The Apocalypse Element
Big Finish Productions audio drama
SeriesDoctor Who
Release no.11
FeaturingSixth Doctor
Evelyn Smythe
Written byStephen Cole
Directed byNicholas Briggs
Produced byGary Russell
Jason Haigh-Ellery
Executive producer(s)Jacqueline Rayner
Production code7CC
Length2 hrs
Release dateAugust 2000
Preceded byWinter for the Adept
Followed byThe Fires of Vulcan

The Apocalypse Element is a Big Finish Productions audio drama based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It forms the second serial in the Dalek Empire arc, following on from events in The Genocide Machine. The arc continues in The Mutant Phase and concludes in The Time of the Daleks.


At a conference on Archetryx between major temporal powers, the Sixth Doctor and Evelyn discover that Romana has been missing for twenty years and that the Daleks' newest weapon — the Apocalypse Element — threatens not only the Time Lords but the entire galaxy.