|'Empire of the Racnoss'
by Scott Handcock
When a distress call rips the TARDIS from the Vortex, dragging it back through time, it arrives in the midst of a conflict between Gallifrey and an ancient foe.
The Doctor, as ever, wants to help, but in returning a wounded combatant home, he becomes further and further entangled in a web of deceit and recrimination. A web spun by an eight-legged Empress and her minions…
The Empire of the Racnoss is at war, and wherever he stands, the Doctor is on the wrong side.
Peter Davison (The Doctor), Adjoa Andoh (Racnoss Empress), Nigel Planer (Old Racnoss Emperor / Herrax), Andrew French (Racnoss Consort), Lisa Kay (Alayna), Pam Ferris (Amanda Steele), Lorelei King (Georgia Donnelly), Emma Lowndes (Phelan), Matt Devitt (Bennetto), Maya Sondhi (Katy Bell), Andrée Bernard (Mary Sissinghurst), Adèle Anderson (Eileen Nelthorpe), Michael Fenton-Stevens (Rev Douglas Bell), Jacqueline Pearce (Ollistra), Jan Ravens (Doctor Eva Morrison), Himesh Patel (Biotech Dendry), Tim Wallers (Commander Roxita / Security Chief Raldon)
Directed by Barnaby Edwards
*Featuring the the Fifth Doctor
*A Big Finish Audio Production
*Time-placing: the Fifth Doctor is travelling along, which makes this difficult to place; on that basis that perhaps Nyssa is on holiday somewhere, I'm placing this in Season 19a