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The Elite (audio story)

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The Elite
The Elite cover
Doctor: Fifth Doctor
Companion(s): Nyssa, Tegan
Main enemy:
Main setting: Florana
Key crew
Publisher: Big Finish Productions
Writer: John Dorney, from a story by Barbara Clegg
Director: Ken Bentley
Release details
Release number: 3.01
Release date: October 2011
Format: 4 episodes on 2 CDs
ISBN 978-1-84435-573-0
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The Elite was the first story in the third series of The Lost Stories.

Publisher's summary

The Doctor offers Tegan and Nyssa a trip to the paradise world of Florana, but instead the TARDIS takes them to a domed city on a planet scarred by warfare. A world where everyone is young, and fighting for the glory of the Elite...

Hidden away in the Cathedral of Power, the High Priest is watching. It knows the Doctor, and his arrival changes everything...


Part One

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Part Two

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Part Three

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Part Four

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  • It is established that a lengthy amount of time has passed since Tegan left the Doctor and Nyssa.


  • Black roses grow on Florana.


Foods and beverages



  • The Dalek's voice changes depending on whether it is within its Dalek casing or not, or within the casing/Throne built by the inhabitants.


  • Trains are used to transport people to the factories.


  • This is the first Lost Story to feature the Fifth Doctor.
  • This story, had it been produced as a television story, would have been Nyssa and Tegan's first story with the Daleks. However, at this point, Nyssa has already encountered the Daleks several times during her time with the Doctor.
  • In the original unmade TV story, the Doctor would have made balloon animals. In this story, he shares around chocolate.
  • In the original TV version of the story, the children would have been younger, about nine or ten. Big Finish replaced the children with young adults due to the necessities of finding actors who can act well in an audio medium.
  • This audio drama was recorded on 22 and 23 November 2010.


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