In 1929, Lord Barset’s expedition to the Antarctic is lost without trace. Or so it seems;
Nearly a century later, his grandson funds a much-publicized return to the icy wastes. His mission: to discover what happened to the original expedition. But what he finds instead is an enigma – a battered London police box frozen in ice millennia old.
But something else lies in wait in this awful place, something from an era before humankind set foot on the continent’s cold soil. A menace frozen in time.
- A preview of this story was shown in Doctor Who Magazine issue 385 with an illustration by Martin Geraghty.
- Frozen Time acts as a partial sequel to the events of the AudioVisuals audio drama Endurance, also written and starring Briggs himself. It featured the exploits of the original 1929 Antarctic expedition, ranging from the Rochestercrew’s investigation of the missing expedition’s base camp to the discovery and destruction of an advanced Silurian metropolis nestled beneath the ice. The obliteration of the city in the original story would seem to be the main reason Lord Barset was unable to uncover any trace of his grandfather’s lost working party.
- This audio drama was recorded on 24 and 25 April 2007 at The Moat Studios.
- The Doctor mutters names of his previous companions Melanie Bush, Ace and Hex.