In 1993 and 1994, two BBC radio plays were produced for ''Series/DoctorWho'', starring the Third Doctor, TheBrigadier and Sarah Jane Smith. Joining team TARDIS in both stories is a new character named Jeremy Fitzoliver, Sarah Jane's ditzy coworker.
The first episode, "Radio/TheParadiseOfDeath", sees UNIT investigating a theme park which seems to have actual alien monsters on display. The plot eventually takes the gang to an alien world where a single source of food and energy has plunged its population into apathy. BreadAndCircuses and VirtualReality (and combinations of the two) have replaced all entertainment, and the Doctor has some very nasty suspicions as to where the fertiliser for the universal food source comes from. Team TARDIS joins up with LaResistance to liberate the planet and overthrow the MegaCorp The episode takes place after [[Recap/DoctorWhoS11E1TheTimeWarrior "The Time Warrior"]].
The second story, "The Ghosts Of N-Space", takes the Doctor and his companions to Italy, where a mad monk has been causing trouble for centuries. TheBrigadier's Italian uncle (well, cousin -- well, something a few times removed) helps the gang fight demons of a scientific purgatory equivalent while the Doctor and Sarah dash through different time periods. It takes place after [[Recap/DoctorWhoS11E3DeathToTheDaleks "Death To The Daleks"]].
Both episodes were novelised by their author. A third episode was planned, but cancelled due to Creator/JonPertwee's ActorExistenceFailure. However, a short story (recorded in 1974) with the title "Glorious Goodwood" does exist, which is ten minutes long -- and was kept hidden in the BBC archives until 2005.
Jeremy Fitzoliver returned in many Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse prose stories.
* AsideComment: Generally averted, but Sarah Jane has one very noticable moment.
* AvoidTheDreadedGRating: While posing as a page boy, Sarah Jane briefly gets mistaken for the Doctor's catamite. She's not amused.
* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: Apparently, Creator/HieronymusBosch' paintings look ''exactly'' like N-Space, and the Doctor realises that Bosch must have visited the place.
* BoundAndGagged: Sarah Jane, for a while, in ''The Paradise Of Death''.
* BreadAndCircuses: The VirtualReality allows the citizens of Holborough to experience the fights from the warriors' perspective. Dissidents are forced to fight for their friends' entertainment.
* ButtMonkey: Jeremy has it worse than most companions, with shades of Harry Sullivan.
* TheDitz: Jeremy.
* DoingInTheWizard: The Doctor spends a lot of time in "The Ghosts Of N-Space" explaining how ghosts are ''not'' magic.
* FixFic: "The Paradise Of Death" features the Doctor casually introducing Sarah Jane to the Brigadier. They were both in "The Time Warrior", but never met until the next episode.
* GiantFlyer: LaResistance flies on giant space bats.
* HotterAndSexier: The episodes have just slightly more sexual references than in the classic series, but nothing out of bounds for its timeslot.
* [[spoiler: HumanResources]]: The fertiliser in "The Paradise Of Death" is [[spoiler: people]].
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: Sarah Jane gets kidnapped by an alien who wants to torture her, kiss her, and see what could break her.
* TheLoad: Jeremy in the first story. He reveals his excellent sniping skills in the second one (which he picked up shooting for pink teddy bears at fun fairs), though.
* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: The Doctor survives a fall by relaxing his bones.
* PaintingTheMedium: Since only one person at a time can go into the VirtualReality machines, the characters have to describe to each other what they're seeing. This includes the entire final battle of "The Paradise Of Death", in which the Doctor is forced to be a gladiator in the BreadAndCircuses and Sarah Jane has to listen to the villain describing his experience of it through the VirtualReality's PsychicLink.
* SkinnyDipping: The Doctor fondly recalls [[HoYay going skinny dipping with his old teacher back on Gallifrey]].
* StepfordSmiler: The entire population of Holborough.
* SuddenlyEthnicity: TheBrigadier is one eighth Italian, seven eighths Scottish (a combination not all that uncommon or implausible. Perhaps the most relevant Italian Scot to ''Doctor Who'' would be... Creator/PeterCapaldi.)
* WakingUpAtTheMorgue: The Doctor, although he's not remotely scared.