1,894 years later. London. The Penultimate Audience.
He answers on the first ring this time.
"Is everything to your satisfaction?" I ask.
"Yes, yes. This is amazing. I've always wondered... speaking to you is an honour, sir!". He pauses. "I am being sincere." ('Sincere' means, 'without wax', by the way. Unscrupulous Roman masons would fill columns with wax to save money. I am a well of useful knowledge.)
"That's... nice of you to say," I reply. "So are you ready to hear the story?"
"Assuredly. You can begin at any time," says the professor.
"No," I say. "Time is short. Meet me on the bench in front of the National Museum, as soon as possible, and I'll tell you the rest of the story. But it has to be now, today. I'll be waiting."
I end the call before he replies and call Fred as I drive to the museum. Plan A is on: don't find the girl, keep Aunt Sharon distracted. Here we go again...
Released on Sat 17 Sep 2011. Available by clicking here!
"Listen, younglings, and listen well - for I am Leela, warrior of the Sevateem, and I have a tale to tell you. A tale of death and pain and sorrow, of wrath and bitter terror. A tale so harrowing, so hung with horror and blood and fear, that you may quake in your cots as you sleep this sundown, lest the night spirits take you and rend you from the protection of your fathers' spears and the comfort of your mothers' dugs.
For this is a tale of the Evil One!"
Released on Sat 24 Sep 2011. Available by clicking here!
Josephine Grant is an agent of UNIT, a top secret government organization that deals with extraterrestrials in England in the 1970s.
Following the murder of a government health and safety inspector believed to have been killed by aliens, Jo will have to risk her life to infiltrate the ultra-feminist organisation that is possibly behind the death. As she investigates, Jo finds that the building is pretty normal. Yet why do all the staff act like robots and why is the mysterious head of the organisation never seen?
Taken from the pages of a diary that Jo kept, this is the story of one woman’s struggle to bring down a deadly organization.
BASED ON A TRUE STORY
Released on Sat 1 Oct 2011. Available by clicking here!
"'We'll go for a walk,' he says! 'It's a beautiful day,' he says! Walking does not include a ninety degree vertical surface!"
Peri muttered to herself as she struggled up the rock face. It was irritating enough having to deal with one Doctor, she didn't think she'd have to deal with two. Or have to deal with herself, an other self, a different self. She stared at the other Peri, with her one hoop earring, her biker boots, and her Bowie knife.
Okay, that was just weird...
Released on Sat 8 Oct 2011. Available by clicking here!
I had been spreading the word of the Doctor since the Master’s reign began, just like he told me to. Six months had passed, but there were still plenty of stories to tell. On this day, I was going to tell them how the magnificent Doctor broke the curse of a long-dead world, liberated a treasure far more valuable than anyone knew, and saved the soul of a man who seemed beyond redemption. But above all else, the oppressed human race would learn why the Doctor’s name was worth knowing.
Released on Sat 15 Oct 2011. Available by clicking here!
Wilf just wants to look at the stars,
but when the wrong Doctor turns up,
he's in danger of not just losing Donna,
but also losing his mind.
Released on Sat 22 Oct 2011. Available by clicking here!
Autumn, and I come back to the estate. See mum, see how she is. Turns out we've hit Hallowe'en - it's all orange and black and that. Pumpkins and spiders and things that go 'boo'! All knee-high Frankensteins and Draculas and Driller Killers knockin' on the door, demanding treats and pooin' on your step if they don't get none. Aw, sweet!
'Cept, his nibs, the Oncoming Wossname, he's not looking too happy. In fact, he's looking scared. I laugh at him, the Nancy! "What's up? Is the big Time Lord scared of a few little children?"
"If they are children," he says...
Released on Sat 29 Oct 2011. Available by clicking here!
The Doctor and Charley arrive in London, 2011. The Doctor wants to show Charley the wonders of her world only 80 years into her future, but they end up in the middle of one of the bitterest of battles: a retail price war! As harmless as things seem, they soon discover the truth behind these competing places of business: an old foe has returned, and they will do anything to beat their competition.
All they need is to find that Wow Factor...
Released on Sat 5 Nov 2011. Available by clicking here!
"Mmm. Well. This room seems comfortable enough. After the day I've had. Killer snakes, and imaginary monsters. I nearly killed the Doctor. I suppose you want me to tell you all about it. I'd rather not, but... well, here goes.
