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Death and the Queen was the third and final story in the The Tenth Doctor Adventures: Volume One, produced by Big Finish Productions. It was written by James Goss and featured David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor and Catherine Tate as Donna Noble.

Publisher's summary[]

Donna Noble has never been lucky in love.

So when, one day, her Prince does come, she is thrilled to have the wedding of all weddings to look forward to. Though the Doctor isn't holding his breath for an invitation. And her future mother-in-law is certainly not amused.

But on the big day itself, Donna finds her castle under siege from the darkest of forces, marching at the head of a skeleton army.

When it looks like even the Doctor can't save the day, what will Queen Donna do to save her people from Death itself?


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  • Maids - Beth Chalmers[1]
  • Cloud/Skeleton - Alan Cox[1][2]



  • The Kingdom of Goritania has not gone to war for around five centuries.
  • Goritania changes from a monarchy to a republic and was renamed as "The People's Republic of Goritania" six months after the events of this story.
  • The Doctor and Donna were originally going to Blackpool but landed in the French Riviera instead where Donna met Rudolph.

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  • This story was originally released on CD and download. In 2019, this story was re-released on vinyl in a limited run of 1250 copies.
  • This story was released dubbed in German, as Der Tod und die Königin.
  • The Doctor compares Goritania to Brigadoon, a mysterious Scottish village from the musical of the same name which appears for one day every 100 years.
  • This story was recorded on 22 October 2015 at The Moat Studios.
  • When the Doctor said, "I love the smell of regime change in the morning", it was a reference to the line, "I love the smell of napalm in the morning" from the 1979 film Apocalypse Now.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 BFX: The Tenth Doctor Adventures: Volume One
  2. Is to be played by the same actor as Death and Cloud, according to the script.