The Architects of History altered the events of this story. It was briefly mentioned by the new version of Klein that the Doctor had visited Colditz Castle in 1944, but his experiences there must have been substantially different due to the absence of the original Dr. Klein.
  • This audio drama was recorded on 26 and 27 May 2001.

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