After the Daleks was the first story of the seventh series of The Early Adventures, produced by Big Finish Productions. It was also the range's first story not to feature a Doctor, it was written by Roland Moore and featured Carole Ann Ford as Susan Foreman, Sean Biggerstaff as David Campbell and Lucy Briers as Jenny Chaplin.
The Dalek Invasion of Earth is over, but there's still so much left to do. Susan is trying to help rebuild society as best she can, but some people don’t see it as a chance to restore what was lost. Some people see it as a chance to claim power for themselves.
A New Life (1)
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The Balance of Power (2)
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Salvation of the Robomen (3)
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Susan's Choice (4)
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- Susan Foreman - Carole Ann Ford
- David Campbell - Sean Biggerstaff
- Jenny Chaplin - Lucy Briers
- Victor Chaplin - Oli Higginson
- Marcus Bray - Jonathan Guy Lewis
- Dalek / Computer - Nicholas Briggs
- Ian Chesterton wrote a paper on time travel in 1968.
- The invasion set Earth's technological capabilities back by almost 200 years.
- This story was recorded on 30 and 31 October 2019 at the Moat Studios.
- In a first for The Early Adventures range, the Doctor doesn't appear in this story.
- This was David Campbell and Jenny Chaplin's debut in a Big Finish audio drama. David was previously portrayed by Peter Fraser, whilst Jenny was previously portrayed by Lucy Briers' mother Ann Davies.
- This story follows immediately after The Dalek Invasion of Earth. David Richardson's initial brief to Roland Moore was to imagine if that story had in a seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth episode. (BFX: After the Daleks)
- This is the third Dalek story in The Early Adventures, after The Dalek Occupation of Winter (also the first of its respective series) and Daughter of the Gods (the release immediate preceding After the Daleks). It is the fourth appearance of the Daleks in the range over all as they first received a cameo at the end of The Sontarans. The Dalek role in this story, however, while more substantial than a cameo, is significantly limited. Moore did not want them to overshadow the story. (BFX: After the Daleks)
- The story was partly viewed as a bridge between The Dalek Invasion of Earth and An Earthly Child in The Eighth Doctor Adventures. (BFX: After the Daleks)
- Terry Nation's estate approved of Jenny's surname, Chaplin, first used in this story. (BFX: After the Daleks)
- Immediately after being left on Earth, Susan drops her TARDIS key to the ground. (TV: The Dalek Invasion of Earth) Susan will later recover her key and keep it close. It will alert her to the Eighth Doctor's return. (AUDIO: Lucie Miller)
- Susan imagines the Doctor saying "Come on, we've got work to do". The Seventh Doctor would later say exactly this to his companion Ace. (TV: Survival)
- Jenny's brother, Victor, was converted into a Roboman during the invasion. (TV: The Dalek Invasion of Earth)
- Jenny recalls that the Houses of Parliament had been abandoned, (PROSE: Legacy of the Daleks) since all the politicians were rounded up and exterminated, "quite early on". (PROSE: Alien Bodies)
- Among the Earth scientific programs that were abandoned during the invasion were Orson Pink's time travel experiments, (TV: Listen) and the Gangers. (TV: The Rebel Flesh)
- After returning to Earth in 1965, (TV: The Chase) repeated questioning led Barbara Wright to reveal her encounters with giant bugs (TV: The Web Planet) and Marco Polo, (TV: Marco Polo) as well as the Daleks. (TV: The Daleks, The Dalek Invasion of Earth, The Chase, AUDIO: Return to Skaro)