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Master was the forty-ninth story in Big Finish's monthly range. It was written by Joseph Lidster and featured the Seventh Doctor and Geoffrey Beevers as the Master.

Publisher's summary[edit | edit source]

Many years ago, on a dark and stormy night, the disfigured and enigmatic Doctor John Smith invited his closest friends, Inspector Victor Schaeffer and his wife, to a dinner to celebrate his birthday. A mere few hours later all the occupants in that house had been changed — some were dead, others mentally scarred forever by the events of that night.

So, what happened to the distinguished dinner guests on that evening? Perhaps we'll never know. But two clues have led to much speculation — found outside the study window, a charred umbrella with a curved red handle and found inside the house, a blood-stained copy of Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

For one person, this night represented an ending: an ending to one thousand years of darkness and an ending to ten years of light.

But for everyone else, is there no ending of this one night of Hell?

Plot[edit | edit source]

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Cast[edit | edit source]

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Personifications of concepts[edit | edit source]

  • Death makes an appearance.

Planets[edit | edit source]

Individuals[edit | edit source]

Time Lords[edit | edit source]

  • The Doctor and the Master were bullied as children by Torvic.

Notes[edit | edit source]

Illustrated preview from DWM 336 by Martin Geraghty.

Cover of the Classic Villains Trilogy

  • This story marks the first appearance of Death in an audio drama.
  • This would be the final audio drama to feature the Master until Trail of the White Worm in May 2012 and his final appearance in the main range until And You Will Obey Me in April 2016.
  • This audio drama was recorded on 30 and 31 July 2003 at The Moat Studios.
  • An illustrated preview by Martin Geraghty appeared in DWM 336.
  • This is the first story in any medium to feature the Master where his name is part of the title.
  • This is the third part in a loose tetralogy of "villain"-focused stories to celebrate Doctor Who's 40th anniversary, beginning with Omega and ending with Zagreus.
  • The trailer to the story is unusual; rather than using clips from the story, Geoffrey Beevers recites an original monologue for it.
  • In January 2020, Master was provided as a free gift to purchasers of DWM 547, along with Omega and Davros, as part of the so called Classic Villains Trilogy with a brand new cover.
  • This was the first Big Finish release to feature the First Doctor and an Eternal.
  • This story is set between Survival and the 1996 TV Movie.
  • This story was originally released on CD and download. It is now available as a download only.

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