Tales from the Vault
Welcome to The Vault – jokingly known as ‘The Museum of Terrors’ – a high security establishment where UNIT keeps all of its alien artifacts.
New recruit Warrant officer Charlie Sato is given a guided tour by Captain Ruth Matheson, and the archive reveals some dark secrets. An army jacket, a painting, crystal and a wax cylinder all hold a grave significance, and their stories are told by The Doctor’s companions: Steven Taylor, Zoe Heriot, Jo Grant and Romana…
- Tales from the Vault was the forty-fifth release in the Companion Chronicles audio range
- This is the second Companion Chronicles release to feature multiple companions from different eras. There are in fact six companions involved in the story, although only four are heard. This is not an omnibus of stories with linking material, but rather Jo, Romana, Steven and Zoe are worked into the narrative by way of archival recordings.
- Jo mentions her encounters with the Axons (The Claws of Axos) and the Sea Devils (The Sea Devils).
- The stated aim of the Vault is very similar to the mandate of Torchwood One. (Army of Ghosts)
- Private Tommy Watkins was killed in the Battle of Spion Kop in 1900 during the Second Boer War, as was the case with Joan Redfern’s husband Oliver. (Human Nature)
- This audio drama was primarily recorded on 11 November 2010, however according to the interview included on the CD, contributions from some cast members were recorded during sessions for other Companion Chronicles.