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The Chimes of Midnight was the twenty-ninth story in Big Finish's monthly range. It was written by Robert Shearman and featured Paul McGann as the Eighth Doctor and India Fisher as Charlotte Pollard.

It was the second in a series of 6 audio stories featuring the Eighth Doctor.

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'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house not a creature was stirring...

But something must be stirring. Something hidden in the shadows. Something which kills the servants of an old Edwardian mansion in the most brutal and macabre manner possible. Exactly on the chiming of the hour, every hour, as the grandfather clock ticks on towards midnight.

Trapped and afraid, the Doctor and Charley are forced to play detective to murders with no motive, where the victims don't stay dead. Time is running out.

And time itself might well be the killer...

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Real World[edit | edit source]

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Time travel[edit | edit source]

  • The Doctor and Charley experience several time loops.
  • The Doctor mentions travelling for centuries.

Individuals[edit | edit source]

  • Plum pudding has always been Charley's favourite. The Doctor also seems fond of it.

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Art by Martin Geraghty featured in DWM 314

  • The Chimes of Midnight was the first time that a companion created specifically for the audio range had featured on the cover.
  • In 2016, this story was re-released on vinyl in a limited run of 500 copies. Tom Webster designed a new cover, and a new behind-the-scenes documentary was recorded.
  • The cook, Mrs Baddeley, is named after actress Angela Baddeley, who played Mrs Bridges in the ITV television series Upstairs, Downstairs which is also set in a large Edwardian house. Shaughnessy is named after the show's script editor, Alfred Shaughnessy.
  • This audio drama was recorded on 17 and 18 January 2001.
  • After AUDIO: Invaders from Mars, this is the second consecutive story in which the Doctor impersonates a detective.
  • This audio was streamed as part of the “lockdown” event.
  • Each cliffhanger was based on Shearman's favourite cliffhangers from the series [1]

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