The High Price Of Parking
Sylvester McCoy (The Doctor), Sophie Aldred (Ace), Bonnie Langford (Mel Bush), Gabrielle Glaister (Cowley), Hywel Morgan (Kempton/ Tribesman), Kate Duchene (Regina/ Seraphim), Leighton Pugh (Fulton), Jack Monaghan (Dunne/ Selfdrive), James Joyce (Robowardens).
The planet Dashrah is a world of exceptional beauty. Historical ruins; colourful skies; swirling sunsets…
Unsurprisingly, it’s a major tourist trap. So if you want to visit Dashrah, first you’ll have to visit Parking, the artificial planetoid that Galactic Heritage built next door. Parking, as its name implies, is a spaceship park. A huge spaceship park. A huge, enormous spaceship park.
When the TARDIS materialises in Parking’s Northern Hemisphere, the Doctor, Ace and Mel envisage a quick teleport trip to the surface of Dashrah. But they’ve reckoned without the superzealous Wardens, and their robotic servitors… the sect of the Free Parkers, who wage war against the Wardens… the spontaneously combusting spaceships… and the terrifying secret that lies at the lowest of Parking’s lower levels.
Written By: John Dorney
Directed By: Ken Bentley
- The High Price of Parking was the two hundred and twenty-seventh story in Big Finish’s monthly range.
- Ace said that the Doctor is playing Sherlock Holmes again. He previously did so during his fourth incarnation. (The Talons of Weng-Chiang) He would do so once more during his eleventh incarnation. (TV: The Snowmen)
- The Doctor refers to Galactic Heritage. (The Tomorrow Windows; Requiem for the Rocket Men, Death Match)
- The Doctor mentions that he learned escapology from Harry Houdini. (Planet Of The Spiders)
- During her travels with Sabalom Glitz, Mel encountered a Galactic Heritage fleet. She describes the organisation as “a militarised, spacefaring National Trust”.
- Ace compares one of the Robowardens to a “stunted Dalek”.
- The Doctor trusts Ace with his life.