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Frozen Time was the ninety-eighth story in Big Finish's monthly range. It was written by Nicholas Briggs and features Sylvester McCoy as the Seventh Doctor.

This was the second solo Seventh Doctor story, and the first time that the Seventh Doctor and Ice Warriors have appeared in an audio together, although not the first time chronologically for the Seventh Doctor to encounter them in an audio drama, that classification belonging to Thin Ice.

Publisher's summary[]

In 1929, Lord Barset's expedition to the Antarctic is lost without trace. Or so it seems...

Nearly a century later, his grandson funds a much-publicised return to the icy wastes. His mission: to discover what happened to the original expedition. But what he finds instead is an enigma — a battered London police box frozen in ice millennia old.

But something else lies in wait in this awful place, something from an era before humankind set foot on the continent's cold soil. A menace frozen in time.

Until now.


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The Doctor[]

  • The Doctor mutters the names of his previous companions Mel, Ace and Hex.



  • The Antarctic holds a Martian prison facility for war criminals.


  • The Doctor's attire degrades over his time in the ice.


  • A preview of this story was shown in DWM 385 with an illustration by Martin Geraghty.
  • Frozen Time acts as a partial sequel to the events of the Audio Visuals audio drama Endurance, also written by and starring Briggs. It featured the exploits of the original 1929 Antarctic expedition, ranging from the Rochester crew's investigation of the missing expedition's base camp to the discovery and destruction of an advanced Silurian metropolis nestled beneath the ice. The obliteration of the city in the original story would seem to be the main reason Lord Barset was unable to uncover any trace of his grandfather's lost working party.
  • This audio drama was recorded on 24 and 25 April 2007 at the Moat Studios.
  • This story is set between Survival and the 1996 TV Movie.


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