The Early Adventures: An Ideal World

An Ideal World

The Early Adventures: An Ideal World

Regular Cast

Maureen O’Brien (Vicki/Narrator), Peter Purves (Steven Taylor/The Doctor/Narrator), Angela McHale (Kay/Christophe), Alex Jordan (Heathcote), Tom Stourton (Factotum/ itzgerald/Samsara), Carolyn Pickles (Traherne), Oliver Mason (Grant/Danuka), Lisa Bowerman (Elias). Other parts played by members of the cast.


Light years from Earth, a vast human spaceship hangs in orbit over a cloudy alien planet. The crew have been travelling in cryosleep for many years, looking for a habitable world to settle, and have at last located one with potential.

However, they’re not the only people to have arrived in this place. The TARDIS has landed on the planet’s surface. The Doctor, Steven and Vicki explore and quickly find themselves separated.

But it isn’t merely the hostile environment and rogue terraforming drones they’ll have to deal with. Something else is living on this world. Something deadly and waiting to consume.

It’s an ideal world. But ideal for whom?.

Written by: David K Barnes
Directed by: Lisa Bowerman


More details have now been revealed on the fifth series of the Early Adventures starring Peter Purves and Maureen O’Brien. The Dalek Occupation of Winter, the first of four enthralling new adventures from the era of the First Doctor, was released last month and we can’t wait for more!

Three more adventures will soon be released for the First Doctor, Vicki and Steven in The Early Adventures Series 5.

Producer, David Richardson explains the series five master plan: “The plan for this run was to do a season of 1960s Doctor Who. Of course, we couldn’t manage 48 episodes’ worth – that would have been madness – but we’ve done 16 new episodes with Peter Purves and Maureen O’Brien that all follow on from each other and take the listeneron a magical journey through time and space.”

More about this latest series of the Early Adventures can be found in this month’s free Vortex Magazine available on download from the Big Finish website.

You can pre-order each of these The Early Adventures for £14.99 on CD or £10.99 on download today. Don’t forget that all CD purchases unlock a download option via the Big Finish app and the Big Finish website.

Or you can save money with a subscription. Get all four volumes of series five of Doctor Who – The Early Adventures for £45 on CD or £40 on download.

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