Colin Baker (the Doctor), Maggie Stables (Evelyn), Gabriel Woolf (Governor Rossiter), Philip Bretherton (Plenipotentiary Suskind), Geofrey Leesley (Paramount Minister Mortund), Katarina Olsson (Princess Krisztina), Lewis Rae (Corporal Reid), Kraig Thornber (Commander Pokol)
Onboard the TARDIS, nerves are strained.
After escaping the Forge and the murderous clutches of Nimrod, the Doctor and Evelyn have things to talk about. The Doctor’s attitude towards death is a subject that These days is too close to Evelyn’s heart, and eventually she demands to be set down somewhere where she can be free of him for a while.
And so they come to Világ, where the Doctor’s meddling lands him in the middle of a truly dangerous liaison and Evelyn meets a man who wants to change the course of her life forever.
Love is everywhere. But then war is too.
Is it time for Evelyn to leave the Doctor? Or is the choice about to be taken out of her hands?
And who is to say what is the beginning and what is the end of love?
- Arrangements for War was the fifty-seventh monthly Doctor Who audio story produced by Big Finish Productions.
- “Világ” is the Hungarian word for “world” whereas Princess Krisztina is named after Paul Sutton’s Hungarian wife.
- This audio drama was recorded on 19 and 20 February 2004 at The Moat Studios.
- An illustrated preview for this story featured in DWM 343 by Martin Geraghty.
- The third edition of aHistory dates this story to circa 2580, since in Hiding Places (set in 2606) Adrian Wall says that he fought in the invasion of Világ.
- Evelyn had a sister named Mary, who was her mother’s favourite. Both Of them were dead by the time that she had met the Doctor. In childhood, she was nicknamed “Evey” by her family.
- Rossiter is a widower and has three elder sisters.