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An Ideal World was the second story of the fifth series of The Early Adventures, produced by Big Finish Productions. It was written by Ian Potter, narrated by Maureen O'Brien and Peter Purves and featured the First Doctor, Vicki Pallister and Steven Taylor.

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Light years from Earth, a vast human spaceship hangs in orbit over a cloudy alien planet. The crew have been travelling in cryosleep for many years, looking for a habitable world to settle, and have at last located one with potential.

However, they're not the only people to have arrived in this place. The TARDIS has landed on the planet's surface. The Doctor, Steven and Vicki explore and quickly find themselves separated.

But it isn't merely the hostile environment and rogue terraforming drones they'll have to deal with. Something else is living on this world. Something deadly and waiting to consume.

It's an ideal world. But ideal for whom?

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The Weather Makers (1) Edit

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The Life Below (2) Edit

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A World in Revolt (3) Edit

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A Fight for the Future (4) Edit

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  • Vicki and Steven have similar nanocites in their blood to treat diseases, with Vicki describing them as 'space medicine', although it is left unclear whether Vicki or Steven's nanocites are more advanced than the other.
  • This story was recorded on 22 and 23 January 2018 at the Moat Studios.
  • This story was originally released on CD and download.

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