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Winter for the Adept (audio story)

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Winter for the Adept
Winter for the Adept
Doctor: Fifth Doctor
Companion(s): Nyssa
Main enemy: Spillagers
Main setting: Switzerland, 22 December 1963
Key crew
Publisher: Big Finish Productions
Writer: Andrew Cartmel
Director: Gary Russell
Producer: Jason Haigh-Ellery and Gary Russell
Music: Russell Stone
Sound: Andy Hardwick @ ERS
Cover by: Clayton Hickman
Release details
Release number: 10
Release date: July 2000
Format: 4 Episodes on 2 CDs
Production code: 6C/B
ISBN 1-84435-072-X
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Winter for the Adept
Winter for the Adept

Winter for the Adept was former script editor Andrew Cartmel's first script for Big Finish Productions, and, as of 2016, his only one for the main monthly range. It was highly unusual for his work in the DWU because it featured the Fifth Doctor and Nyssa, rather than his usual team of the Seventh Doctor and Ace.

Another "fish-out-of-water" with this story was India Fisher, who enjoyed her first Big Finish role here, several months before originating her usual character of Charlotte Pollard.

Publisher's summary Edit

When a teleportation experiment goes badly wrong, Nyssa finds herself stranded on the freezing slopes of the Swiss Alps in 1963. But is it mere coincidence that she finds shelter in a snowbound school, haunted by a malevolent poltergeist?

When the Doctor arrives, Nyssa and the other inhabitants of the school soon discover that the ghost is merely part of a darker, deeper and more deadly game involving rogue psi talents and something else... Something not of this Earth.

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Foods and beverages Edit

  • The Doctor brews tea that contains a mild sedative.
  • The Doctor eats a ham sandwich.
  • Nyssa is offered cognac, but refuses.

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Theories and concepts Edit

  • Harding Wellman is a dead person whose spiritual remains were animated by energy, manifesting similar to a ghost.
Lee Sullivan BF 5 1 Winter for the Adept

Art by Lee Sullivan from DWM 293.

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