1001 Nights

1001 Nights

Regular Cast

Peter Davison  (The Doctor), Sarah Sutton (Nyssa), Alexander Siddig (Sultan), Nadim Sawalha (Old Man), Teddy Kempner (Nazar), Kim Ismay (Lottie/Woman Stallholder), Malcolm Tierney (Gantha/Warder), Debbie Leigh-Simmons (Elizabeth Spinnaker/Bessie/Crying Woman), Christopher Luscombe (Alien Psychiatrist/Balladeer), Oliver Coopersmith (Hill/Archie)


A long time ago, two travellers came from far away…

In the perfumed palace of an omnipotent Sultan, a girl must tell stories to keep the man she cares about from a cruel and horrible death. She spins tales of distant lands she has visited with a mysterious traveller, of fabulous creatures and fantastic adventures – and of a blue box that can travel in time and space.

Meanwhile, in the dungeons below the throne room, there lurks a secret which will bring down the kingdom – perhaps even the universe.

Can The Doctor and Nyssa escape from this never-ending story before the final chapter spells their end?


coming soon



  • 1001 Nights was the framing narrative of the audio anthology 1001 Nights, the December 2012 release of Big Finish Productions’ Doctor Who monthly range.
  • Nyssa states that The Doctor had a different face when she first met him on Traken in 1981 and that he was travelling with Adric. (The Keeper of Traken) She also mentions that it was not until he regenerated that she began to properly travel with him. (Logopolis, Castrovalva)

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