|'The Pursuit of History'
by Nicholas Briggs
On a brisk winterís morning in 1850s Yorkshire, Cuthbert, head of the intergalactic business known as 'The Conglomerate' prepares to hijack a very special train.
In the far future, his assistant, Mr Dorrick is awoken by howling alarms. There is a problem with the Quantum Gateway.
In the TARDIS, the Doctor, Romana and K9 detect strange distortions in the Vortex, an energy stream coming from a strange creature called a Laan.
The threads of a plan centuries in the making are coming together. But who is behind this plan? And can anyone possibly escape when history is against them?
Tom Baker (The Doctor), Lalla Ward (Romana), John Leeson (K-9), David Warner (Cuthbert), Toby Hadoke (Mr Dorrick), David Troughton (Mr Edge / The Black Guardian), John Dorney (David Goddard / Oceanic Airforce Commander), Lisa Bowerman (Conglom-Net Computer / Oceanic Airforce Pilot) Jez Fielder (Neville Sanders / Drudger / Ecidien Cerebus Bird / Albert Chatterton / The White Guardian / Salonu Prime), Jane Slavin (The Laan / Salonu)
Directed by Nicholas Briggs
*Featuring the Fourth Doctor, the Second Romana and K-9 MkII
*A Big Finish audio production
*Part one of a two-part story