Like the previous short trip Damascus, it was done in the style of a Companion Chronicle with Matthew Waterhouse playing an elderly Adric recounting the story into a tape recorder. An uncredited actress briefly plays Adric's granddaughter at the end of the story, making this the first Short Trip to use multiple actors.
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Adric's life is full of death. His parents died when he was a child. His brother died a few months ago. Now, travelling with the Doctor and Romana, everywhere he visits, people die. But now they have arrived on Veridis. And on Veridis, the dead come back...
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- Adric mentions meeting the Doctor, (TV: Full Circle) the Great Vampires, (TV: State of Decay) having a long conversation with Romana during the time they were kept as prisoners on Letrus and (AUDIO: The Invasion of E-Space) being trapped with the Doctor and Romana in the Structure. (PROSE: O, Darkness)
- Adric dreams about a man laughing as the stars go out. He also sees two women crying, one in a purple outfit and one wearing velvet. (TV: Logopolis)
- Before entering his time machine, Adric says that he "will never know he was right". (TV: Earthshock)
- The Doctor's dying request to Adric is to stop calling salt sodium chloride. (TV: Four to Doomsday)
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