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.
Publisher's summary Edit
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)