The Witch from the Well

The Witch from the Well
The Witch from the Well

Cast

Paul McGann (the Doctor), Julie Cox (Mary Shelley), David Harewood (President Vallan), Carolyn Pickles (Lady Meera), Eva Pope (Nia Brusk), Mitch Benn (Commander Raynar/Karnex), Joanna Christie (Sherla/Baden/Tox), Trevor Cooper (Captain Maddox/Stennan/Sentries)

Synopsis

The TARDIS brings the Doctor and Mary Shelley to the continent of Zelonia, on the frontier world Draxine – where, many moons ago, the twin citystates of Garrak and Stronghaven bore testament to mankind’s colonial spirit.

That was before the sinister death cult of Garrak’s President Harmon took hold – and Garrak annihilated itself, utterly, in an apocalyptic explosion. Before the bones of Garrak’s dead came back to life, and its skeletal citizens began marching, marching, marching on Stronghaven itself.

But what do they want, this army of death? And can anything stop them? In search of answers, the Doctor and Mary must journey into the dead heart of a dead city to face a terrifying adversary, whose ambitions transcend the stuff of life itself.

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Notes

  • The Witch from the Well is the second story in the 2011 Eighth Doctor audio trilogy.
  • The Doctor has a biography of Mary in the TARDIS library.
  • The Doctor mentions the Chelonians.
  • The Doctor comments that he wants to change his Edwardian jacket to a new jacket that is shorter and made of a tougher material.
  • Mary is shocked by Byron’s biography.
  • The Fast return switch plays an important role.
  • Mary refers to “the Cybermen” who fell in Vienna in 1873. (The Silver Turk)

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