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The Settling was the eighty-second story in Big Finish's monthly range. It was written by Simon Guerrier and featured Sylvester McCoy as the Seventh Doctor, Sophie Aldred as Ace and Philip Olivier as Hex.

Publisher's summary Edit

Sir,

Having brought the army belonging to the Parliament of England before this place, to reduce it to obedience, to the end effusion of blood may be prevented, I thought fit to summon you to deliver the same into my hands to their use.

If this be refused, you will have no cause to blame me.

I expect your answer and rest your servant.

O. Cromwell.

Plot Edit

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Cast Edit

References Edit

The Doctor Edit

History Edit

  • Hex learned of Cromwell's atrocities in Ireland from his maternal grandmother Hilda Schofield.

Individuals Edit

  • Ace claims to have learned everything that she knows about fencing from the captain of Cleopatra's guards.
  • Ace was named "Dorothy" because her mother Audrey was a fan of The Wizard of Oz, as is the Doctor.

TARDIS Edit

  • The TARDIS library has lemon trees in it near the Doctor's collection of Ladybird books.
  • Ace tells Hex that she has gleaned enough information about the TARDIS' controls to set coordinates for a specific location. She gives South Croydon in 1990 as an example.

Notes Edit

The Settling comic preview

Illustrated preview from DWM 369 by Martin Geraghty.

  • An illustrated preview by Martin Geraghty appeared in DWM 369.
  • Uniquely for a non-special release (such as Zagreus and The Next Life), this audio's CD release was in a soft-pack CD case.
  • This audio drama was recorded on 9 and 10 November 2005.
  • This story is set between Survival and the 1996 TV Movie.
  • This story was originally released as a double CD set. It is now available as a download only.

Continuity Edit

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