Publisher's summary Edit
The post-war London of 1948 is rebuilding, the people are recovering, and Ben and Polly have arrived with an old friend with a new face. But they're not the only visitors. A very different kind of war is being fought, in a department store, and they are in the middle of it...
- As a child, Ben often searched wreckage left by bombs from World War II with his friends. They sometimes found the rotting corpses of animals trapped in the explosion.
- Polly lived in Hampshire when she was a child.
- In 1948, the six-year-old Polly visited Henrik's with her mother. While there, she saw tinned baked beans for the first time and lost her beloved teddy bear.
- Polly's parents always referred to Londoners as "brave Londoners" because of everything that they had suffered during World War II.
- As a child, Polly had a Golden Retriever named Belle.
- This story is available for download only.
- This story was recorded on 27 October 2015 at Audio Sorcery, in Tunbridge Wells.
- Penelope Faith stated in an interview in DWM 500 that her inspiration from this story came from this line on Polly Wright's page on TARDIS wiki:
In 1948, when Polly was six, she was separated from her mother on a shopping trip to Fortnum & Mason.
- The Ninth Doctor's companion Rose Tyler worked at Henrik's until it was destroyed on 4 March 2005. (TV: Rose)
- The Doctor once again plays his recorder. (TV: The Power of the Daleks, et. al)
- The Doctor refers to the Blinovitch Limitation Effect. (TV: Day of the Daleks)
- Polly refers to her uncle Randolph Wright, who was shot down over Vichy France in February 1944. (AUDIO: Resistance)
- The Doctor sees little Polly's red beret and says he would like a hat like it. (TV: The Power of the Daleks, The Highlanders)