1963 Fanfare for the Common Men
Peter Davison (The Doctor), Sarah Sutton (Nyssa), Mitch Benn (Mark Carville), Andrew Knott (James O’Meara), David Dobson (Korky Goldsmith), Ryan Sampson (Lenny Kruger), Alison Thea-Skot (Rita/Sadie), Jonty Stephens (Paravatar)
If you remember the Sixties, they say, then you can’t have been there.
The Doctor remembers the Sixties. That’s why he’s taking Nyssa on a trip back to November 1963. Back to where it all began. Back to the birth of the biggest band in the history of British music. Back to see those cheeky lads from Liverpool.
Mark, James and Korky. The Common Men. The boys who made the Sixties swing with songs like Oh, Won’t You Please Love Me?, Just Count To Three and Who Is That Man.
The Doctor remembers the Sixties. And there’s something very wrong with the Sixties, if the Beatles no longer exist…
- 1963 Fanfare For The Common Men is a Big Finish Productions audio drama based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who.
- The TARDIS’ translation circuits do not function when out of range.
- The Doctor says to Rita, “You and I are going on a Magical Mystery Tour.”
- Nyssa recounts the destruction of her homeworld Traken by an entropy field. (Logopolis)
- Nyssa, stuck in Hamburg without the TARDIS translating for her, begins to grow fond of the German language.
- The Doctor mentions his recent experience with aeroplanes. (Time-Flight)
- The 1950s have been time-locked. (The Stolen Earth, The End of Time)