Sylvester McCoy (the Doctor), Bonnie Langford (Mel), Denise Hoey (Nuane), Sean Oliver (Chief Blue), Peter Rae (Draun), Kellie Ryan (Celia Fortunaté), Sandi Toksvig (Vi Yulquen), John Stahl (Whitenoise), Steven Wickham (Uviol)
Subject 2660 Celia Fortunatè, designated citizen of the needle. Subject experiencing traumatic, violent delusions during waking moments. Subject remains passified and under control of Whitenoise. Medication has been prescribed.
Subject 0357 Vi Yulquen, designated Matriarch of the needle. Subject is under constant surveillance due to her wish to experience harm. This is in direct contravention of Whitenoise’s programming. Also supplier of the drug classified as Slow. Editing is required.
Subject 0841 Chief Blue. Technician in symbiotic relationship with this Whitenoise system. Knowledgeable in human psychological evaluation. Subject has been diagnosed a voyeur, and has a dangerous obsession with the Red Tape. Machine augmentation is favoured to curb this defect.
Subject [error] Melanie Bush, designated companion of subject 3999. Subject [error] is not chipped and is a threat. Her ability to harm has not been checked, compromising the continued security programming of this Whitenoise system. She must be inhibited.
Subject 3999 the Doctor. Subject has committed homicide. This subject now in constant redline. His propensity for violence remains unchecked. Analysis suggests synchronisation with the killer. The Doctor will attempt to kill again. He must be stopped.
- Red was the eighty-fifth monthly Doctor Who audio story produced by Big Finish Productions.
- An illustrated preview by Martin Geraghty was featured in Doctor Who Magazine issue 372.
- To date, this is the final Big Finish audio drama to feature the Seventh Doctor and Mel; this story takes place between the television episode Time and the Rani and Paradise Towers, and after the audio story Unregenerate!..
- This audio drama was recorded on 7 April and 1 June 2006 at The Moat Studio