The latest title in the Doctor Who: The Early Adventures range from Big Finish is now available. The Crash of the UK-201 stars Maureen O’Brien and Peter Purves continuing the adventures of the First Doctor, Vicki and Steven. This marks the fourth release in the fifth series of the range.
Doctor Who: The Early Adventures is a series of brand new stories set during the early days of Doctor Who. These stories are told through narration and a supporting cast of actors, including the surviving leads who reprise their original roles.
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You can’t change the past, every time traveller knows that. What’s done is done and cannot be unwritten. But what if it isn’t the past any more? What if it’s now the present?
The spaceship called the UK-201 was intended to fly to the Earth colony of Astra. But it never made it. Crashing on the planet Dido, a tragic chain of events was set in motion leading to the death of almost all of its crew and a massacre of the indigenous population.
The only survivor of these events was a young girl called Vicki. Rescued by the time traveller known as the Doctor, she’s been travelling in his ship for some time.
So when she suddenly wakes up in her cabin on the UK-201 again, without her friends, a few days before the accident, she’s faced with a stark choice… Can she stop the crash from happening? And if she can, should she?
Written By: Jonathan Morris.
Directed By: Lisa Bowerman.
Maureen O’Brien (Vicki / Narrator), Peter Purves (Steven Taylor / The Doctor / Narrator), Michael Lumsden (Newton Pallister), Carol Starks (Captain Odessa Grey), Jemma Churchill (Carmen Scheffler), Arthur Hughes (Lieutenant Thorpe), Stephen Fewell (Jeran Dalton), Eve Webster (Carla / Maria Dalton), David Cooke (Additional Voices). Other parts played by members of the cast.
Producer: David Richardson.
Script Editor: John Dorney.
Executive Producers: Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs.