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Afterlife was the one hundred and eighty-first story in Big Finish's monthly range. It was written by Matt Fitton and featured Sylvester McCoy as the Seventh Doctor, Sophie Aldred as Ace, Amy Pemberton as Sally Morgan and Philip Olivier as Hector Thomas.

It dealt with the aftermath of companion Hex's death at the end of the audio story Gods and Monsters.

Publisher's summary[]

Hex is dead. And a distraught Ace holds the Doctor responsible.

She forces him to take a trip to 21st century Liverpool to break the news to Hex's beloved nan and, to pay tribute to Thomas Hector Schofield, the pair seek out his family and friends to tell them of his adventures. They're helped by Private Sally Morgan, who has her own peace to find.

The Doctor, Ace and Sally must each face the fallout of the loss of their friend — to commemorate him, remember him, and finally to move on. But can they do it together, or will their attempts drive them apart?


After Hex[]

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Absent Friends[]

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The Gangs of New Hoylake[]

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Should Old Acquaintance Be Forgot[]

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  • Lily Finnegan is actually a fire elemental named Koloon. She can cause spontaneous human combustion.
  • Robby Finnegan is an air elemental, and can suck the air out of people's lungs.
  • Barry Finnegan is a quantum ghost. He is the gateway through which Hex returns to Earth.
  • Ace has been with the Doctor so long she actually doesn't know how old she is supposed to be.
  • After winning so much against Fenric and Weyland, Hex made a deal with Koloon to return to life on Earth for one year. However, she declined to tell him that he would lose his memories.
  • When mentioning companions who may be dead out in the universe he mentions Evelyn and Mel.
  • In his letter to his grandmother, Hex mentions Mark Mathias.


  • TARDIS rooms get deleted/jettisoned into the time vortex.


References from the real world[]


  • This story was recorded on 15 and 16 July 2013 at The Moat Studios.
  • The episodes are given individual titles in the script.
  • Subscribers to this story also received Trial of the Valeyard as a bonus release, as well as the audio short story Tweaker.
  • This story was originally released on CD and download.


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