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Lies in Ruins was the first story in the audio anthology The Legacy of Time, produced by Big Finish Productions. It was written by James Goss and featured Paul McGann as the Eighth Doctor, Lisa Bowerman as Bernice Summerfield and Alex Kingston as River Song.

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On a strange ruined world, a renowned archaeologist opens an ancient tomb. Only to find another archaeologist got there first. Professors Summerfield and Song unite to solve a mystery. Then the Eighth Doctor arrives, and things really become dangerous. Because their best friend isn't quite the man River and Benny remember...


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  • River's archeologists guess that the ruin could be Slithergee or Chelonian.
  • Both River and Benny work for the Luna University.
  • Benny finds Vogan artefacts on the planet.
  • The Galactic Trust can object to the scavenger's claims.
  • During the rebuilding Benny hopes the wall she is resting against won't suddenly become the Prydonian Academy.
  • River refers to the Daleks and the Sontarans.
  • Bernice remarks that the Doctor she knew would have enacted a long and complicated plan to stop the Last Great Time War before it happened. River replies, "Who's to say that someday he won't?"
  • River does not erase the Eighth Doctor's memory so that when the Doctor next encounters her past self he'll remember her.



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