A Full Cast miniseries in a 3CD boxset. Starring John Barrowman as Captain Jack, Eve Myles as Gwen Cooper, Gareth David-Lloyd as Ianto Jones, Naoko Mori as Toshiko Sato and Burn Gorman as Owen Harper. Guest-starring Mac McDonald as Steve Ross and Arthur Darvill as Frank Layton.
The Church of the Outsiders believe that mankind must ascend to the stars in order to evolve. Dr Owen Harper believes that the Church is a dangerous cult that must be stopped. Captain Jack Harkness believes he may be the Church’s salvation… Why grab it? Whilst all the leads have starred in their own adventures for Big Finish, this is the first time all five of them have been brought together for a classic Torchwood tale. It’s a real ensemble piece, with each of member of the team given their moment to shine. With Guy Adams (More Than This, Outbreak) on writing duties, this 3CD box set could be one of the highlights of the year.
This First Doctor adventure on a double CD features Maureen O’Brien as Vicki, with Peter Purves as Steven Taylor and the Doctor.
The TARDIS lands on a planet caught in an endless winter. Despite the hostile conditions, life appears to be thriving – but when a friendly Dalek “ambassador” arrives in the city, the Doctor suspects that something stranger, and far more sinister, is going on… The latest batch of Early Adventures are taking a new direction, following one set of characters across four consecutive adventures, like a mini-season of ‘60s Doctor Who. Producer David Richardson describes Big Finish newcomer David K Barnes’ script as a new take on a Dalek story – no mean feat after so many years of terrorising the universe!
Two First Doctor audio adventures 5CD boxset, starring the cast of An Adventure in Space and Time – David Bradley as the First Doctor, Claudia Grant as Susan, Jemma Powell as Barbara and Jamie Glover as Ian.
The first of two 4-part adventures in this set, The Invention of Death, takes the travellers to one of the most alien worlds they have ever encountered. Then, the TARDIS journeys on to isolationist 19th century Japan in The Barbarians and the Samurai… This series provides a great opportunity to update the traditions of early Doctor Who, with John Dorney taking the usual First Doctor ‘strange alien planet’ story and adding a shot of hard science fiction, while Andrew Smith’s historical revisits the early series’ interest in depicting non-Western cultures, now populated with a full cast of actors of non-Western descent.
A Full Cast Audio Adventure on a single CD, starring Burn Gorman as Owen Harper and Gareth David-Lloyd as Ianto Jones.
Deep in the Welsh countryside, an alien signal calls an ancient battlefleet to Earth. Two Torchwood agents are sent to stop it, but while Ianto loves the outdoors, Owen is a far less happy camper…! The Torchwood range continues to mix things up, throwing the eager tea boy and the sarcastic medical officer together on a mission posing as campers. Written by Ianto himself, this setup should make good use of both David-Lloyd’s sharp sense of humour and his local knowledge of the Welsh countryside.
Jacob Dudman lends his considerable talents to this 4CD set, acting as narrator, the Eleventh Doctor and a host of other characters. He’s joined by familiar faces in Simon Fisher-Becker as Dorium Maldovar (A Good Man Goes to War) and Danny Horn as a young Kazran Sardick (A Christmas Carol).
Four new adventures for the Eleventh Doctor, each with a different companion. There’s the hunt for a killer fairytale with Amy, climbing to the top of a very strange giant tree with Kazran, the coming of an ancient force with Dorium and a case of history gone wrong with Clara – and Jane Austen…! This set showcases plenty of emerging writing talent that should bring something fresh to the Big Finish table. Chief vocal talent Jacob Dudman rose to internet stardom off the back of his Eleventh Doctor impressions on YouTube, and with Matt Smith still tied up in high profile acting projects this is likely the closest we will get to new full-on Eleventh Doctor Adventures for quite some time.
A Full Cast Audio Adventure on a single CD, starring Eve Myles as Gwen Cooper and Kai Owen as Rhys Williams.
Gwen and Rhys are escaping disaster in a hatchback. Driving through the night, they must keep their wits about them to survive. Lost, alone and afraid, can they truly trust each other…? A tense character piece with a tinge of horror, this bottle episode from Guy Adams (Made You Look, Moving Target) looks to push Gwen and Rhys’ relationship to the limit.
