William Russell (Ian Chesterton), Tim Chipping (Grigory)
Siberia at the end of the 19th Century, and the TARDIS arrives just as a shooting star hurtles to the ground.
With it comes an illness that affects The Doctor and Susan, and knowledge that must not fall into the wrong hands.
With his friends either dying or lost, Ian Chesterton must save the future and win the ultimate prize – a way home to 1963.
- The Wanderer was the fifty-fourth release in the Companion Chronicles audio range.
- Ian refers to the Arabian Nights.
- Ian describes The Doctor as “the ultimate wanderer.”
- As their travels in the TARDIS continue, Ian notes that The Doctor’s influence is rubbing off on himself and Barbara. Recently, they have become increasingly likely to embroil themselves in events outside of the ship.
- Nicholas II is the Tsar of Russia at the time of the TARDIS’ arrival.
- Grigory describes himself as a strannik, a religious pilgrim, whereas Mikhail Kropyn refers to him as a starets, an elder of the Church who is believed to be a faith healer. However, he is not a priest.
- Zarechny is on the River Tura.
- Ian recalls that The Doctor asked he and Barbara if they knew what it was like to be “wanderers in the fourth dimension” when they first met. (An Unearthly Child)
- Ian remembers that The Doctor once observed that the travellers “destiny is in the stars”. (The Reign of Terror)
- The Doctor’s condition reminds Ian of the symptoms of radiation poisoning which he displayed on Skaro. (The Daleks)
- Ian warns Grigory that, as The Doctor told Barbara in Mexico, history cannot be changed. (The Aztecs)