[[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho032TheTimeOfTheDaleks With the Daleks trapped in a time bubble]], the Eighth Doctor fully expects that they'll stew for a few hundred years until Romana, now Lady President of Gallifrey, takes pity on them. He also decides that he really needs to talk to Romana about the whole Charley being a paradox thing and time falling apart. So he happily congratulates Charley on her birthday, which by all logic must have happened at some point during their travels, and he tells her he'll just drop her off on a party planet in a pocket universe for about a year until he's sorted stuff out.

Charley won't have it, of course, and calls him a fancy space PeterPan who lifts young girls from their regular lives and doesn't think of the consequences. But her opinion hardly counts either way when she's captured by a group of Gallifreyans of the [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho001TheSirensOfTime Celestial Intervention Agency (C.I.A.)]] and taken before Romana. They figure out that although Charley is pretty much a nobody, and although the Doctor rescues people all the time from certain death, [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho016StormWarning Charley's rescue]] set off a freak chain reaction in the web of time. This had let to "anti-time" bleeding through, and "[[PeterPan the boys and girls of Never-Never-Land]]" invading Gallifrey.

It turns out that these "never-people" were all literally erased from time and put in the Oubliette of Rassilon by the C.I.A.'s old Policy of Rassilon. And since no one remembered them, no one in the C.I.A. realised that they were deleting hundreds of people every year, let alone that this is still ongoing. One of them found out and, wrecked by guilt, confessed and ended up being erased herself. She's now taken on Charley's form as a tribute to this interesting new paradox, and [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho030SeasonsOfFear feeds on time and time anomalies]].

The never-people want to bring anti-time into proper time and see Charley as a very convenient way to bring that about. They brainwash the C.I.A. members and spout religious chants about Rassilon. The Doctor believes that the purported Casket of Rassilon in anti-time is, in fact, just a big ball of anti-time unrelated to Rassilon in any way (after all, [[Recap/DoctorWho20thASTheFiveDoctors he's seen Rassilon's resting place and met the guy]], and he was doing just fine). The connected legends about [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho030SeasonsOfFear Zagreus]] all over the universe must also just be a ruse. Without any truth at its mythical core. Because Zagreus can't be real. And Zagreus certainly can't be in the casket, can't be anti-time itself. But...

-> Zagreus sits inside your head,
-> Zagreus lives among the dead,
-> Zagreus sees you in your bed,
-> And eats you when you're sleeping.

-> Zagreus waits at the end of the world,
-> For Zagreus is the end of the world,
-> His time is the end of time,
-> And his moment Time's undoing.

When time starts looping in on itself, Charley gives the Doctor her grand [[AnguishedDeclarationOfLove Anguished Declaration Of Love]] and begs him to just kill her. He throws an [[AnguishedDeclarationOfLove Anguished Declaration Of Love]] right back at her and refuses to kill her, instead rushing back into his TARDIS for a last-minute escape plan. He's interrupted by Rassilon himself, who freezes time just to give the Doctor his Fanboy Squee of Rassilon. [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho030SeasonsOfFear The Doctor tells him everything that's been happening.]] With [[spoiler: Rassilon's]] blessing, he then materialises his TARDIS around all of the anti-time, [[spoiler: causing it to implode on itself and incorporate Charley's entire time warping into the regular timeline proper. He fully expects to die and to sacrifice the life of the TARDIS as well... without asking her. But they both live]], and web of time is healed. It's scarred with inconsistencies, but stable. Charley's existence is no longer a cause for time warping, because the new web of time now can't have existed without Charley's existence. A proper paradox.

Rassilon takes a moment to give Romana his blessing as well, and Charley finds the Doctor inside the TARDIS. [[spoiler: He's growling and snarling at her, approaches her, begs her to stay away, and hits her in the face. When the anti-time imploded, he was at the centre of the impact, and something has leaked through into his mind and turned him into a magnificently LargeHam... '''[[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho050Zagreus Zagreus]]''']].