Michelle Ryan stars as Doctor Who’s answer to Lara Croft, Lady Christina de Souza, in this 5CD set. Amongst the guest cast are Jacqueline King as Sylvia Noble (Donna’s mum) and Christopher Ryan as Sontaran Grunt, while Warren Brown and Tracy Wiles make a crossover appearance as their UNIT characters.
Following her appearance in 2009’s Planet of the Dead and hot off the back of her recent turn in The Tenth Doctor Chronicles, this set sees Christina’s own series start with a bang, featuring a quartet of daring heists and thrilling adventures – including murder on the French Riviera, sinister skin products for the rich and famous, an international chase with intergalactic art thieves and a sect of Slitheen stalking Edinburgh Castle. The writing team, a mix of established and new Big Finish talent, have concocted a big brash riot of excitement, fun and adventure – drawing on everything from Ocean’s 8 to schlock horror, ‘70s disaster movies, classic Bond film Moonraker and even Fawlty Towers!
‘60s regulars Anneke Wills (Polly) and Frazer Hines (Jamie and the Second Doctor) are back to narrate this 4CD collection, joined by Elliot Chapman as Ben and Louise Jameson as Leela.
The Companion Chronicles range has become a platform for new talent at Big Finish, making it a good place to look for exciting new writers. This set of four new adventures includes an inspired meeting of the Doctor’s most warrior-like companions, as well as a Doctor Who take on Jurassic Park!
A Full Cast Audio Adventure on a single CD, starring Samuel Barnett as Norton Folgate and Tom Price as Sergeant Andy Davidson.
Strange things can be found on the streets of 1950s Soho: gangsters, alien artefacts, and a 21st century Welsh police officer are just the start of it… The comedic combination that made previous Torchwood adventure Ghost Mission a delight are reunited – Sergeant Andy playing the down-to-earth straight man opposite the morally ambiguous and camp-as-Christmas Norton. Writer James Goss has hit on the canny idea of inverting the premise of the previous Andy/Norton tale, bringing Andy to the ‘50s to act as Norton’s assessor. With Andy as a temporal fish out of water, this one has a flavour of ‘Torchwood does Life on Mars’.
Two Fifth Doctor Audio Adventures on a double CD starring Peter Davison, with Sarah Sutton as Nyssa and Nicholas Briggs as the Daleks.
In Alien Heart, the Doctor and Nyssa are separated on a world overrun by giant arachnids, whilst Nyssa finds herself an unlikely ally of the Doctor’s deadliest foes in Dalek Soul… This is the first in a trilogy of double-bills, starring each of the ‘80s Doctors. With each individual adventure coming from a different writer and a strong sense of contrast from tale to tale, this trilogy promises to be an excellent showcase of the variety of storytelling that Big Finish can turn their hand to.
A Sixth Doctor Audio Adventure on a double CD starring Colin Baker, with George Sear as Mathew Sharpe.
An old derelict spaceship is undergoing renovations funded by its new owner. It’s all going smoothly until a murder happens. The Doctor soon deduces that the bionic worker drones have been reprogrammed to kill, but the repercussions of his discovery threaten to cause catastrophe on a universal scale… Big Finish has bestowed the Sixth Doctor with many new companions, but Mathew is unusual not only because he is a spacefaring young man (harking back to the sort of companion we haven’t seen since Steven Taylor), but also because he was announced with surprisingly little fanfare, suggesting that he may not be all that he seems…
A Full Cast Audio Adventure on a single CD, starring Naoko Mori as Toshiko Sato.
Think of all the people who annoy you in life. The irritants, the frustration artists and the nagging little so-and-sos that make life difficult. Imagine you could silence them just by thinking. Would you do it…? It’s something different from the Torchwood range, with heavy-hitting writers David Llewellyn (Uncanny Valley), James Goss (Corpse Day) and Jonathan Morris (Doctor Who: Static) collaborating on a single script. The play’s themes of power and temptation should make for some good material for the insecure and often overlooked Tosh.
A Sixth Doctor Audio Adventure on a double CD starring Colin Baker, guest starring James MacCallum as Isambard Kingdom Brunel and and Christopher Fairbank as Marc Brunel.
Excavation is underway for the Thames Tunnel, the first ever tunnel dug beneath a river. The Brunels, the engineers responsible for the project, are set to make history. If only the rumours of the tunnel being haunted would go away… Having already written some acclaimed sci-fi tales in The Memory Bank and The Middle, fledgling writer Chris Chapman now turns his hand to a celebrity historical, mixing the scientific with the supernatural. The Regency England setting should provide an evocative atmosphere for this tale of ghosts and dark tunnels.
