Carole Ann Ford (Susan Foreman), Wayne Forester (Pollitt)
The TARDIS lands in Berlin in the 1930s, where Hitler and his National Socialist party are in the ascendant.
Some of the greatest scientific minds are gathering here: Einstein, Heisenberg, Planck, Schrödinger, Wigner. The people who will build the future of planet Earth.
But The Doctor and Susan have brought something with them. Something apparently harmless, something quite common. Yet something that could threaten the course of history…
- The Alchemists was the seventieth release in the Companion Chronicles audio range.
- Susan mentions that gold is useful for fighting “certain things.”
- Susan refers to having observed a Zeppelin attack during World War I. (Planet of Giants)
- The Doctor is said to have a “packing case” in the TARDIS which he wants to leave on 20th century Earth. It is implied that this is in fact the Hand of Omega. (Remembrance of the Daleks)