The Zygon Who Fell to Earth (2008)

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The Zygon Who Fell to Earth

Cover Art: Grant Kempster


There are no monsters this time… are there?

Ten years later and Aunty Pat is in her prime. She’s snagged herself an ex rock star at the Kendal Folk Festival and now, in the brave new world of the early 1980s they manage together a snazzy hotel on the poetic and shingly shore of Lake Grasmere. However, still waters run deep and friends from the past are returning, intent on milking the old cash-cow…

This story takes place after the 1996 Doctor Who TV Movie and after the Big Finish audio adventure Grand Theft Cosmos.



The Zygon Who Fell to Earth was produced by Big Finish in 2007-2008. It was released via the publisher’s website rather than broadcast. It is Series 2, Episode 6 from the New Eighth Doctor Adventures.

Recording Date: 17 August 2007
Recording Location: The Moat Studios, London
Published: 30 June 2008
Publisher: Big Finish

The Zygon Who Fell to Earth Paul Magrs Barnaby Edwards Paul McGann
Sheridan Smith
Steven Pacey
Malcolm Stoddard
Tim Brooke-Taylor
Lynsey Hardwick
Katarina Olsson
The Doctor
Lucie Miller
Aunty Pat
approx 60 minutes
(1 disc)


LISTEN: Audio Sample

Featuring the song Falling Star sung by Steven Pacey with music by Tim Sutton and lyrics by Barnaby Edwards.

Text from Big Finish


Praise for Steven Pacey’s performance in The Zygon Who Fell to Earth:

“Best of all though is Trevor; he’s simply a revelation. On the face of it, the idea of a ‘nice’ Zygon is completely and utterly implausible in the same way that a ‘nice’ Dalek or a ‘nice’ Sontaran is, yet Magrs makes it work. Furthermore, through his wonderfully unassuming performance, Steven Pacey really makes the listener believe that Trevor really does want nothing more than to enjoy a quiet life married to Lucie’s Aunty Pat”

EG Wolverson, Doctor Who Reviews

“The audio guest stars Blake’s 7’s Steven Pacey in an unrecognisable role as Trevor, the eponymous creature”

Patrick Holm, Total Sci-Fi Online

“Steven Pacey easily brings across Trevor’s weariness and inner turmoil”

“Steven Pacey … is the highlight of the story for me, he plays a character here who is required to perform some sixties-style pop music and its eighties-style remix. Apparently Mr. Pacey does a lot of musical theatre, he did a great job as an actor and a singer.”

Amazon readers

“Steven Pacey is an inspired casting choice, though Blake’s 7 fans may have a hard time recognizing him through a heavy accent … When required, however, Pacey slips into the guttural rasping voice of a Zygon, effectively turning in two good performances for the price of one.”

Earl Green, The Logbook

“Steven Pacey of Blake’s 7 fame, sounding completely unrecognisable, so much so that I wouldn’t believe it was him playing the part until I had heard the cast list at the end of the episode.”

Adam Stone

“Steven Pacey in a very good performance”

Doctor Who World forum comments

“Trevor is as normal as can be (considering), Steven Pacey’s regional gasp underscoring his ordinary life, despite his extraordinary origins.”

Behind the Sofa BLOG

“It’s well acted by all concerned, especially Lynsey Hardwick and Steven Pacey, who get to cover the most emotional ground.”

The Patient Centurion BLOG

“Steven Pacey (Tarrant from Blake’s 7) is unrecognisable as Trevor throughout and does a good job with the script – and the singing”

The Medium is Not Enough TV BLOG

“The extras at the end of the CD reveal, among other things, that there’s more to guest star Steven Pacey (who plays Pat’s partner Trevor) than Tarrant on Blake’s 7. He also has a musical background, thus allowing him to perform the song “Falling Star” (composed by Tim Sutton with lyrics by director Barnaby Edwards).”

Sci-Fi Online

“It took me sometime to realise that playing Trevor is Blake’s 7 star Steven Pacey in a very good performance as the character.” and “Like Steven Pacey’s singing of Falling Star.”

Doctor Who World BLOG
Reviews Updated: 26 March, 2013

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