Katy Manning (Jo Grant/Scorchies), Melvyn Hayes (Scorchies)
The Doctor, his companion Jo Grant and the Brigadier face their strangest case yet – a Saturday night show that has been invaded by aliens that look like puppets!
The Scorchies want to take over the world. They want to kill The Doctor. and they want to perform some outstanding showtunes. Though not necessarily in that order
With Jo caught inside The Scorchies Show, can she save the day before the planet Earth falls victim to the dark side of light entertainment?
- The Scorchies was the sixty-fifth release in the Companion Chronicles audio range.
- Jo refers to Pebble Mill at One and Space: 1999. She did not have a high opinion of the latter series.
- The Scorchies include Mr Grizzfizzle, Professor Baffle, Cool Cat, the Magic Mice and Amble the Ugly Dolly.
- Delia Smith appeared in an episode of the Scorchies Show and baked a soufflé. Jo particularly enjoyed that episode.
- Angela Rippon once tried to teach Cool Cat the foxtrot.
- This audio drama was recorded on 19 October 2012.
- The Doctor and Jo build a reverse polarity polarity reverser using a wine bottle and several corks. (The Time Monster)