Doctor Who: The Trail of the White Worm

Production details

  • First broadcast
  • BBC Radio 4 Extra
  • Sat 13 Jun 2015
  • Format
  • 60 min audio play
  • Production company
  • Big Finish Productions
  • Recording studio
  • Audio Sorcery Studios
  • Date recorded
  • 18 August 2011
  • Date released
  • May 2012
  • Written by
  • Alan Barnes
  • Directed by
  • Ken Bentley
  • Sound design & music
  • Andy Hardwick
  • Producer
  • David Richardson
  • Executive producers
  • Jason Haigh-Ellery
  • Nicholas Briggs
  • Cover art
  • Marcus at Amazing 15

Cast

  • The Doctor
  • Tom Baker
  • Leela
  • Louise Jameson
  • The Master
  • Geoffrey Beevers
  • Colonel Spindleton
  • Michael Cochrane
  • Demesne Furze
  • Rachael Stirling
  • Carswell
  • Mercenary
  • John Banks
  • Julie
  • Becci Gemmell
  • John
  • Mark Field

Synopsis

The legend dates back to Roman times, at least: a great White Worm, as wide as a man, slithers out of the rocks of the Dark Peak Gap to take animals, sometimes even children, for its food.

When the Doctor and Leela arrive in the wilds of Derbyshire, only to get caught up in the hunt for a missing girl, they soon discover that the legend of the Worm is very much alive – even now, in 1979.

Worse still, it seems that the Doctor isn’t the only renegade Time Lord on the trail of this deadly and mysterious Worm…