The Wreck of the World

The Wreck of the World
The Wreck of the World

Regular Cast

Wendy Padbury (Zoe Heriot/Narrator), Frazer Hines (Jamie McCrimmon/The Doctor), Judith Roddy (Commander Lorne), Adam Newington (Twenty), Don McCorkindale (Porthintus), Richenda Carey (Professor Blavatsky). Other parts played by members of the cast.


Undergoing repairs in deep space, the TARDIS is caught in a collision with the huge, decaying wreck of a starship. Zoe, spacewalking, is separated from her companions in the crash, and the Doctor and Jamie wake to find the TARDIS fused to the side of the ship.

Venturing inside to rescue their friend, they discover that they are on board The World, the very first colony ship to leave Earth, lost mid-voyage under unknown circumstances.

And they are not alone. A terrible suspension chamber is filled with dead, withered human bodies, and a team of gun-toting astronauts are stalking the corridors. But a far greater threat lurks deep inside. The terrifying force responsible for the scuttling of the ship is active once more – and if it can’t be stopped, it won’t just be the end of this World. It’ll be the end of all of them.

Written by: Timothy X Atack
Directed by: Lisa Bowerman


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The Wreck of the World was the fourth and final story of the fourth series of the Early Adventures, produced by Big Finish Productions. It was written by Timothy Xatack, narrated by Wendy Padbury and Frazer Hines and featured the Second Doctor, Jamie McCrimmon and Zoe Heriot.
This is both the last Early Adventures release and Second Doctor audio story to use the sidebar cover layout.

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