Doctor Who Redacted, the BBC Sounds audio-drama set in the world of Doctor Who, is reportedly set to return for a second outing later this year. BBC Sounds declined to comment when approached with this report by TV Zone.
Doctor Who: Redacted was scripted by bestselling author Juno Dawson, alongside a host of new and experienced writing talent, with a strong emphasis on diversity and regionality. The audio drama primarily explores the relationships between ordinary people unknowingly immersed in the Doctor Who universe.
The first series was comprised of ten parts and featured guest appearances from the then-current Doctor Jodie Whittaker. The series entangles past and current storylines, cameos from the Doctor’s friends and allies, as well as appearances from some familiar monsters and aliens.
Series 1 of Doctor Who: Redacted followed Cleo, Abby and Shawna - three broke university drop-outs from different cities across the UK who remain connected via their paranormal conspiracy podcast, The Blue Box Files.
The trio speculate over Abby’s favourite conspiracy theory, intent on finding out the truth behind the mysterious Blue Box that keeps cropping up across history. What if this random police public call box was actually an alien ship?
They don’t know who the Doctor is, or if aliens are real, but soon find themselves caught in a supernatural conspiracy as they learn that everyone who’s ever met the Doctor is disappearing and being forgotten. Essentially, they’re being redacted from reality.
The Blue Box Files is so unsuccessful that our heroes are the last ones to be effected by the redaction, making Cleo, Abby and Shawna the world’s only hope. Now it’s a race against time to uncover the truth.
Doctor Who Redacted is available now on BBC Sounds.