!Tropes
* AllMythsAreTrue: Discussed.
* AnotherDimension: Anti-Time.
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove
* ApocalypseMaiden: Charley.
* ArcWelding: This adventure pulls together every single Eight episode, ''plus'' a couple from Five, Six and Seven.
* BadFuture
* BiggerOnTheInside: Not exclusively the Doctor's [[ExactWords TARDIS either]]..
* BigShutUp: '''QUIET'''
* BlatantLies: As we find out in the next episode, [[spoiler: everything Rassilon says.]]
* TheBusCameBack: Romana's back and here to stay!
** Vansel, from The Apocalypse Element, is back as well.
* CallBack: The adventure starts off with a narration about the crashing [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho016StormWarning R101]], [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho030SeasonsOfFear the fast return switch]] and the [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho031EmbraceTheDarkness fleet of TARDIS]].
** Romana potentially letting the Daleks out, but maybe only after [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho011TheApocalypseElement 20 years]].
* CliffHanger: One that wouldn't be resolved [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho050Zagreus for a year and a half]]!
* ClothingDamage: Eight suffers some more, this time by heavy rain. No. ''Literally'' heavy rain.
* ContinuityNod: [[Recap/DoctorWhoS23E4TheUltimateFoe The Matrix]] returns.
* TheCorruption: Anti-Time.
* CreativeSterility: Vansel thinks this is what's happening to the Time Lords (He's right, but even a broken clock...)
* [[spoiler: DerelictGraveyard]]: The planetoid.
* DeusExMachina: Rassilon.
* DevelopmentGag: Much of the story was taken from planned-but-veto'd bits of the ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'' comic "The Final Chapter", which Alan Barnes had written years previously.
* DisneyDeath
* DoomMagnet: The Doctor's tendency to be this is pointed out.
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Or unsuicide.]]
* EldritchAbomination
* EldritchLocation: The dimension of Anti-Time.
* EmbarrassingNickname: Toastrack, Nosebone.
* [[spoiler: EvilIsHammy]]: [[spoiler: Many have suggested that the trope should be renamed Face Ham Turn in Creator/PaulMcGann's honor.]]
* ExactTimeToFailure: [[spoiler: When the Casket is initializing it's final dematerialization, the Doctor superimposes his TARDIS over the timeship. Causing the countdown to become one for selfdestruction.]]
* FailedASpotCheck: The Doctor manages to describe how a battle TARDIS fires Time Torpedoes, ''as it's firing Time Torpedoes'' and can't believe they actually shot him.
* FateWorseThanDeath: [[spoiler: The Unpeople are echoes of Gallifreyans erased from time by execution.]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Zagreus.
* GoodCopBadCop: Namedropped by the Doctor.
* GossipEvolution: [[spoiler: Zagreus]]
** [[spoiler: At first]].
* GroundhogDayLoop: There's a brief one that loops thrice, which clues Charley in on the fact that she could save time by killing herself. This idea was later used in the TV show proper, in the episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E8FathersDay "Father's Day"]].
* HeroicSacrifice: Charley and the Doctor both really want to make one.
** [[spoiler: Vansel does one when he shakes off the MindControl]].
* [[HoldYourHippogriffs Hold Your Metatoads]]
* {{Hologram}}
* [[spoiler: [[HumanPopsicle Time Lord Popsicle]]]]
* IronicEcho
* MacGuffinGirl: Charley's been turned into one.
* ManChild: Charley uses PeterPan to describe the Doctor as a "boy who never grew up".
* MessianicArchetype: The Doctor is Jesus and Rassilon is God, and that's just ''barely'' speaking metaphorically.
** The next episode, "Zagreus", reveals that [[spoiler: Rassilon was lying through his teeth.]]
* MindControl: [[spoiler: The casket]]
* MindScrew: One of the most confusing episodes in all of ''Series/DoctorWho''.
* NecessarilyEvil: In a vision in the Matrix, the Dalek Emperor pleads to the Time Lords to release them because their "continuity" needed the Daleks' existence.
* NotSoDifferent: The Daleks from the Time Lords.
* ObstructiveBureaucrat: The Doctor once again refers to the Timelords as red tape embracers.
* [[spoiler: OurGhostsAreDifferent]]
* PapaWolf: The Doctor towards Charley.
* PatientZero: Charley's suspected of being a carrier of "Anti-Time".
* PostHumousCharacter: The Daleks are considered dead, [[NegativeSpaceWedgie or as good as]], but fill an important role in the story.
* RetGone: The Never-people.
* SarcasticClapping: The Doctor, at one point.
* SealedEvilInADuel: [[spoiler: Zagreus and Rassilon]].
* SequelEpisode: Picks up directly where The Time of the Daleks left off.
* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: The Doctor fears the Timelords are planning to plant Charley back onto the R101 to have time take it's course.
* {{Squee}}: Rassilon ''likes'' the Doctor.
* StageWhisper
* TechnoBabble: A good half of the episode. The Doctor and Romana also engage in some quick {{Improv}} TechnoBabble while desparately bluffing their enemies.
* TemporalParadox: Charley's death still 'causes a NegativeSpaceWedgie.
* [[spoiler: ThatManIsDead]]: The Doctor
* TimeStandsStill: When [[spoiler: the REAL Rassilon confronts the Doctor in the TARDIS]].
* TimeyWimeyBall
* TheVirus: Anti-Time.
* WaitHere: The Doctor puts an awful lot of effort into getting Charley out of harm's way at the beginning, but she's got less than no interest in it.
* WholePlotReference: To ''PeterPan''. Lampshaded all over the episode.
* WouldHitAGirl: Zagreus.