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Renaissance of the Daleks was the ninety-third story in Big Finish's monthly range. It was based on a story by Christopher H. Bidmead and featured Peter Davison as the Fifth Doctor and Sarah Sutton as Nyssa.

Publisher's summary[]

A random landing in London and a trip to the Savoy Hotel yield unexpected results for the Fifth Doctor. Tea, scones, an American general who knows far too much, and the threat of a Dalek invasion of Earth.

Meanwhile, the Doctor's companion Nyssa is in Rhodes during the time of the Crusades, where her position proves to be distinctly precarious.

It seems the Doctor's deadliest foes have woven a tangled web indeed. And in order to defeat them, he must cross the forbidden barriers of time and walk into the very centre of their latest, most outlandish scheme of conquest.


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  • Hunniford uses the word "gook" as slang.
  • Acceleration due to gravity on Earth is 32 feet per second per second.

Communications technology[]

  • The Doctor and Nyssa are experimenting with temporal interocitor technology to allow communication across different temporal areas.



The DWM preview for this story by Martin Geraghty.

  • This audio story was previewed in Doctor Who Magazine issue 380 with an illustration by Martin Geraghty.
  • This is the first Big Finish Doctor Who release to feature the new cover design of the main cover art on the right, with the story's title and an image of the Doctor on the left. This sidebar format would be used consistently until The Lure of the Nomad in 2018.
  • This audio drama was recorded on 16 and 17 January 2007 at the Moat Studios.
  • Nyssa says she was in Rhodes in 1320, while the Doctor later says it was 1310. Given the Doctor has a better knowledge of Earth's history than Nyssa, and the fact the real life Knights Hospitaller took over Rhodes in 1310, as is depicted here, 1310 is the most likely date for this to be set.
  • This story is set between Time-Flight and Arc of Infinity.
  • This story was originally released on CD and download. It is now available as a download only.


Interior CD booklet artwork.

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