Sylvester McCoy (the Doctor), Sophie Aldred (Ace), Philip Olivier (Hex), Amy Pemberton (Sally Morgan), Jean Boht (Hilda Schofield), Mandi Symonds (Lily Finnegan), Jonathan Forbes (Barry Finnegan), Andrew Dickens (DI Derek Mortimer)
Hex is dead. And a distraught Ace holds the Doctor responsible.
She forces him to take a trip to 21st century Liverpool to break the news to Hex’s beloved nan and, to pay tribute to Thomas Hector Schofield, the pair seek out his family and friends to tell them of his adventures. They’re helped by Private Sally Morgan, who has her own peace to find.
The Doctor, Ace and Sally must each face the fallout of the loss of their friend – to commemorate him, remember him, and finally to move on. But can they do it together, or will their attempts drive them apart?
Doctor Who main range subscribers whose subscription includes this title will receive the complete Doctor Who audio drama, The Trial of the Valeyard absolutely free. The adventure stars Colin Baker as the Sixth Doctor, with Lynda Bellingham as The Inquisitor and Michael Jayston as The Valeyard. The Trial of the Valeyard will be available to buy separately in December 2014.
- The episodes are given individual titles in the script. Part one is “After Hex,” part two is “Absent Friends,” part three is “The Gangs of New Hoylake,” and part four is “Should Old Acquaintance Be Forgot.”
- The Doctor plays the spoons again. (Time and the Rani)