The infamous body snatchers William Burke and William Hare are at large. The local prostitutes dull their fear with cheap whisky. The graveyard owls are hooting. Business is good.
When accidental tourists the Doctor and Evelyn Smythe stumble upon one of Britain's most lurid, illuminating chapters in history, a simple case of interest in the work of dedicated man of science Doctor Robert Knox, quickly turns sour.
Just what is that time bending Scots mist? What ever it is may put the very fabric of the universe under threat.
This story takes place between "The Trial of a Time Lord" and "Time and the Rani".
The 2004 Dr Who Magazine Awards:
Doctor Who Audios: 3rd Medicinal Purposes by Robert Ross
Best Writer: 8th Robert Ross
Best Actor: 2nd Colin Baker, 4th Leslie Phillips and 6th David Tennant.
Best Actress: 2nd Maggie Stables
Best Cover: 1st Medicinal Purposes designed by Lee Binding.
Writer: Robert Ross
Director: Gary Russell
Starring: Colin Baker as the Doctor and Maggie Stables as Evelyn Smythe
Release Date: August 2004
Recorded: 18 & 19 March 2004
Sound Design & Music: David Darlington
Production Code: 7CL
The Doctor - Colin Baker
Evelyn Smythe - Maggie Stables
Doctor Robert Knox - Leslie Phillips
Daft Jamie - David Tennant
Mary Patterson - Glenna Morrison
William Burke - Kevin O'Leary
Billy Hare - Tom Farrelly
Old Woman - Janie Booth