The Early Adventures: The Forsaken
Anneke Wills (Polly Wright/Narrator), Frazer Hines (Jamie McCrimmon/The Doctor), Elliot Chapman (Ben Jackson/Private Lawson/Andrews), Ben Nealon (Captain Freeman), Michael Jibson (Corporal Gibbs), Oliver Jackson (Private James Jackson), Gabrielle Glaister (Mrs Maggie Bishop)
‘The Forsaken is a little gem. It not only offers a creepy spin on the Troughton era by combining historical and base-under-siege, but gives Ben Jackson a story of his own.’ Martin Ruddock, DWM
The TARDIS lands on an island off Singapore during the Japanese invasion of 1942. The travellers are found by some British soldiers – among them a certain Private James Jackson, who just happens to be Ben’s father. But they’re not the only visitors to the island…
Written By: Justin Richards
Directed By: Lisa Bowerman
The Japanese invasion of Singapore began in February 1942.
Polly comments that The creature takes on the visage of the Grim Reaper.
The Doctor offers Polly some lemon sherbets.
While searching his pockets, the Doctor finds his Five Hundred Year Diary and his sonic screwdriver.
This story was recorded at The Moat Studios.
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Ben compares the ship to the Mary Celeste, discovered abandoned and without its crew. He says what happened to it is a mystery, but the Doctor suggests he was there. (The Chase)
Ben says that he was born in December 1942. (Invasion of the Cat-People)e)
James says he could get a job on a ship after the war. (Invasion of the Cat-People)