Note: Also available as a webcast on the BBC Doctor Who site.
On a planet known only as Chronos, two scientific survey teams have vanished. Inexplicably. Without warning. But with just one clue supplied — a singled screamed word: “Cybermen!"
The University they worked for has called in the Earth security forces who despatch a third team, a mix of military and scientific might, under the auspicies of a University Administrator. If that kind of volatile grouping isn’t bad enough, three strangers have been added to the mix — a young human expert in Cybermen and a mysterious traveller in space and time, the Doctor along with his companion, Dr Evelyn Smythe.
But can they solve the riddle of the vanished survey teams before the Cybermen harness Chronos’ unique temporal gifts and rewrite the history of the galaxy?
Originally broadcast on BBC Interactive’s Doctor Who website bbc.co.uk/cult/doctorwho between 2nd August and 6th September 2000, Real Time is the first collaboration between BBCi and Big Finish Productions Ltd, who have been producing original Doctor Who audio drama under licence from BBC Worldwide since 1999. This special CD release contains extra scenes as well as an exclusive full-length behind-the-scenes “Making of” documentary.