Danny Pain was a musician in the punk rock group Plasticine. He helped the Seventh Doctor defeat the Vardan invasion of Earth in 1976.

In June 1993, he met the Doctor and his companions Ace and Bernice Summerfield at the Glastonbury Festival.

By 1994, he was a cult hero. (PROSE: No Future)

Ace listened to one of his CDs when she and the Doctor arrived at Colditz Castle. (AUDIO: Colditz)

On 24 April 2010, Danny reunited with Plasticine to perform at Bernice and Jason Kane's wedding in Cheldon Bonniface. (PROSE: Happy Endings)