The TARDIS materialises in a pitch-dark tunnel, where the Doctor, Amy and Rory stumble on the dead body of a soldier. Questioned by his superior officer, Colonel Bowe, they learn that they're inside a British nuclear bunker, in the middle of an atomic war — in 1982.
Amy and Rory weren't even born then, but they know the bomb didn't drop that year, and so does the Doctor. The friends also know they had nothing to do with the death of Sergeant Trott — so who, or what, was the killer? And why does the Doctor's psychic paper not work on the Colonel?
The Doctor, Amy and Rory soon learn that something else is lurking in the shadows. Something deadly...
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- The psychic paper does not work on humans whose minds have already been manipulated by another source, like the giant cockroaches.
- This is read by Arthur Darvill, who plays Rory Williams in the revived series of Doctor Who.
- The story was also available as a download from the AudioGO website before the company went into administration.
- This is the first of two Doctor Who audio dramas released in 2012 to feature the anachronistic outbreak of World War III in the 1980s. The second is Protect and Survive.