No Man’s Land
Sylvester McCoy (the Doctor), Sophie Aldred (Ace), Philip Olivier (Hex), Michael Cochrane (Lieutenant-Colonel Brook), Rob Dixon (Sereant Wood), Rupert Wickham (Captain Dudgeon), Oliver Mellor (Private Taylor), Ian Hayles (Lance-Corporal Burridge), Michael Adams (Private Dixon)
It is 1917 and the Doctor, Hex and Ace find themselves in a military hospital in northern France. But the terrifying, relentless brutality of the Great War that wages only a few miles away is the least of their concerns.
The travellers become metaphysical detectives when the Doctor receives orders to investigate a murder. A murder that has yet to be committed.
Who will be the victim? Who will be the murderer? What is the real purpose of the Hate Room? Can the Doctor solve the mystery before the simmering hate and anger at Charnage hospital erupts into a frenzy of violence?
- No Man’s Land was the eighty-ninth monthly Doctor Who audio story produced by Big Finish Productions.
- Ace studied the war poets at school, specifically Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon.
- Hex tells Ace that his mother’s full name was Cassandra Elizabeth Schofield.
- An illustrated preview, illustrated by Martin Geraghty appeared in DWM 376.
- This audio drama was recorded on 29 and 30 July 2006 at The Moat Studios
- The Forge is theorised to be the agency behind the experiments.