Sylvester McCoy (The Doctor), Sophie Aldred (Ace), John Castle (Edmund Trevithick), Samuel Barnett (Robin), Katherine Jakeways (Jill), Edward Harrison (Dr Hawthorne), Jonny Magnanti (Lawrence), Tom Price (Sgt Barclay) and Carole Ann Ford (Susan)
Professor Nightshade – tea time terror for all the family, and the most loved show in Britain. But Professor Nightshade’s days are long over, and Edmund Trevithick is now just an unemployed actor in a retirement home, fondly remembering his past.
It’s the same through the entire village of Crook Marsham – people are falling prey to their memories. At first harmlessly, and then, the bodies begin to turn up.
The Doctor and Ace arrive on the scene – but, with the Doctor planning his retirement, it may be time for Professor Nightshade to solve one last case.
Written By: Mark Gatiss, adapted by Kyle C Szikora
Directed By: Scott Handcock
- Nightshade was the first licensed Doctor Who fiction written by actor-writer Mark Gatiss, who would write and appear in several of the independent spin-off productions before finding fame in the TV series The League of Gentlemen. In the 2000s and 2010s, he would write episodes for the Doctor Who revival and play Richard Lazarus in The Lazarus Experiment.
- The novel was later re-released by BBCi on the official Doctor Who website in ebook form. It was accompanied by extensive notes and commentary from the author and new illustrations from artist Daryl Joyce. It became inaccessible in 2010.
- Ace‘s parents met on the dance floor of a sweaty nightclub.
- Ace decides to leave the Doctor for Robin Yeadon.
- Jack remembers trips to Ilkley Moor with Win.