Paul McGann (The Doctor), Ruth Bradley (Molly O’Sullivan), Peter Egan (Straxus), Toby Jones (Kotris), Tim Treloar (Lord President), Laura Molyneaux (Isabel Stanford), Natalie Burt (Sally Armstrong), Ian Cullen (Nadeyan), Nicholas Briggs (The Daleks)
“I really hoped it would be a wonderful view. to look back from the end of everything to see how things finally turned out.”
The Doctor is looking for hope. But instead, he finds himself on a mission. The Time Lords have uncovered terrifying fragments of an insane plot to destroy the universe. And somehow, at the centre of that plot is one, random female in Earth’s history, Molly O’Sullivan.
Soon, The Doctor and Molly find themselves thrown headlong into a series of dangerous and terrifying adventures, with the dreaded Daleks never far behind them.
Part One. The Great War
Voluntary Aid Detachment nursing assistant Molly O’Sullivan spends her days facing the horrors of the Great War. Little does she know that a man from another world has arrived, looking for her.
But what are the strange sounds coming from the battlefield at night? Where is the glowing gas coming from? And is everyone who they claim to be?
Paul McGann (The Doctor), Ruth Bradley (Molly O’Sullivan), Peter Egan (Straxus), Toby Jones (Kotris), Laura Molyneaux (Isabel Stanford), Jonathan Forbes (Dr Sturgiss), Alex Mallinson (Private Tucker), Beth Chalmers (Matron/Kitty Donaldson/Nurse Harriet), Tim Treloar (Lord President), John Banks (Private Hodgeson), Nicholas Briggs (The Daleks)
Part Two. Fugitives
With the first objective of his mission reached, almost nothing is going to plan for The Doctor. He finds he cannot contact or return to the Time Lord’s home planet, Gallifrey. And just when Molly O’Sullivan thinks she’s escaped one conflict, she finds herself in the thick of another one.
What is it that connects The Doctor, the Daleks and the mysterious Ides Scientific Institute?
Part Three. Tangled Web
Something happened when Molly O’Sullivan was just two years old, and the Doctor thinks it’s high time they found out exactly what it was.
Meanwhile, the Daleks are fully activating their Temporal Chamber. And while The Doctor and Molly get closer and closer to the terrible truth, the nature of reality itself seems to be in question.
Part Four. ‘X’ and the Daleks
‘Subject is called Molly O’Sullivan. An inhabitant of Earth. Born Earth year 1891. Has traveled in space and time with Time Lord known as The Doctor.’
With Straxus and his TARDIS destroyed, The Doctor and Molly have tracked the mysterious ‘X’ to the planet Srangor. It is here that the truth of the threat to the universe will finally be revealed.
What is the Dalek Time Controller’s ultimate plan? What exactly is the space-time projector? Who will survive this epic battle for survival?
- Dark Eyes was a full cast audio anthology released in 2012 by Big Finish Productions
- These audio dramas were recorded on 1, 18, 19 and 20 June 2012 at The Moat Studios.
- Nicholas Briggs confirmed that the new costume for The Doctor was officially approved by the BBC in DWM 454.
- The Doctor mentions that Straxus has a new face, referring to the fact that he has regenerated since their last encounter. The Doctor comments that he still has the same supercilious expression irrespective of his incarnation. (The Vengeance of Morbius)
- During his seventh incarnation, The Doctor, Ace and Hex visited another World War I era French military hospital, namely Charnage Hospital, in 1917. (No Man’s Land)
Due to the fact that Kotris was erased from history, these events never happened. The Doctor, Molly and the Dalek time controller are the only individuals who remember the original timeline. (X and the Daleks)