The Suffering

The Suffering

The Suffering

Regular Cast

Peter Purves (Steven Taylor), Maureen O’Brien (Vicki)


The TARDIS materialises in England in the year 1912, a time of great social change. The Suffragette movement is lobbying for votes for women, and the skull of the so-called ‘missing link’ has been discovered in Piltdown.

While Vicki falls victim to a strange influence, The Doctor and Steven investigate the fossilized remains. The Suffering has been unleashed. Can the travellers survive its’ rage?



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  • The Suffering was a February 2010 entry in The Companion Chronicles series by Big Finish Productions.
  • Vicki describes Steven as a “handsome space pilot”, herself as a”plucky orphan “and a”sensible girl” and the Doctor as a”mysterious, white haired old man.”
  • Vicki mentions her skill at cutting hair. (Galaxy 4)
  • Steven studied basic anatomy as part of his training.
  • This audio drama was recorded on 2 and 6 October 2009.
  • Steven tells The Doctor that he has not eaten since 1066. (The Time Meddler)
  • Steven refers to his two years as a prisoner of the Mechonoids on their native planet Mechanus and his first encounter with The Doctor. (The Chase)

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