a real world point of view
|Main enemy:||Major Dickens|
|Main setting:||Sibley Hall, Gravonax Island, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, 2006|
|Publisher:||Big Finish Productions|
|Post production:||Gareth Jenkins|
|Cover by:||Lee Binding|
|Release date:||February 2006|
|Format:||4 Episodes on 2 CDs|
|Big Finish Doctor Who audio stories|
|Pier Pressure||Time Works|
Night Thoughts was the seventy-ninth monthly Big Finish Doctor Who audio story. It was the fifth audio story featuring the Seventh Doctor, Ace and Hex. This is the first "Lost Story" that was to have been part of Doctor Who's Season 27. Produced three years before Big Finish began producing their range of The Lost Stories, this is the first example of an unmade television story being adapted for audio.
Publisher's summary Edit
'I warn you, things could get very nasty here before they get better.'
Hex, already troubled by a vivid nightmare, is further disturbed by the night-time appearance of a whistling, hooded apparition.
Ace tries to befriend the young housemaid, Sue. Sue knows secrets. She knows why the academics have assembled here, and she knows why they are all so afraid. But Sue's lips are sealed -- she prefers to communicate through her disturbing toy, Happy the Rabbit.
And then the killing begins. Gruesome deaths that lead the Doctor and his friends to discover the grisly truth behind the academics' plans, and -- as the ghosts of the past become ghosts of the present -- to recognise that sometimes death can be preferable to life...
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- The Doctor - Sylvester McCoy
- Ace - Sophie Aldred
- Hex - Philip Olivier
- Major Dickens - Bernard Kay
- The Bursar - Joanna McCallum
- Dr O'Neil - Andrew Forbes
- Sue - Lizzie Hopley
- The Deacon - Ann Beach
- Joe Hartley - Duncan Duff
- Ace's maternal grandmother, Kathleen Dudman, died in 1973. She remembered that her mother Audrey cried for days afterwards.
- Hex was raised by his father and maternal grandmother, the mother of Cassie Schofield whom the Sixth Doctor and his companion Evelyn Smythe had met on two occasions, in 1999 and November 2004. They witnessed her death at the hands of Nimrod on the latter occasion. Hex believed that his grandmother was actually his mother until he was six years old.
- Night Thoughts was originally a story that would have been part of Season 27, had Doctor Who continued beyond Survival. It would have been a three-part story.
- Bernard Kay (Major Dickens) previously played Carl Tyler in TV: The Dalek Invasion of Earth, Saladin in TV: The Crusade, Detective Inspector Crossland in TV: The Faceless Ones and Caldwell in TV: Colony in Space.
- Andrew Forbes (Dr. O'Neil) previously played Omril in TV: Full Circle.
- Duncan Duff (Joe Hartley) previously played a newsreader from a parallel universe in TV: Rise of the Cybermen.
- An illustrated preview for this story appeared in issue 366 of Doctor Who Magazine illustrated by Martin Geraghty.
- This audio drama was recorded on 7 and 8 November 2005 at The Moat Studios.
- The Doctor and Ace met her maternal grandmother Kathleen Dudman at Maiden's Point in 1943. (TV: The Curse of Fenric)
- Official Night Thoughts page at bigfinish.com
- Night Thoughts at the Doctor Who Reference Guide
- DisContinuity for Night Thoughts at Tetrapyriarbus - The DisContinuity Guide