The Library of Alexandria

The Library of Alexandria
The Library of Alexandria

Regular Cast

William Russell (Ian Chesterton), Susan Franklyn (Hypatia)


The port of Alexandria, 5th Century AD.

The Doctor, Ian, Susan and Barbara have taken a break from their travels, and are enjoying a few weeks in the sunshine – and the chance to appreciate the magnificent Library of Alexandria.

Ian also takes the chance to enjoy friendship with the philosopher Hypatia – but things here will not last forever.

The time travellers know that the library will soon be lost to history.

What they are about to discover is the terrifying reason why…


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  • The Library of Alexandria was the sixty-sixth release in the Companion Chronicles audio range
  • This story was recorded on 3 and 4 December 2012.
  • At some point prior to his seventh incarnation, The Doctor saved two of Aristophanes’ plays from the flames. (Timewrym Apocalpse)
  • The Doctor would later tell his companion Tamsin Drew that he was present for the burning of the Library of Alexandria but could not prevent it from happening due to the Web of Time (Resurrection of Mars)

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