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Nevermore was the third story in the fourth series of the Eighth Doctor Adventures, produced by Big Finish Productions. It was written by Alan Barnes and featured Paul McGann as the Eighth Doctor and Niky Wardley as Tamsin Drew.

Publisher's summary[]

A bizarre manifestation in the Control Room forces the TARDIS onto the Plutonian shores of the irradiated world Nevermore, whose sole inhabitant is the war criminal Morella Wendigo — a prisoner of this devastated planet. But the Doctor and his new companion aren't Morella's only visitors. Senior Prosecutor Uglosi fears the arrival of an assassin, after the blood of his prize prisoner. An assassin with claws...

There's no escape from Nevermore, whose raven-like robot jailers serve to demonstrate Uglosi's macabre obsession with the works of the 19th century horror writer Edgar Allan Poe. An obsession that might yet lead to the premature burial of everyone on the planet's surface — wreathed in the mist they call the Red Death!


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Astronomical objects[]

  • Nevermore was previously called Corinth Minor located in Cassiopeia, which contained volcanoes that showered semi-precious gemstones instead of lava.

The Doctor[]


  • The Doctor mentions Pol Pot.
  • Tamsin did a circus arts module in drama school, which included escapology and contortionism.
  • Uglosi tells the Doctor that a "strange little man" was brought before his court on a vagrancy charge twenty years earlier.


  • Tamsin sarcastically asks if the Doctor has a furlong of Frinton.

Popular culture[]

  • After the black cat appears in the TARDIS console room, Tamsin refers to Bagpuss and Animals Do the Funniest Things.



  • The story has numerous influences from Poe's canon of work. 'Nevermore' is also the word the Raven caws in The Raven, whilst the robotic ravens derive from the same story; a black cat is the focus of The Black Cat; the mist of the Red Death is a reference to the titular plague of The Masque of the Red Death.
  • The story was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra on 9 January 2013.
  • The Doctor mentions being called to attend Poe, three days before his death in 1849. He died of an unknown illness on October 7th of that year, after being found delirious on a Baltimore street on October 3rd.
  • This story was recorded on 28 October 2009 at The Moat Studios.
  • This story was originally released on CD and download on 12 August 2010.[1]



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