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Invaders from Mars
Series: Doctor Who -
Big Finish Audio Dramas
Release Number: 28
Doctor: Eighth Doctor
Companions: Charley Pollard
Enemy: The Laiderplacker
Setting: Earth, USA, New York, 1938
Earth, USA, New Jersey, 1938
Writer: Mark Gatiss
Director: Mark Gatiss
Music and Post Production: Alistair Lock
Publisher: Big Finish Productions
Release Date: January 2002
Format: 4 Episodes on 2 CDs
Prod. Code: 8F
ISBN: ISBN 1-903654-57-2
Previous Story: The One Doctor
Following Story: The Chimes of Midnight


Publisher's Summary

Hallowe'en 1938.

A month after a mysterious meteorite lit up the skies of New York State, Martian invaders laid waste to the nation. At least, according to soon-to-be infamous Orson Welles they did. But what if some of the panicked listeners to the legendary The War of the Worlds broadcast weren’t just imagining things?

Attempting to deliver Charley to her rendezvous in Singapore 1930, the Doctor overshoots a little, arriving in Manhattan just in time to find a dead private detective. Indulging his gumshoe fantasies, the Doctor is soon embroiled in the hunt for a missing Russian scientist whilst Charley finds herself at the mercy of a very dubious Fifth Columnist.

With some genuinely out of this world 'merchandise' at stake, the TARDIS crew are forced into an alliance with a sultry dame claled Glory Bee, Orson Welles himself and a mobster with half a nose known as 'The Phantom'.

And slowly and surely, something is drawing plans against them. Just not very good ones...





  • Why Orson Welles doesn't know who Shakespeare is is revealed in BFA: The Time of the Daleks.
  • In BFA: Neverland it is revealed why there are 49 states in America (instead of 48 in 1938) and how the CIA can exist in 1938.


External Links

  • Big Finish Invaders from Mars page
  • Doctor Who Reference Guide - Detailed Synopsis - Invaders from Mars
  • The Discontinuity Guide Invaders from Mars page

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