Absent Friends was the first story in the audio anthology Doom Coalition 3, produced by Big Finish Productions. It was written by John Dorney and featured Paul McGann as the Eighth Doctor, Nicola Walker as Liv Chenka and Hattie Morahan as Helen Sinclair.
Publisher's summary Edit
Earth. The late 20th century. Across the world, the mobile phone is gaining popularity as more and more people decide to join the digital age. But for the residents of a sleepy English town sitting in the shade of a new transmission mast, that ubiquity has a troubling cost.
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- The Doctor - Paul McGann
- Liv Chenka - Nicola Walker
- Helen Sinclair - Hattie Morahan
- George - Jeremy Clyde
- Angus Selwyn - Ian Puleston-Davies
- Phillip Cook/Kal - Richard Hope
- Kate Drury - Anna Acton
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- This story won a BBC Audio Award in the category of Best Online Only Audio Drama in January 2017.
- This story was recorded at The Moat Studios.
- Helen mentions being on the run with the police. (AUDIO: The Red Lady)
- Liv recalls seeing mobile phones in Stegmoor. (AUDIO: Beachhead)
- Helen pretends to be her daughter when she meets her brother George. Molly O'Sullivan did the same when she met an older David Walker in the 1970s. (AUDIO: Eyes of the Master)