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A Full Life was the ninth story of the sixth season of Big Finish Productions' Short Trips series.

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's parents died in a fire.
  • He remembers learning a poem about Mistfall.
  • The TARDIS travellers spend months looking for a Charged Vacuum Emboitement.
  • The machine Tivorg builds takes something from the people it brings back to life. Tivorg explains how it works and Adric understands.
  • The Doctor warns that awareness of the machine would spread through E-space into N-Space, with everyone bringing their dead to be reborn, and the universe would stop.
  • Eventually the Doctor an Romana communicate with the machine and become part of it to shut it down, dying in the process. They don't scream despite the pain.
  • The Doctor's TARDIS knows when the Doctor and Romana died, and Adric stays in the ship for weeks. After about three weeks the food machine stops working, the roundels begin to crack, and rooms start disappearing.
  • Adric salvages pictures, crystals, and books from the TARDIS library.



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