Pier Pressure

Pier Pressure
Pier Pressure

Regular Cast

Colin Baker (The Doctor), Maggie Stables (Evelyn), Roy Hudd (Max Miller), Doug Bradley (Professor Talbot), Chris Simmons (Albert Potter), Sally Ann Curran (Emily Bung), Martin Parsons (Billy)


Brighton, Sussex, 1936

“Ere, listen listen, I’ve got one for you. There once was this bloke, you see. Good-looking sort of chap. Lovely, brightly coloured coat. No rubbish. Quality gear. Never bought a drink neither… or so they say. But his name wasn’t Miller. Oh no, there’ll never be another Cheeky Chappie, lady, there’ll never be another. They broke the mould when they made me you know.

No, this bloke called himself The Doctor. Doctor who you ask? And may well you. Don’t know me self. No one ever knew. Funny that. He was a real strange one. Odd things happened when he arrived.

Mind you, them were dark days. No one was laughing. And these were my people. My public. It was like playing first house at the Glasgow Empire. Just like the entire town was cursed it was. Cursed by something not of this world…”

Written By:Robert Ross
Directed By: Gary Russell



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  • Pier Pressure was the seventy-eighth monthly Doctor Who audio story produced by Big Finish Productions. Released in January 2006,
  • The Doctor mentions visiting Sirius IV (Colony in Space) and Metebelis III (The Green Death, Planet of the Spiders).
  • This story was previewed in Doctor Who Magazine issue 365 with an accompanying illustration by Martin Geraghty.
  • This story features Billy, a young actor who had starred in films called While Parents Sleep and I’m an Explosive. There were actual films by these titles made in the 1930s, both of which starred a young actor called Billy Hartnell. After Tom Baker’s appearance in the comic called Action!

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