Paul McGann (the Doctor), India Fisher (Charley), Conrad Westmaas (C’Rizz), Ron Moody (The Duke of Wellington), Michael Hobbs (Mr Fazackerly), Mike Holloway (Jacob Crackles), Peter Howe (Maxi), Francesca Hunt (Georgina Marlow), Maitland Chandler (Rufus Dimplesqueeze)
Scene of the Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations. Scene also of a plot to un-seat the government, de-throne the monarch and start a republic. If the Duke of Wellington himself is to be believed.
While the Doctor and Charley are drawn into the murky world of nineteenth-century politics, C’rizz struggles to maintain his dignity against growing odds. What begins as an attempt to prevent murder quickly becomes a desperate race to avert revolution. Separated from the TARDIS, the travellers are left to wonder if they’ll get their own lives back or be forever entangled with the lives of others.
And who is Mrs Georgina Marlow? What need does she feel the Doctor can satisfy?
- Other Lives was the seventy-seventh monthly Doctor Who audio story produced by Big Finish Productions.
- The Doctor adjusts the isomorphic controls of the TARDIS to allow C’rizz to open the doors.
- The Fifth Doctor once attempted to take his companions Nyssa and Tegan Jovanka to the Great Exhibition as “a treat” in the wake of Adric’s death but the TARDIS instead materialised on the tarmac at Heathrow Airport in 1982. (Time-Flight)
- The Doctor once again observes that “sleep is for tortoises.” (The Talons of Weng-Chiang)
- The Second Doctor previously met the Duke of Wellington in September 1805 and May and June 1815. (World Game) Later in his personal timeline, the Doctor visited the Duke in 1816 and they went on a trip to Brighton, where they met the Prince Regent. (Players) As was the case with his second incarnation, the Sixth Doctor was present at the Battle of Waterloo on 18 June 1815. The same was true of Davros and the Daleks. (The Curse of Davros)