The Heavenly Paradigm was the fourth and final story in the audio anthology Only the Good, produced by Big Finish Productions. It was written by Guy Adams and featured Derek Jacobi as the War Master and Jonny Green as Cole Jarnish.
With his plans approaching fruition, the Master travels to Stamford Bridge in the 1970s: a location he believes might hold the key to his success. But what terrible secret lurks under the stairs of No. 24 Marigold Lane? And what sacrifices will the Master make in the name of ultimate victory?
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- The Master - Derek Jacobi
- Cole Jarnish - Jonny Green
- Mrs Wilson - Nerys Hughes
- Marigold Lane Computer - Jonathan Bailey
- Elidh - Emily Barber
- The Master is upset with his coffee, and expresses his opinion that one should not order coffee in England until the mid-1980s.
- The Master's TARDIS changes into a red telephone booth. The Master finds the semblance to the Doctor's TARDIS humorous, claiming the chameleon circuit is "trying to be amusing".
- Before using the Chameleon Arch, the Master plots an automatic dematerialisation for his TARDIS.
- The proprietor of the café in Stamford Bridge changes genders during the course of their visit.
- "Mrs Wilson" refers to her late husband, Brian, who supposedly died 4 years ago. She says she moved to No.24 Marigold Lane around a year later, as her former home had too many memories.
- The Master claims not to be an enemy of the Time Lords, in contrast to a Dalek, Cyberman or Sontaran.
- By pointing her staser at the Master's hearts, Tandeeka believes that regeneration would not be possible should she shoot.
- The Master and Cole visit Stamford Bridge. The Master refers to a battle against the Norwegians which took place here in 1066.
- The Time Lords' Research and Development Repository is hidden in Stamford Bridge.
- No.24 Marigold Lane uses synchronous dimensional architecture to disguise it, rather than simple dimensional transcendentalism with an outer shell. Both buildings exist, one on top of the other.
- The Master uses the Heavenly Paradigm to change history.
- Tandeeka uses balidromite to poison Cole, which renders him unconscious.
- Peltrax was dead for centuries as it was plundered by its people. The changes the Master makes cause it to become a leading planet in clean energy.
- Bortrom was a cinder since the Master was a Time Tot. The species becomes renowned for their spaceship design and prowess.
- Chelfrey was a famed recreational planet. It now ceases to exist.
- Keetol was the site of one of the first successful Time Lord campaigns in the Time War. The Daleks wished to mine it for weapons-grade rocks. The Master was present at the battle.
- The planet Talfall is now dead.
- The planet Auto 4 was once dead, now home to a thriving munitions trade.
- Cole acknowledges that turning left or right can change the course of history. (TV: Turn Left)
- The Master sees the Dalek Emperor take control of the Cruciform. (TV: The Sound of Drums)
- The Master turns himself into a human child, and presumably exits his TARDIS at the coast of the Silver Devastation. (TV: Utopia) Echoing a sentiment he previously held on the Doctor, he boasts that "a universe without the Master scarcely bears thinking about." (TV: The Five Doctors)
- The Master plans to go to the "very edge of time". (TV: Utopia)
- The Master uses his laser screwdriver. (TV: The Sound of Drums)