Publisher's summary Edit
Ellie Higson believes that spiritualist Mrs Vanguard can hear the voices of the dead, but Henry Gordon Jago thinks it's all superstition and theatrical trickery. But if Vanguard is a harmless fake, then why have some of those who have attended her seances disappeared so mysteriously? Jago and Litefoot investigate... And find themselves facing a deadly foe from the afterlife.
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- Henry Gordon Jago - Christopher Benjamin
- George Litefoot - Trevor Baxter
- Ellie Higson - Lisa Bowerman
- Mrs Vanguard - Janet Henfrey
- Toby - Lex Shrapnel
- The Landlord - John Ainsworth
- Jago has an elderly aunt named Maude who lives in Margate.
- Mr Jago compares the possessed bodies to a Doppelgänger.
Story notes Edit
- Sergeant Quick and Doctor Tulp do not appear in this story, as producer David Richardson wanted to focus more on the character of Ellie. As a result this story is not directed by Lisa Bowerman but by John Ainsworth.
- Numerous references are made to the events of AUDIO: The Bloodless Soldier.
- Jago refers to Li H'sen Chang's act at the Palace Theatre. (TV: The Talons of Weng-Chiang)
- An attempt by time travelling humans from the far future to take over the bodies of their ancestors with the intention of altering their own history also occurred in Russia in the late 21st century. Their plan was defeated by the Fifth Doctor and his companion Turlough. Notably, on that occasion, the Doctor told Turlough that he had witnessed World War V in the 49th century, suggesting that this may have been the conflict from which the refugees were fleeing. (AUDIO: Singularity)