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The Dark Flame
Title: The Dark Flame
Series: Audio Adventures
Recorded: 26 Jan 2003 - 27 Jan 2003
Prod Code: SS4
Seq No: 42
Type: CD
  Source: Type40 Doctor Who
Date Added: 24 Jul 2002
Last Updated: 13 Jan 2004
Occurance: 1 - The Dark Flame
Company: Big Finish
Release Date: Cir 1 Mar 2003
ISBN: 1 84435 025 8
Catalog Code: BFPDWCDSS4
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Availabilty: Exists
Link: Big Finish
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Source: Type40 Doctor Who
Date Added: 24 Jul 2002
Last Updated: 31 Jan 2004
A thousand years ago, the evil Cult of the Dark Flame infiltrated every star system in the galaxy.  In the history books the Cult is legendary, its despotic leader a terrible memory.

But for some the Dark Flame still burns.  For some, its horrifying power is the ultimate goal.  All that is required is for the right people to be in the wrong place and time...

An archaeologist and his robot are on the poisonous world of Marran Alpha, where they will uncover a hideous relic.  The Doctor and Ace are on their way to the deep space research centre Orbos, where Professor Bernice Summerfield is soon to start the countdown to universal Armageddon.

Four acolytes of Evil.

Three mad scientists.

Two companions.

One Doctor.
TIME TRAVEL IS NOT impossible.  Big Finish regularly takes us back in time to revist the days - and in our hearts they're always Saturdays - when Doctor Who really was 'on'.  Now the Doctor continues his adventures, and in various incarnations, rightly unaffected by such small things as age or cancellation.

Only now Doctor Who is sometimes cleverer, wittier, and most importantly, scarier than before.  But even this modern miracle is not the whole story.  Big Finish has worked its time travel magic again so that we can revisit the New Adventures as well.  Only now we can hear Sylvester, Sophie and Lisa bringing life to thise Virgin Books days: the giddy first leap in original Doctor Who fiction made real.  I always wanted to write a New Adventure.  Happily, I've always wanted to write a Big Finish audio play as well.  Combining the two is a strange, intoxicating experience.  I sincerely hope the listener will share in that experience.  (One thing no one will share, however, is the dramatic timing read-through by my family - proof positive that the role of the Doctor is certainly not actor-proof!)

Why The Dark Flame?  For old time's sake, of course - but that's personal.  For you, the chance once again to hear the Doctor, Ace and Benny in action - in four 25-minute episodes.  Not so long ago, this would never have seemed probable, let alone possible.

But here we are.  Doctor Who alive and very, very well.  The New Adventures revisited and revitalised.

When you think about it, nothing is impossible.

Trevor Baxindale, December 2002
Disc Seq Title Dur'n Notes
1 1 Untitled 27" 7'
1 2 Untitled 25" 51'
1 3 Untitled 26" 14'
1 4 Untitled 35" 47'

Type Person Role
Doctors Sylvester McCoy Doctor 7
Companions Lisa Bowerman Bernice 'Benny' Summerfield
  Sophie Aldred Dorothy 'Ace' Gale McShane
Additional Cast Toby Longworth Broke
  Hannah Smith Lomar
  Michael Praed Slyde
  Andrew Westfield Remnex
  Steven Wickham Victor
Crew Lee Binding Cover Artist
  Gareth Jenkins Music
  Jason Haigh-Ellery Director
  Trevor Baxendale Writer

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