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The Forever Trap
Series: Doctor Who -
BBC Tenth Doctor Adventures
Release Number: 2
Doctor: Tenth Doctor
Companions: Donna Noble
Writer: Dan Abnett
Director: uncredited
Music and Post Production: Kate Thomas
Publisher: BBC Audio
Release Date: 9th October 2008
Format: 2 CDs
Prod. Code: na
ISBN: ISBN 978-1-408-40678-6
Previous Story: Pest Control
Following Story: The Nemonite Invasion

The Forever Trap is a made-for-audio Tenth Doctor story, written by Dan Abnett and produced for BBC Audio, with a release occurring in October of 2008.

Read by Catherine Tate, the story is released under the same format as the BBC Books Tenth Doctor Adventures book series and their associated audio book adaptations, but was released exclusively to audio. It is the second of its kind following Pest Control.


Publisher's Summary

The Doctor and Donna are imprisoned on the Edifice - and become neighbours to a terrifying assortment of aliens. When the TARDIS is invaded by a holographic marketing scam, the Doctor and Donna find themselves trapped on the Edifice, a purpose-built complex of luxury apartments in space. Their new environs leave much to be desired: millions of beings from across the Universe have been gathered to live side by side in similar apartments. Instead of creating neighbourly affection, it's led to terrible battles being waged in the corridors and on the stairwells. The Doctor and Donna must cross the paths of deadly alien mobs as they search for the Edifice's ultimate authority. Who - or what - lies at the heart of the incredible complex? What destructive scourge is eating away at the Edifice itself? And are the Doctor and Donna trapped forever in this living hell?


  • Donna knows of the Sontarans, placing this story after the events of DW: The Doctor's Daughter, and prior to the events of Turn Left.
  • When the Doctor gives Donna a paper bag to help stop her hyperventilating during a panic attack, she notes it smells of Jelly Babies. Later, when Donna suggests throwing up among other things a scarf, the Doctor angrily retorts that he has no scarf. Both are references to the Fourth Doctor.



  • The running joke involving the Doctor and Donna reiterating that they aren't a couple appears again.

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