Renaissance was the second story in the sixth series of Gallifrey and the twenty-third story over all.

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Gallifrey Lies...

Returning to her original homeworld, Romana finds Gallifrey to be cold and empty... the corridors of the Capitol lie silent and the wastelands are populated only by a handful of primitive monsters.

Her only hope lies with the appearance of a strange young woman: a woman with a masterplan so devious it makes Romana's own masterplans look decidedly not-devious-at-all...

How far would Romana go to save her world? Would she risk the Web of Time? And who is the mysterious stranger watching from the shadows...?


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  • Romana imitates K9 several times.
  • Lady Trey is an incarnation of Romana from several thousand years in the future who uses a middle syllable of her full name in order to avoid confusion with the younger Romana, though she is also referred to as Romana and by her full name several times. She tells her younger self that it took centuries to rebuild Gallifrey and that, in the meantime, the other Temporal Powers ran rampant.
  • Trey brings the Capitol of her Gallifrey to replace the Capitol in the Pandora Devastation. It exists in another time frame while the existence of both Capitols is sustained by the Eye of Harmony.
  • Narvin describes Gallifrey as "a burnt orange paradise."
  • In Lady Trey's personal timeline, she has not seen either Leela or Narvin in thousands of years.
  • Narvin strongly objects to Romana forming an alliance with her future self as it violates the Laws of Time, disrupts the Web of Time and constitutes a temporal paradox.
  • Romana puts animal furs in Leela's room, but they are tachyon recreations rather than real skins, causing Leela to thinks "tachyons" are beasts.
  • Leela says the first thing the Sevateem is taught is that "we will all die."
  • Romana and Narvin discuss the missing ghost of Lord President Pandak II.
  • The Fourth Doctor once took Romana to have fish and chips on the Old Kent Road in London.
  • The voices of the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Eighth Doctors can be heard when Romana is trying to seal the Eye of Harmony. They all say only one word: "Romana."
  • The stress of attempting to seal the Eye of Harmony appears to trigger a regeneration in Romana.


  • This audio drama marks the first appearance of the Gallifrey of the proper timeline on the series since AUDIO: Panacea in August 2006.


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