a real world point of view
|Main enemy:||The Cybermen|
|Main setting:||Lonsis, 2006|
|Publisher:||Big Finish Productions|
|Post production:||Andy Hardwick and Gareth Jenkins|
|Cover by:||Alex Mallinson|
|Release date:||July 2007 (Part 1)|
August 2007 (Part 2)
|Format:||2 episodes on 2 discs|
|Production code:||BFPDWCDMG007 (Part 1) |
BFPDWCDMG008 (Part 2)
|The New Eighth Doctor Adventures|
|No More Lies||Dead London|
Human Resources was the eighth story, though like the first story of this series Blood of the Daleks it was a two part release. With this story occupying the seventh and eighth releases that formed the final parts to Big Finish Productions' first series of The New Eighth Doctor Adventures audio stories that were co-produced with BBC 7. This was the first encounter with the Cybermen for the Eighth Doctor since Charlotte Pollard's departure story The Girl Who Never Was.
Lucie Miller's been headhunted to join the staff of Hulbert Logistics, a respectable blue-chip firm in Telford. Great prospects, competitive salary - you don't have to be mad to work here! But wasn't she made for better things, like travelling by TARDIS through time and space? The Doctor, meanwhile, has been fired - into a confrontation with the most terrifying of enemies...
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- The Doctor - Paul McGann
- Lucie Miller - Sheridan Smith
- Headhunter - Katarina Olsson
- Hulbert - Roy Marsden
- Straxus - Nickolas Grace
- Jerry Cooper - Owen Brenman
- Karen - Louise Fullerton
- Malcolm - Andy Wisher
- The Cybermen - Nicholas Briggs
- The Cybermen from this story have migrated from Mondas to Lonsis. The Cyberleader has not even heard of Telos, which means that these Cyberman migrated to another planet before the other Cybermen came across Telos.
- The Shinx are a race of traders from Shinus.
- Roy Marsden (Hulbert) previously played Mr Stoker in TV: Smith and Jones.
- This audio drama was recorded on 26 and 30 August 2006 at The Moat Studios.
- This is the only New Eighth Doctor Adventure story to feature the Cybermen.
- This two-part finale marked the beginning of a few traditions in the New Eighth Doctor Adventures series finale range. Firstly, the preceding 3 series finales would all feature one of the Doctor's most deadliest enemies. Secondly, all 4 series end with a 2-part story, and thirdly, they are all significent to the character of Lucie Miller and her relationship with the Doctor.
- The Time Lords send the Doctor on the mission of hunting down Lucie, and they give him a Time Ring. The Fourth Doctor was given the same on his mission to avert the Daleks creation. (TV: Genesis of the Daleks)
- Lucie mentions the Tomorrow Twins. (AUDIO: Horror of Glam Rock)
- The Sixth Doctor previously encountered the Shinx in Manchester in February 2008. (AUDIO: The Condemned)
- Official Human Resources (Part 1) page at bigfinish.com
- Official Human Resources (Part 2) page at bigfinish.com
- Detailed synopsis of Human Resources at the Doctor Who Reference Guide