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The Foe from the Future (audio story)

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The Foe from the Future
Doctor: Fourth Doctor
Companion(s): Leela
Featuring: Charlotte Willis
Main enemy: Jalnik
Councillor Kostal
The Pantophagen
Main setting: Staffham, Devon, England, 1977 and 4000
Key crew
Publisher: Big Finish Productions
Writer: Robert Banks Stewart, adapted by John Dorney
Director: Ken Bentley
Producer: David Richardson
Music: Howard Carter
Sound: Howard Carter
Cover by: Alex Mallinson
Release details
Release date: January 2012
Format: 6 Episodes on 3 CDs
ISBN 978-1-84435-608-9
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The Foe from the Future was originally submitted as the possible conclusion to season 14. When writer Robert Banks Stewart was called away from Doctor Who by Verity Lambert to guide the writing of a troubled soap opera at Thames Television, however, the story lapsed and script editor Robert Holmes instead wrote The Talons of Weng-Chiang as the season-ender. (DOC: The Foe from the Future)

About 40 years later, Big Finish Productions resurrected the original script idea and adapted it to audio. It was then released as a six-part adventure starring Tom Baker and Louise Jameson. As a sort of in-joke to the relationship between Foe and Talons, Big Finish adapter John Dorney explicitly set it immediately prior to the events of Talons.

Publisher's summary Edit

The Grange is haunted, so they say. This stately home in the depths of Devon has been the site of many an apparition. And now people are turning up dead. The ghosts are wild in the forest. But the Doctor doesn't believe in ghosts.

The TARDIS follows a twist in the vortex to the village of Staffham in 1977 and discovers something is very wrong with time. But spectral highwaymen and cavaliers are the least of the Doctor's worries.

For the Grange is owned by the sinister Jalnik, and Jalnik has a scheme two thousand years in the making. Only the Doctor and Leela stand between him and the destruction of history itself. It's the biggest adventure of their lives – but do they have the time?

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  • This is the first Lost Story to adapt a script which was originally to have been made during the 1970s.
  • This audio drama was recorded on 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 September 2011.

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