The First Wave

The First Wave

The First Wave

Regular Cast

Peter Purves (Steven Taylor), Tom Allen (Oliver Harper)


Caught in the inevitable path of its own history, the TARDIS arrives on the planetoid Grace Alone, where The Doctor, Steven and Oliver expect to face their fate. What they don’t expect to find is a massacred crew – and a race of alien invaders known as the Vardans.

When The Doctor is apparently killed, his companions attempt to survive against the odds. But those odds are narrowing. Their borrowed time has expired.

Written By: Simon Guerrier
Directed By: Lisa Bowerman
Producer: David Richardson
Script Editor: Jacqueline Rayner
Executive Producers: Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs



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  • The First Wave was the forty-ninth release in the Companion Chronicles audio range
  • Oliver sacrifices his life to save The Doctor and Steven.
  • There is a human city on Sedna.
  • This story marks the first appearance of the Vardans in an audio drama.
  • This audio drama was recorded on 26 May 2011.
  • Steven says he could always have escaped from the Mechanoids but that he had no where to escape to. (The Chase)

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