Our U.K. correspondent, Roy, points out that “several interesting items are available free on the old BBC Cult website” and that the site has been “closed for some time now and is no longer supported by the BBC.” Among the items there are two audio Doctor Who adventures. Given that they may dispapear at any time click on over soon and enjoy…
Doctor Who: Real Time (A 6th Doctor Adventure)
By Gary Russell; Performed by a FULL CAST
25 Streaming Real Audio Files – Approx. 60 Minutes [AUDIO DRAMA]
|EPISODE 1 Part 1|EPISODE 1 Part 2|EPISODE 1 Part 3|
|EPISODE 1 Part 4|EPISODE 1 part 5|EPISODE 2 Part 1|
|EPISODE 2 Part 2|EPISODE 2 Part 3|EPISODE 3 Part 1|
|EPISODE 3 Part 2|EPISODE 3 Part 3|EPISODE 3 Part 4|
|EPISODE 4 Part 1|EPISODE 4 Part 2|EPISODE 4 Part 3|
|EPISODE 4 Part 4|EPISODE 4 Part 5|EPISODE 5 Part 1|
|EPISODE 5 Part 2|EPISODE 5 Part 3|EPISODE 5 Part 4|
|EPISODE 6 Part 1|EPISODE 6 Part 2|EPISODE 6 Part 3|
|EPISODE 6 Part 4|
There has been a series of mysterious vanishings on the desert planet Chronos in the 33rd century. Survey teams working for a university seem to have simply vanished amongst the pyramids on the planet. Alongside two other survey teams and an expert on cybernetics, the Doctor and Evelyn learn the deadly truth: that the planet Chronos is being used as a base for one of the Doctor’s oldest and deadliest foes — the Cybermen.
An extended version of Doctor Who: Real Time was released on CD by Big Finish Productions. The additional scenes are designed to help the plot along, including an opening scene set inside the TARDIS. Buying it would probably make listening about 10 times easier.
Doctor Who: Shada (An 8th Doctor Adventure)
By Douglas Adams (and Gary Russell); Performed by a FULL CAST
6 Streaming Real Audio Files – 150 Minutes [AUDIO DRAMA]
|EPISODE 1|EPISODE 2|EPISODE 3|
|EPISODE 4|EPISODE 5|EPISODE 6|
In 2003, the BBC commissioned Big Finish Productions to remake Shada (a famously uncompleted Doctor Who adventure) as an audio play. The result was webcast in six episodic segments, accompanied by limited Flash animation, on the BBC website using illustrations provided by comic strip artist Lee Sullivan. The illustrations are still available, but I’ve seen them and find they don’t add to the story.