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Power Play was the fifth story in the third series of Big Finish Productions' The Lost Stories range. It featured the Sixth Doctor as played by Colin Baker and Peri Brown as played by Nicola Bryant. It also featured the return of Victoria Waterfield, voiced by Deborah Watling.

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It's been many years since Victoria Waterfield travelled through time and space fighting monsters and dictators. Now she's back on Earth fighting for the future of the planet. But are her environmental campaigns so far removed from those former adventures in the vortex?

As trucks carrying nuclear waste start to vanish into the air, her friends are kidnapped by a dangerous alien police force and a nuclear power plant runs dangerously close to meltdown... Victoria spies a familiar blue box.

The Doctor. After all this time, the Doctor has come back.

And now... Victoria Waterfield is going to kill him..


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  • Peri is opposed to nuclear power and brings up Three Mile Island.
  • According to the Pleyarec Dominion's galactic classification system, the Sol System is in Sector 12. The Pleyarec police officers Collector Leiss and Constable Weska refer to the Doctor as "the Destroyer of Worlds."
  • The Doctor discovers a living specimen of Ediacara biota, a life form which lived during the Cambrian era, approximately 500,000,000 years earlier.
  • Marion refers to the Pleyarec as "Godzilla's grandkids."
  • Peri compares Leiss to Officer Dibble from Top Cat.
  • Dominic has created a time corridor linking his office in the nuclear power plant to Earth in circa 500,000,000 BC.
  • The Doctor describes the Terrible Zodin as "a devastating diva of dissimulation, the queen of corruption and chicanery."


  • This is the first time that Deborah Watling has reprised her role as Victoria for Big Finish Productions outside of The Companion Chronicles.
  • This is an adaptation of a script for an unproduced TV story called Meltdown. (BFX: Power Play)
  • This story was recorded on 20 and 21 April 2011 at The Moat Studios.
  • This story was originally released on CD and download.


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