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Rat Trap (audio story)

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Rat Trap
Rat Trap
Doctor: Fifth Doctor
Companion(s): Tegan, Turlough, Nyssa
Main enemy: Rats, Rat King
Main setting: Cadogan Tunnels, England, 9 June 1983
Key crew
Publisher: Big Finish Productions
Writer: Tony Lee
Director: Ken Bentley
Post production: Andy Hardwick
Cover by: Anthony Lamb
Release details
Release number: 148
Release date: June 2011
Format: 2 CDs, 4 parts
Production code: 6H/F
ISBN 978-1-84435-560-0
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Rat Trap was the one hundred and forty-eighth monthly Doctor Who audio story produced by Big Finish Productions. Released in June 2011, it was the final story in the 2011 Fifth Doctor trilogy featuring Tegan Jovanka, Vislor Turlough and an older Nyssa.

Publisher's summary Edit

1983: as the country goes to the polls, two "Urban Explorers", together with a freelance journalist, break into the long-defunct Cadogan Tunnels, once a secret wartime facility... and later, so rumour has it, the site of an experimental laboratory with a nasty sideline in vivisection.

What they find, in its twisting underground corridors, is something the most cynical conspiracy theorist could never have imagined: a highly-evolved society of questing, intelligent creatures, living right under humanity's nose for decades.

But there's no way out of the tunnels — as the Doctor, Nyssa, Tegan and Turlough are about to discover when the TARDIS brings them, too, into the complex. It's a rat trap — and they've all been caught!

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The Doctor Edit

  • The Doctor refers obliquely to his habit of building "Macguffins" to defend certain problems (in this case, the psychic connections between the rats).

Organisations Edit

  • The Doctor tells Nyssa that UNIT will clean up after him, and tells Kevin he'll contact them in order to see if he could join up.

Politics Edit


  • Turlough refers to the State of Grace in the TARDIS and how it will prevent weapons fire but not general damage.

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