Wirrn Isle

Wirrn Isle
Wirrn Isle

Regular Cast

Colin Baker (The Doctor), Lisa Greenwood (Flip Jackson), Tim Bentinck (Roger Buchman), Jenny Funnell (Veronica Buchman), Tessa Nicholson (Toasty Buchman), Rikki Lawton (Iron), Dan Starkey (Sheer Jawn), Helen Goldwyn (Dare), Glynn Sweet (Paul Dessay)


The year is 16127. Four decades have passed since the colonists of Nerva Beacon returned to repopulate the once-devastated planet Earth – and the chosen few are finding the business of survival tough.

Far beyond the sterile safety of sanitised Nerva City, transmat scientist Roger Buchman has brought his family to an island surrounded by what they once called Loch Lomond, hoping to re-establish the colony he was forced to abandon many years before.

But something else resides in the Loch. A pestilent alien infestation that The Doctor, beaming in from Nerva City, remembers only too well from his time aboard the Beacon…

The Wirrn are back. And they’re hungry.

Written by: William Gallagher

Directed by: Nicholas Briggs



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  • Wirrn Isle is the third story in the 2012 Sixth Doctor audio trilogy.
  • The Doctor once again claims that humans are “indomitable.” (The Ark in Space, Utopia)
  • A ceremony called the “Olympic” is being held in Nerva City in 16127. However, the fragmentary historical records state that the Olympic is held every fourth of a year instead of once every four years, and it is no longer associated with sports.
  • Wirrn mucous, the slime trail left by adult Wirrn, is used as a food source by the Nerva colonists. It is jokingly called”forage porridge.”Inchfad is the northernmost colony in Scotland.
  • Dan Starkey is more known for his role as Strax.
  • There is a transmat substation on Ardlui, located to the south of Inchfad.Roger, Veronica and Toasty Buchman all independently mistake The Doctor and Flip for father and daughter.
  • Flip mentions Madonna, Vanilla Ice, Foreigner and M.O.P.
  • More than four hundred Wirrn were trapped under the surface of Loch Lomond when it froze over twenty years earlier.
  • While Roger was playing with the transmat fifteen years earlier, he accidentally beamed his son Iron into a Wirrn under the surface of Loch Lomond, causing them to merge at the molecular level. He planted Iron’s red jumperon the ice so that Veronica would find it.
  • Roger Buchman initially believes that The Doctor and Flip are colonists from GalSec. (The Sontaran Experiment).

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