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Foreshadowing (audio story)

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Doctor: Eighth Doctor
Companion(s): Charley Pollard
Featuring: Mike Yates
Main enemy: A Time Roach
Main setting: Scotland, the 1970s
Key crew
Publisher: Big Finish Productions
Writer: Julian Richards
Director: Lisa Bowerman
Music: Toby Hrycek-Robinson
Sound: Toby Hrycek-Robinson
Read by: India Fisher
Cover by: Mark Plastow
Release details
Release number: 5.08
Release date: 31 August 2015
ISBN 978-1-78178-399-3
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Foreshadowing was the eighth story of the fifth season of Big Finish Productions' Short Trips series. It was read by India Fisher.

Publisher's summary Edit

A young lieutenant is sent to interrogate two strangers who were apprehended whilst intruding at a secure RAF base. The man seems strangely familiar, could pass for Lord Byron, and says he's an alien; meanwhile his female friend is apparently from 1930. As the lieutenant tries to find out what they're doing on his base, something connects them with a strange incident earlier in the day: stories of a giant insect...

Characters Edit

References Edit

  • Time Roaches live in the Time Vortex and can be caught using a time trap. They resemble ants but are the size of rats.
  • Mike Yates quotes from Alice in Wonderland.
  • Charley looks 18 or 19 years old.
  • The Doctor's appearance is compared to that of Lord Byron.
  • The Doctor serves tea.
  • The TARDIS can be placed in temporal stasis, putting it partly-materialised out of the vortex.
  • Charley is wearing a purple catsuit which she procured in the TARDIS wardrobe. Yates compares it to the sort of costumes worn in science fiction television series.
  • Mike had never previously heard of UNIT.
  • The Doctor describes Mike as one of his oldest friends.

Notes Edit

  • This story was available for download only.

Continuity Edit

External links Edit

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