The Stones of Venice

The Stones of Venice
The Stones of Venice

Regular Cast

Paul McGann (The Doctor), India Fisher (Charley), Michael Sheard (Orsino), Nick Scovell (Churchwell), Barnaby Edwards (Pietro), Elaine Ives Cameron (Ms Lavish), Mark Gatiss (Vincenzo).


The Doctor and Charley decide to take a well-deserved break from the monotony of being chased, shot at and generally suffering anti-social behaviour at the hands of others.

And so they end up in Venice, well into Charley’s future, as the great city prepares to sink beneath the water for the last time…

Which would be a momentous, if rather dispiriting, event to witness in itself. However, the machinations of a love-stick aristocrat, a proud art historian and a rabid High Priest of a really quite dodgy cult combine to make Venice’s swansong a night to remember.

And then there’s the rebellion by the web-footed amphibious underclass, the mystery of a disappearing corpse and the truth behind a curse going back further than curses usually do.

The Doctor and Charley are forced to wonder just what they have got themselves involved with this time…


Review From Liam Carey

three star review


  • The Stones of Venice was the eighteenth monthly Doctor Who audio story produced by Big Finish Productions
  • This audio drama was recorded on 15 and 16 May 2000 at studios in Bristol. It was the first that Paul McGann recorded for Big Finish Productions.
  • The Doctorsays the TARDIS is his oldest friend in the world.
  • The Doctor suspects that there is alien life form in Venice because of a painting with volcano and foxes which doesn’t belong to Earth.
  • The story formed part of an Eighth Doctor series on BBC Radio 7 in 2005, alongside the stories Shada, Sword of Orion, The Stones of Venice, Invaders from Mars and The Chimes of Midnight, and has been repeated on multiple occasions since.

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