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The One Doctor (audio story)

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The One Doctor
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Script release: The Audio Scripts: Volume Two
Doctor: Sixth Doctor
Companion(s): Mel
Main enemy: The Cylinder
Main setting: Generios 1, Generios 8, Generios 14 and Generios 15 in the Generios System, West Galaxy, the Vulgar End of Time
Key crew
Publisher: Big Finish Productions
Writer: Gareth Roberts and Clayton Hickman
Director: Gary Russell
Music: Alistair Lock
Sound: Alistair Lock
Cover by: Clayton Hickman
Release details
Release number: 27
Release date: December 2001
Format: 4 Episodes on 2 CDs
Production code: 7C/R
ISBN 1-903654-56-4
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The One Doctor was the twenty-seventh monthly Doctor Who audio story produced by Big Finish Productions. It featured Colin Baker as the Sixth Doctor and Bonnie Langford as Melanie Bush. This audio was released in December 2001 and was considered Big Finish's "Christmas release". It has a notably comic slant to the story. It is the first of two Christmas releases in the main range, the second being AUDIO: Bang-Bang-a-Boom!. Both stories feature Mel.

Publisher's summary Edit

When the evil Skelloids launch an attack upon the seventeen worlds of the Generios system, its peace-loving inhabitants face total destruction.

So it's lucky that the Doctor, that famous traveller in time and space, is in the area, and that he, along with his pretty young assistant, Sally-Anne, manages to defeat the deadly creatures and save the day.

But now it looks as though the Doctor's luck has run out.

Who is the mysterious, curly-haired stranger, intent on causing trouble? What role does the feisty redhead Melanie play in his scheme? And what have they to do with the sinister alien cylinder approaching Generios?

One thing is certain: for the Doctor and Sally-Anne, there's deadly danger ahead...

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The Doctor Edit

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Planets Edit

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Illustration by Lee Sullivan from DWM 312.

Objects Edit

Three Great Treasures of Generios Edit

  • UNIT ZX419, also known as the Shelves of Infinity, are infinite and therefore impossible to put up.
  • Mentos; or rather the control box to Mentos.
  • The largest diamond in existence.

Notes Edit


Art by Roger Langridge from DWM 314

  • This is the first of Big Finish Productions' "Christmas releases" stories. They are a bit more light-hearted than other releases. The following year's Christmas release was Bang-Bang-a-Boom!, a story again parodying popular media-culture. In years following Bang-Bang-a-Boom!'s release, Big Finish offered subscriber only special releases, although those tended to cover all genres rather than the lighter-toned style that this story and Bang-Bang-a-Boom use.
  • The third episode features the alternative Delaware version of the Doctor Who theme tune, a nod to the overseas print of TV: Carnival of Monsters.
  • This audio drama was recorded on 28 and 29 April 2001.
  • The second CD contains a bonus track containing two scenes. In the first of these, the Doctor and Mel attempt to use the Time-Space Visualiser to watch The Queen's Speech, but accidentally tune in to Elizabeth I. In the second, the Questioner asks Mentos a number of questions from throughout time and space. Both scenes end with the characters wishing Merry Christmas "to all of you at home". (TV: The Daleks' Master Plan) The bonus track was posted on Big Finish's official Soundcloud in December 2012.[1]
  • Jim Mortimore and Jane Elphinstone's score to this story, alongside the score to Bloodtide and Project: Twilight, was released on the CD Music from the Sixth Doctor Audio Adventures.

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