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Memory Lane was the eighty-eighth story in Big Finish's monthly range. It was written by Eddie Robson and featured Paul McGann as the Eighth Doctor, India Fisher as Charlotte Pollard and Conrad Westmaas as C'rizz.

It was writer Robson's first published audio story. He had prior to this written several short stories for Big Finish's Bernice Summerfield series and Short Trips series of anthologies. He continued on to write several more audio stories for Doctor Who and Bernice Summerfield.

Publisher's summary[]

No summer can ever quite be as glorious as the ones you remember from when you were young, when a sunny afternoon seemed to last forever and all there was to do was ride your bike, eat ice-lollies and play with Lego. Tom Braudy is enjoying just such an afternoon when the TARDIS lands in his Nan's living room and interrupts her in the middle of the snooker.

After they've apologised, the Doctor and his friends soon discover matters of far greater concern than the fact that their time machine is blocking Mrs Braudy's view of a thrilling century break. The street which Tom happily cycles up and down appears to have no beginning or end, and every single house on it is identical.

Is this the future of suburbia, or something even more sinister? Why doesn't Tom look as young as he behaves? And can anybody remember which house the TARDIS is in?


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The Doctor[]

  • The Doctor claims he can recall 14 times in which a war started because someone refused a cup of tea.



  • Marmadons are foul creatures which live in deep space.
  • The Lucentrans are a technologically advanced race who have no concept of visual memory.

Real world[]

  • Tom and Charley play with Lego.
  • The ice cream van plays the "Greensleeves" jingle.
  • Tom and the Doctor order Mr Whippys with 99 Flakes
  • The Doctor buys Charley and C'rizz a Solero each.


Illustrated preview by Martin Geraghty from DWM 375.


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