On a brisk winter’s morning in 1850s Yorkshire, Cuthbert, head of the intergalactic business known as 'The Conglomerate' prepares to hijack a very special train.In the far future, his assistant, Mr Dorrick is awoken by howling alarms. There is a problem with the Quantum Gateway.In the TARDIS, the Doctor, Romana and K9 detect strange distortions in the Vortex, an energy stream coming from a strange creature called a Laan.The threads of a plan centuries in the making are coming together. But who is behind this plan? And can anyone possibly escape when history is against them?Note: The adventure continues in Doctor Who: Casualties of Time. Listeners may like to refer to the following releases for story and character background that will enhance the enjoyment of this release: The Sands of Life, War Against The Laan, The Dalek Contract and The Final Phase.Written By: Nicholas BriggsDirected By: Nicholas BriggsCastTom Baker (The Doctor), Lalla Ward (Romana), John Leeson (K9), David Warner (Cuthbert), Toby Hadoke (Mr Dorrick), David Troughton (Mr Edge), John Dorney (David Goddard/Oceanic Airforce Commander), Lisa Bowerman (Conglom-Net Computer/Oceanic Airforce Pilot) Jez Fielder (Neville Sanders/Drudger/Ecidien Cerebus Bird/Albert Chatterton/Salonu Prime), Jane Slavin (The Laan/Salonu). Other parts played by members of the cast.