Sylvester McCoy (the Doctor), Sophie Aldred (Ace), Geoffrey Beevers (The Master / Seta), Caroline John (Madame Salvadori), Louise Faulkner (Bev Tarrant), Ian Ricketts (Guthrie), Mark Donovan (Klemp / Ambassador), Johnson Willis (Damien Pierson), Gary Russell (Jay Banks), Alistair Lock (Albert Bootle), Jez Fielder (Skredsvig), Jane Goddard (Maggie), Gareth Jenkins (The Krill), Jacqueline Rayner (Lift Computer), Mark Wyman (Museum Announcer)
On nineteenth Century Earth artist Edvard Munch hears an infinite scream pass through nature. Centuries later his painting of that scream hangs in a gallery on the barren dust world Duchamp 331.
Why is there a colony of artists on a planet that is little more than a glorified garage? What is the event that The passengers of the huge, opulent pleasure cruiser ‘Gallery’ are hoping to see? And what is hidden in the crates that litter the cargo hold?
The Doctor’s diary indicates that The painting is about to be destroyed in ‘mysterious circumstances’, and when he and Ace arrive on Duchamp 331, those circumstances are well underway.
- Dust Breeding was the twenty-first monthly Doctor Who audio story produced by Big Finish Productions, published in 2001.
- Mr Seta is an anagram of “Master.”
- The Doctor would encounter this incarnation of the Master once again on Perfugium in the far future. At that time, the Master believed himself to be a surgeon named “Doctor John Smith.” (Master)
- This story marks the first appearance of the Master in an audio drama.
- An illustrated preview for this story featured DWM 306 illustrated by Lee Sullivan.
- This audio drama was recorded on 31 March and 21 and 22 April 2001.