Doctor Who: Doom's Day

Doctor Who Doom’s Day: Dying Hours audio drama details revealed

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Doom encounters the Eighth Doctor and Charley, the Silence and Jackie Tyler on Big Finish. 

The multi-platform Doctor Who adventure Doom’s Day comes enjoys its audio drama component in September.

Doom’s Day follows a time travelling assassin, played by Sooz Kempner, through twenty-four hours. The story plays out across prose, audio, comic strip and games.

Doctor Who Magazine Doom's Day comic cover

Someone has sent literal Death after Doom. She can only outrun it for 24 hours. Unless she can find the Doctor…

Tick… Tock…

The Big Finish audio drama component of the adventure is a four-disc box set with stories taking Doom from 20:00 up to her final hour. In it, she encounters characters and monsters from the breadth of the show’s history.

Doom’s Day: Dying Hours

As Doom’s final hours come into sharp focus, she’ll need to do whatever’s necessary to complete her missions, find the Doctor, and escape what increasingly seems like the inevitable.

But how best to find the person who can save Doom’s life? Will the Doctor’s friends be her salvation? Or perhaps the Doctor’s enemies will be the route to survival?

Doom is about to travel across thousands of years of time, and light years of space in search of her last, best hope. But even if she finds the Doctor, will a person who is all about saving lives help a person whose only job is to take them?

Doom’s day is almost over. Time is running out. This could be the end.

Doctor Who: Doom's Day - Dying Hours cover art

Here are the stories that make up Doom’s Day: Dying Hours

‘Dawn of an Everlasting Peace’ by Jacqueline Rayner

Venus, 3975. The day of the non-aggression pact. The perfect ironic location for an assassination! But Doom’s mission is about to become much more complicated thanks to an explosive plot to undermine the treaty itself.

‘A Date with Destiny’ by Robert Valentine

A romantic dinner turns life-threatening for an unsuspecting human in 2007. But this time, Doom has competition. And if she loses, then her last chance to find the Doctor could be snatched away. Cue an action-packed chase through the streets of London. But has Doom met her match?

‘The Howling Wolves of Xan-Phear’ by Simon Clark

A warring world of wolves. Doom’s target turns out to be the puppeteer of the warring Xan: a Silent. But what if she’s already completed her mission? How will she know? What if this wasn’t even her mission in the first place? No time to waste. The countdown is on.

‘The Crowd’ by Lizzie Hopley

“Follow the crowd”, that’s what they say, right? In this case, however, devastation, murder and destruction follow this particular Crowd Doom’s next target. But amongst them an unfamiliar face, with a familiar name. Could this be Doom’s salvation?

Producer and director John Ainsworth said:

 “It’s exciting to be part of something that’s one element of an even bigger adventure. Big Finish’s contribution is just one part of telling the Doom’s Day story.

“Each of our four stories has something from somewhere in the Doctor Who universe. The first one very much takes elements and characters from the television story, The Daleks’ Master Plan. The second one features Jackie Tyler (Camille Coduri) – which is brilliant fun – and the third one has the Silence in it. The Eighth Doctor (Paul McGann) and Charley (India Fisher) feature in the fourth story, and it’s a great script for them.”

Doctor Who: Doom’s Day – Dying Hours is available to pre-order as a four-disc collector’s edition CD (+ download), or on download only from Big Finish.

For more on Doom’s Day, including how the story fits together, there’s a guide on