The Eternal Summer was the one hundred and twenty-eighth story in Big Finish's monthly range. It was written by Jonathan Morris and featured Peter Davison as the Fifth Doctor and Sarah Sutton as Nyssa.

It was the second story in a trilogy centring around the fictional town of Stockbridge. This audio also marked the audio debut of Maxwell Edison, played by Mark Williams. Edison, like the village of Stockbridge, was created in Doctor Who Magazine comic stories.

Publisher's summary

It's been a long, hot summer in Stockbridge. Longer than the villagers can remember. Summer's lease is never-ending — and all thanks to the Lord and Lady of the Manor!

One man alone knows that something's wrong: Maxwell Edison, Stockbridge's unofficial ambassador to the universe. Or "flying saucer nut", as the locals have it. He'll need help proving it: from the local postmistress Miss Nyssa, perhaps; or the village Doctor, the fellow that's been living at the Green Dragon Inn these last 30 years.

They'd better hope that autumn never comes to Stockbridge. When autumn comes, the world is doomed...


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English towns and villages

  • Stockbridge exists/existed within a time bubble for sixty years.



Cultural references from the real world

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Textless cover art


The Eternal Summer preview

Preview illustration from DWM 415.

  • CD 1 contains the CD extras following parts 1 & 2.
  • Included on CD 2 is The Three Companions; Episode 9 - "Many Meetings".
  • This audio drama was recorded on 11 and 12 June 2009.
  • Subscribers whose subscription included this story received the bonus story Museum Peace, originally printed in the Dalek Empire anthology, read by Nicholas Briggs.


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