Spoilers are precisely defined here. Rules vary by the story's medium. Info from television stories can't be added here until after the top or bottom of the hour, British time, closest to the end credits roll on BBC One. Therefore, fans in the Americas who are sensitive to spoilers should avoid Tardis on Sundays until they've seen the episode.



audio stub
You may wish to consult Sandman for other, similarly-named pages.

The Sandman was the thirty-seventh story in Big Finish's monthly range. It was written by Simon A. Forward and featured Colin Baker as the Sixth Doctor and Maggie Stables as Evelyn Smythe.

This story introduced the Clutch and the Galyari to the Doctor Who universe. Among the guest cast is Anneke Wills, best known for being companion Polly Wright from 1966-1967, playing Director Nrosha.

Publisher's summary[]

The Clutch is a fleet in constant motion, ships jostling for position, in an endless migration between the stars. For the Galyari, forbidden by an ancient curse from settling on a world ever again, the Clutch is home. But the curse travels with them...

The Sandman, a figure of myth and folk-lore, preys on the young and old alike. He lurks in the shadows and it is death to look upon him.

All too soon after the TARDIS arrives, it is evident that the Doctor and the Galyari share a dark history, and Evelyn is shocked to discover that, on the Clutch, it is her friend who is the monster.

The Sandman, according to the tales, also goes by the name of the Doctor...


Part 1[]

to be added

Part 2[]

to be added

Part 3[]

to be added

Part 4[]

to be added




Art by Martin Geraghty featured in DWM 323


  • AUDIO: The Bone of Contention takes place on the Clutch prior to the events of this story. The Galyari and Mordecan appear in both stories.

External links[]