The Suffering was the seventh story of the fourth series in The Companion Chronicles audio series. It was produced by Big Finish Productions. It was written by Jacqueline Rayner and featured Steven Taylor and Vicki Pallister.

Publisher's summary Edit

The TARDIS materialises in England in the year 1912, a time of great social change. The Suffragette movement is lobbying for votes for women, and the skull of the so-called "missing link" has been discovered in Piltdown.

While Vicki falls victim to a strange influence, the Doctor and Steven investigate the fossilised remains. The Suffering has been unleashed. Can the travellers survive its rage?

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An Unearthing (1) Edit

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The Piltdown Woman (2) Edit

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The Female of the Species (3) Edit

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The Sharing (4) Edit

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Notes Edit

  • This audio drama was recorded on 2 and 6 October 2009 at The Moat Studios.
  • Starting with this release, January Companion Chronicle releases have been two discs, a practice that came about after a misunderstanding on Nev Fountain's part on the length of Peri and the Piscon Paradox, released in January 2011, but written before The Suffering.
  • This story was originally released on CD and download. It is now available as a download only.
  • This story was told from both Steven and Vicki's perspective.
  • This story is set between The Time Meddler and Galaxy 4.
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