The Ghosts of N-Space was a BBC Radio drama released in 1996. It was the second and final audio drama that Jon Pertwee lent his voice to. He passed away a few months later after its broadcast.

Publisher's summary Edit

"When the barrier gives way, this planet will be flooded by all the evil in N-Space; and at the moment I have no idea how to stop it."

The Brigadier's ancient great-uncle Mario seems unsurprised by the spectres which haunt his even more ancient Sicilian castle. But when the Doctor comes to investigate he finds himself faced with a danger as great as any he has yet encountered.

Is the answer to be found in the past, in the corrupt alchemy of the black-hearted sorcerer said to have walled up alive for his evil deeds? Or must the Doctor — and the faithful Sarah Jane Smith — brave the realm of ghosts and face the very fiends of hell?

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Theories and concepts Edit

  • The Doctor says that synchronicity is "the principle that a coincidence may happen without any causal link and yet still be significant".
  • Null-Space

Notes Edit

  • This story was originally broadcast on BBC Radio 5 from 20 January to 24 February 1996.
  • It was next released on double cassette.
  • In 2000, it was released on CD.
  • This was the final official performance for Jon Pertwee as the Third Doctor before his death on 20 May 1996, though he would reprise the role for the fan production Devious, with recording from the production later being used in the Big Finish audio Zagreus, and an in-character guest appearance on Surprise Surprise. His final line in the role was: "Yes, and that means "minstrel"."
  • This story had its incidental music composed by Peter Howell and features his arrangement of the theme, rather than the Derbyshire version used for the Third Doctor's TV stories.

Continuity Edit

Releases Edit

The Ghosts of N-Space was released on CD by BBC Audio on 5 June 2000.

Novelisation Edit


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Main article: The Ghosts of N-Space (novelisation)

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