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The Memory Cheats was the third story of the sixth series in The Companion Chronicles audio range. It was produced by Big Finish Productions. It was written by Simon Guerrier and featured Zoe Heriot.

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Zoe Heriot remembers everything. But she remembers nothing.

A genius with instant recall, Zoe's mind has been purged of her memories of travelling with the Doctor and Jamie in the TARDIS. And years later she is in deep trouble — prosecuted by the mysterious company that has evidence that she has travelled in Space and Time.

Except Zoe knows they're wrong.

Aren't they?

But if that's the case, why is there proof that Zoe was in Uzbekistan in 1919.

Can the memory cheat?


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  • The Bolsheviks have recently seized power in Uzbekistan.
  • Richard Lansing, a bureaucrat from the British Foreign Office, was born in Romsey in 1876 and was injured in the Second Boer War. His wife was named Elizabeth.
  • The Doctor poses as a Soviet official sent from Moscow to investigate the disappearance of several Uzbek children.
  • Jamie plays football for the first time in his life, with several Uzbek children.


  • This story's title is a quote commonly attributed to John Nathan-Turner, who was describing what he saw as fans' tendency to improve memories of older Doctor Who episodes which they hadn't rewatched for some time or which had been lost.
  • This audio drama was recorded on 13 October 2010 at The Moat Studios.
  • This story was told from Zoe's perspective.
  • This story was originally released on CD and download on 15 September 2011.[1]



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