Paul McGann (The Doctor), Carole Ann Ford (Susan Campbell), Jake McGann (Alex Campbell), Sheryl Gannaway (Holly Barrett), Leslie Ash (Marion Fleming/Hope), Matt Addis (Faisal Jensen/Reporter), Ian Hallard (Duncan), Ian Brooker (President of the Earth Council/Policeman/Air Control/Helicopter Pilot/Reporter)
Thirty years on from the Daleks’ invasion of Earth, the scars still haven’t healed. The survivors inhabit a world thrown back two hundred years, a world of crop shortages and civil unrest. A world where the brightest and best of its young people are drawn to the xenophobic Earth United group.
A world sliding into a new Dark Age, believes Susan Campbell, widow of one of the heroes of the Occupation. A world in need of alien intervention. A world in need of hope.
But as Susan takes drastic action to secure the planet’s future, she’s oblivious to the fact that her student son, Alex, ensnared by Earth United, is in need of alien intervention too. Or so Alex’s great-grandfather thinks.
- An Earthly Child was originally a subscriber bonus but was released to non subscribers later
- Earth is still in ruins some thirty years after the end of the decade long Dalek occupation. (The Dalek Invasion of Earth)
- Susan remembers her last encounter with The Doctor in the Death Zone on Gallifrey and comments that he was in his fifth incarnation at the time. (The Five Doctors)
- Susan’s husband, David Campbell, died several years earlier. (Legacy of the Daleks)