A Heart on Both Sides

A Heart On Both Sides

A Heart On Both Sides

Regular Cast

Sarah Sutton (Narrator)


Doctor Who: Short Trips Monthly is a series of new short stories read by an original cast member.

A Heart On Both Sides is an Eighth Doctor and Nyssa story.

After her medical work on Terminus, Nyssa is now the controller of a hospital ship, the Traken. As the universe burns in the crossfire of the Time War, she and her assistant travel to a planet close to Gallifrey where they are needed more than ever. A long time ago, Nyssa knew a Time Lord and understood his people. But it seems they can change…

Producer: Ian Atkins
Script Editor: Ian Atkins
Executive Producers: Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs
Written By:Rob Nisbet
Directed By: Lisa Bowerman


  • A Heart On Both Sides was the eighth story of the seventh season of Big Finish Productions’ Short Trips series.
  • This story was recorded on 22 November 2016.
  • Even though The Doctor is in the story, he travels incognito and is never directly referred to as “The Doctor ” throughout the story. However, Nyssa recalls travelling with “her Doctor ” and in the story The Doctor identifies himself as being three regenerations after travelling with Nyssa.
  • The Doctor wakes and sits upright, a strip of light across his eyes. (The TV Movie)

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