Antidote to Oblivion was the one hundred and eighty-second story in Big Finish's monthly range. It was written by Philip Martin and featured Colin Baker as the Sixth Doctor and Lisa Greenwood as Flip Jackson.
Publisher's summary[edit | edit source]
Future Britain is bankrupt, its corporate owners facing financial ruin. Fortunately, the Universal Monetary Fund, and its slimy representative Sil, are willing to give its President a multi-billion credit bail-out... but terms and conditions apply, and Sil's proposed austerity measures go far beyond mere benefit cuts.
Responding to a distress call, the Doctor and his companion Flip land in a London whose pacified population has been driven largely underground. But the horrors down there in the dark are as nothing to the horrors that await them at ConCorp HQ, where a young biochemist in Sil's employ is working on a permanent solution to the nation's terminal unprofitability.
Because in the final account, Sil plans to make a killing...
Plot[edit | edit source]
Part one[edit | edit source]
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Part two[edit | edit source]
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Part three[edit | edit source]
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Part four[edit | edit source]
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Cast[edit | edit source]
- The Doctor - Colin Baker
- Flip Jackson - Lisa Greenwood
- Sil - Nabil Shaban
- Cordelia - Dawn Murphy
- Pan Connell/Lord Mav - David Dobson
- Cerise Davies - Mary-Ann Cafferkey
- President Boscoe/Voda/Knight Marshal - Scott Joseph
- Kristal/Mistress Na/Velena - Mandy Weston
- Bob / Director - Nicholas Briggs
References[edit | edit source]
- The Doctor cannot remember much about the 24th century.
- Democracy ended in the United Kingdom in 2268.
- Flip refers to the mutated Anzor as resembling "a pink potato with eyes on sticks."
- Sil describes the Doctor as "revoltingly humane."
Notes[edit | edit source]
- This story was recorded on 11 and 12 June 2013 at The Moat Studios.
- This was the first time Nabil Shaban had portrayed Sil in an original story since 1986's Mindwarp. His previous audio appearance, Mission to Magnus, was an adaptation of a story originally intended for the TV series.
- This story was originally released on CD and download.
Continuity[edit | edit source]
- The Doctor tells Flip that there are several Atlantises. (TV: The Underwater Menace, The Dæmons, The Time Monster)
- Flip recalls that she first met the Doctor in the London Underground in 2010. (AUDIO: The Crimes of Thomas Brewster)
- The Doctor tells Flip that he spent time as a rat catcher in Hamelin in 1284, where he met the Pied Piper. (COMIC: Challenge of the Piper)
- Flip refers to Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. (PROSE: The Plotters; GAME: The Gunpowder Plot)
- Sil refers to Peri Brown's departure from the TARDIS. (TV: Mindwarp)
- The Doctor mentions that Anzor was sent back in time to the Antediluvian past after their encounter on Magnus. (AUDIO: Mission to Magnus)
- Miss Cordelia is the daughter of Crozier. She blames the Doctor for her father's death on Thoros-Beta in 2379. (TV: Mindwarp)
- The Doctor laments the destruction of his sonic screwdriver by the Terileptil leader in September 1666. (TV: The Visitation)
- Flip mentions that she once worked at the supermarket Fresh Goods. (AUDIO: The Curse of Davros)
- The Doctor tells Flip that multiple versions of Peri exist. (AUDIO: Peri and the Piscon Paradox)
- The Doctor refers to the Garazone Bazaar. During his eighth incarnation, he and Charley Pollard would visit the bazaar in the 26th century. (AUDIO: Sword of Orion)