Crime of the Century
Sylvester McCoy (the Doctor), Beth Chalmers (Raine Creevy), Ricky Groves (Markus Creevy), Derek Carlyle (Nikitin/Parvez), John Albasiny (Colonel Felnikov/Party Guest/Waiter), John Banks (Metatraxi/Walnuf/Gunman), Chris Porter (Sayf Udeen/Valentin))
The year is 1989. In London, safe cracker Raine Creevy breaks into a house – and finds more than the family jewels.
In the Middle East, the kingdom of Sayf Udeen is being terrorised by Soviet invaders and alien monsters.
And on the Scottish border, a highly guarded facility contains an advanced alien weapon.
These are all part of the Doctor’s masterplan. But masterplans can go awry…
- Crime of the Century is an audio play based upon a television story of the same name, which was not produced due to the series’ cancellation in 1990.
- The Doctor claims that dolphins are “one of the few sentient species” on Earth.
- Raine Creevy was delivered by the Doctor in the Soviet Union on 7 November 1967 (Thin Ice), almost twenty-two years before the events of this story. From the Doctor’s perspective, those events occurred immediately before his encounter with the adult Raine on 13 October 1989.
- Ace mentions that she has previously had bad experiences in caves. (Dragonfire, Battlefield)