The Slitheen Are Back in Classic ‘Doctor Who’ Story

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Following last month’s release of Time Apart, The Fifth Doctor and his companions Tegan, Nyssa and Marc are back with two new adventures out today.

In Thin Time, The Fifth Doctor (Peter Davison), without his companion, is spending Halloween in a spooky house. Luyanda Unati Lewis-Nyawo (Mrs. Polly), Wilf Scolding (Crookshap), Nicholas Khan (Stubbs) and Zaqi Ismail (John Hobshaw) complete the cast of this story. 

Luyanda Unati Lewis-Nyawo, Wilf Scolding, Peter Davison, Nicholas Khan and Zaqi Ismail. Image Courtesy of Big Finish

In Madquake, Nyssa (Sarah Sutton), Tegan (Janet Fielding) and  Marc (George Watkins) meet the Slitheens, who were first introduced in The Ninth Doctor story’s Aliens of London. Harley Viveash (Grumma), Raj Ghatak (Mison) and Doña Croll (Bella) are also part of the cast.

Harley Viveash, Raj Ghatak,, George Watkins, Doña Croll, Janet Fielding and Sarah Sutton. Image Courtesy of Big Finish

You can read the full synopsis here:

Thin Time by Dan Abnett

Hallowe’en, 1892. Celebrated novelist Charles Crookshap claims to have been receiving time communiqués, promising secrets that could change the world forever. But when the TARDIS interrupts the household’s evening, the Doctor realises he isn’t the only alien interloper in London.

Madquake by Guy Adams

Abandoned on the planet Callanna, Nyssa, Tegan and Marc take advantage of its therapeutic atmosphere to come to terms with recent events; but others seek to take advantage too. The Slitheen are on their way – and they’re ready to sell this world to the highest bidder!

Director, Scott Handcock said:

Thin Time and Madquake is another double-bill release written by Dan Abnett and Guy Adams respectively. Our TARDIS teams are still separated from one another so the first tale focuses on the Doctor’s exploits, while the second checks in on his companions.  “Knowing the Doctor won’t be around and continuity isn’t threatened, I couldn’t resist including a monster from the 2005 series of Doctor Who. Did anyone imagine Tegan and Nyssa would face off against the Slitheen? Probably not, but they do, and it provides a bit of levity against the more emotional story arcs we’ve been building.” 

Doctor Who: Thin Time / Madquake is  available to purchase as boxset  and as a digital download from the Big Finish website


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