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.
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. At the time of her recounting the events of the story, her memories were blocked by the Time Lords in TV: The War Games.
- This story was originally released on CD and download on 15 September 2011. It is now available as a download only.
- This story is set between The Krotons and The Seeds of Death.
- Zoe tells Jen that she considered stowing away on the TARDIS and is unsure as to why she did not. (TV: The Wheel in Space)
- Zoe and Jen both mention Ali. (AUDIO: Echoes of Grey)
- Jen refers to the lock placed on Zoe's mind by the Time Lords. (TV: The War Games)
- Zoe is still experiencing memories of her travels with the Doctor in the form of dreams. (AUDIO: Fear of the Daleks, Echoes of Grey)
- For Zoe recounting the story, The Memory Cheats occurs after the frame story of AUDIO: Echoes of Grey and before the frame story of AUDIO: The Uncertainty Principle.