My name's Mickey Smith, and this is the story of the Tomorrow People..."
Released on Sat 12 Nov 2011. Available by clicking here!
“It wasn’t the interrogation I objected to, it was the lack of a decent pair of handcuffs.”
River Song has been taken for questioning by a man she’s never met before. He wants to know about someone very dear to her, the man she killed, the love of her life – the Doctor. So River tells him, about a time she escaped and her life was threatened at every turn. About a message that came from an unknown source and took her somewhere that threatened her own existence.
“But then, that’s every day with the Doctor, and I wouldn’t change a moment of it.”
Released on Sat 19 Nov 2011. Available by clicking here!
I should be sleeping, I know, but this writing thing has grabbed me. I'm thinking about tomorrow. Going back. It's going to be a hard climb. I'm not that kid anymore. Shou caught me in the depot this morning. She's jealous that I'm off to America. She asked if I knew about Thanksgiving, and was I going to eat turkey? I told her yeah, I'd been invited. There was someone in California I hadn't seen for a long time, not since my traveling days. I wanted to see her, give her some answers. But I also want to see Mount Shasta again. From the top.
So now I'm thinking. Early days with the Professor. Not long after Iceworld, and not sure what I'd gotten myself into. No, not true. That's Dorothy thinking. Ace was having the time of her life. So here it is – Ace's first Thanksgiving. And, I'm guessing, the weirdest, space-craziest, most utterly brilliant Thanksgiving ever.
It's a shame about all the murders.
Released on Sat 26 Nov 2011. Available by clicking here!
A cafe on the side of a mountain.
Twelve men with the weight of the universe on their shoulders,
and the hunger of ages gnawing at their stomachs.
One chance to save all of existence.
And a woman who's life is changed forever...
Released on Sat 3 Dec 2011. Available by clicking here!
“Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.”
Grace Holloway is living a perfect life: married; a mother; and the most acclaimed scientist in all of history. She’s found cures to diseases such as Malaria, Yellow Fever to name but a few of her many successes. And all this is because of one day in 1999 - the day that changed her life.
The day she didn’t meet the Doctor.
But it wasn’t always like this. Something has created this world and if she doesn’t wake up the Doctor will die. What will she accept: a world of perfection or a world knowing the Doctor?
Released on Sat 10 Dec 2011. Available by clicking here!
‘Your heart’s desire’ it was said. That was what the planet Parador offered – but at a cost. A cost that no one was told before the deal was done, yet one that would have devastating consequences at the climax of the transaction...
Parador. A holiday planet, second to none. The Doctor knows that he and Nyssa need a rest and brings them for a few days of relaxation. Yet Nyssa soon learns what the planet is famous for, and leaving the Doctor to his own devices, she slips away to where the Vendors live.
The deal is done, the wish is granted. Yet every time it has a price, and Nyssa is soon to find out the true horror of what she has agreed to...
Released on Sat 17 Dec 2011. Available by clicking here!
My first coherent thought, following the obvious realization that I was still alive, was that I was covered in dust. Dust I could handle.
I had been cleaning up after other people my whole life.
Released on Wed 21 Dec 2011. Available by clicking here!
Well, Grandad. This one was a weird old Christmas. Strange, it’s probably June or July where you are, trips to Margate with Minnie and everything, but for us it was Christmas. Christmas 6015. And a little story of how The Doctor became John McLane. Well, not literally, but he did a mighty good impression of it. No sight of him in a dirty vest either. Kind of a shame.
Released on Sat 24 Dec 2011. Available by clicking here!
A tree on an impossible world...
A house that can't exist...
A laughing, drunken, itinerant ghost...
...the elephant in the room.
Released on Thu 29 Dec 2011. Available by clicking here!
"You know your day's going badly when you're taking fashion advice from the Doctor. I mean, forget about the bow tie and the fez fetish. This is a man who once wore an outfit so tasteless, his own people put him on trial for it. So when he starts exhuming skeletons from his walk-in closet your fashion sense should probably start some serious tingling... In fact, if we'd have had any sense, we'd would have just grabbed the controls and hurled the TARDIS into the nearest star. Probably safer right? But no, we just stood there laughing, watched the madman with his dressing up box.
See, that's the thing about the Doctor, the thing that makes him so dangerous to be with; he catches you up in his slipstream, makes it all so much fun, that you don't know that you're in trouble till you're wearing it..."
Released on Sat 31 Dec 2011. Available by clicking here!