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Love and War (audio story)

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Love and War
Love and War audio
Adapted from: Love and War
Doctor: Seventh Doctor
Companion(s): Ace, Benny
Main enemy: The Hoothi
Main setting: Heaven, 2570
Key crew
Publisher: Big Finish Productions
Writer: Paul Cornell, adapted by Jacqueline Rayner
Director: Gary Russell
Music: Steve Foxon
Sound: Steve Foxon
Release details
Release number: 2
Release date: October 2012
Format: 3 CDs
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Love and War was the second story in Big Finish Productions' Doctor Who Special Releases range. It was an adaptation of the novel of the same name created to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of its original release.

Publisher's summary Edit

On a planet called Heaven, all hell is breaking loose.

Heaven is a cemetery for both humans and Draconians — a final place of rest for those lost during wartime. The Doctor arrives on a trivial mission — to find a book, or so he says — and Ace, wandering around Joycetown, becomes involved with a charismatic Traveller called Jan.

But the Doctor is strenuously opposed to the romance. What is he trying to prevent? Is he planning some more deadly game connected with the coffins revered by the mysterious Church of Vacuum and the unusual Arch that marks the location of a secret building below ground?

Archaeologist Bernice Summerfield thinks so. Her destiny is inextricably linked with that of the Doctor, but even she may not be able to save Ace from the Time Lord's plans.

This time, has the Doctor gone too far?

A new adaptation of the Virgin New Adventures novel which introduced Bernice Summerfield; also contains the prelude from Doctor Who Magazine and a behind-the-scenes documentary about the making of the story.

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Notes Edit

  • It is the first audio drama to feature the Doctor, Ace and Bernice Summerfield since AUDIO: The Dark Flame in March 2003. In the interim, the Doctor and Bernice appeared together in AUDIO: The Final Amendment, AUDIO: Benny's Story (featuring the Eighth Doctor) and AUDIO: Bernice Summerfield and the Criminal Code.
  • The prelude to the story, originally printed in Doctor Who Magazine 192, was recorded and released on the bonus disk and as a free podcast.
  • Benny's costume on the CD cover is the same here as was depicted on the original novel's cover.
  • The Audio CD comes with a reversible cover: On one side it is styled as a Doctor Who release with no number. On the other side it is styled as part of the Big Finish Bernice Summerfield series, again with no number.
  • After AUDIO: The Burning Prince, this is the second Big Finish audio drama released in as many months to feature a pyrokinetic character, namely Jan Rydd.
  • Big Finish ran a poll on Facebook where fans could vote on the best Big Finish Doctor Who audio of 2012, and this audio drama won out. It was subsequently put on sale at half price for 48 hours.
  • This audio drama was recorded on 28 and 29 January 2012.
  • This is the first Big Finish audio drama to adapt a Doctor Who novel in which the Doctor has not been removed (see AUDIO: Birthright, for example). It also marks the first time that one of the DWM preludes has been dramatised.

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