It’s back to the glory days of Torchwood London, led by Yvonne Hartman (Tracy-Ann Oberman) with the invaluable aid of her personal assistant, Ianto Jones (Gareth David-Lloyd). Joining the cast are the likes of Adjoa Andoh (best known as Martha Jones’ mum, Francine), Daniel Anthony (best known as Clyde Langer from The Sarah Jane Adventures) and WOTAN.
Three new adventures set before the Battle of Canary Wharf, united by the theme of machine technology. The Mayor of London has a new law enforcement initiative, a regular London office is about to experience a Torchwood-sized disruption and there’s a new boy in town by the name of Ianto Jones… This 3CD set takes ‘office life with aliens’ as its premise, serving up an updated WOTAN for the age of pervasive surveillance – the War Machines are now Law Machines – as well as Ianto’s first encounter with Torchwood, written by Gareth David-Lloyd himself!
A Sixth Doctor Audio Adventure on a double CD starring Colin Baker, with Blake Harrison as Daniel Hopkins, Russ Bain as Lewis Price and David Banks as the Cyber Leader.
UNIT summons the Doctor to London, the deserted capital of a nation gripped by an extreme drought – a drought with a suspected extraterrestrial cause. The Cybermen have been waiting, and it seems that their hour has come… Whilst Big Finish have told plenty of new Cybermen tales, this is the first time they’ve used the talents of bona fide ‘80s Cybermen stalwarts David Banks and Mark Hardy. This story is also a sequel to Fifth Doctor adventure The Helliax Rift, revisiting some key characters and showing them in a different light.
A Full Cast Audio Adventure on a single CD, starring Murray Melvin as Bilis Manger – the time travelling villain who originally appeared at the climax of the first series of Torchwood.
Bilis Manger, former caretaker and antiques dealer, is now the manager of the Traveller’s Hault hotel. But what has brought him to the hotel? And what horrors await the establishment’s unfortunate guests…? This dark, eerie and claustrophobic piece is a chance to peel back some of the layers of Torchwood’s most enigmatic villain and see what makes him tick. It’s also a chance to see what he is capable of when Torchwood aren’t around to stop him!
Kate Stewart (Jemma Redgrave), and Osgood (Ingird Oliver) lead the UNIT team into battle against the Cybermen (Nicholas Briggs) when the Master (Derek Jacobi) unexpectedly arrives – but whose side is he on?
A secret network of alien tech collectors, a virtual reality programme with sinister origins and an enemy that will cross the divide between universes just to conquer more worlds. It’s UNIT at its gritty best…! UNIT and the Master have history. Having Kate and Osgood meet another incarnation of the nefarious Time Lord should provide some juicy material, especially with the hints that they form an uneasy alliance. Throw in a deadly Cyber army and this 5CD box set could be one of the strongest spin-off offerings of the year.
A Seventh Doctor Audio Adventure on a double CD starring Sylvester McCoy, with Sophie Aldred as Ace and Bonnie Langford as Mel.
On a visit to Berlin in 1961, the Doctor senses that something isn’t right. A trip to 21st century confirms his suspicions – the timelines have been altered, and it’s up to the Doctor and Mel to put things right. But with Ace trapped in the past, they must choose between losing their friend and condemning the world to a blood-soaked tyranny… Writer Una McCormack (The Ninth Doctor Chronicles) draws on the spy fiction of John Le Carre to craft a gritty and tense thriller. Mashing this up with the early days of space travel and some time-bending drama gives this Cold War-flavoured story a Doctor Who twist.
Master impressionist and YouTube star Jacob Dudman both narrates these four adventures and gives a staggeringly good performance as the Tenth Doctor. Joining him are Jacqueline King as Sylvia Noble (aka Donna’s Mum) and Michelle Ryan returning to the role of Lady Christina de Souza!
Four new stories from throughout the Tenth Doctor’s life – there’s a rematch with the Slitheen alongside Rose, a twisty-turny time caper with Martha, strange goings on at a nursing home with Sylvia and an attempt to rescue endangered species leading to an unlikely reunion with Christina… If you’ve been hungry for more audio adventures with the Tenth Doctor then wait no further. The chronicle format is a great way to tell new stories with popular characters without having to rely on the availability of a specific actor. By all accounts, Jacob Dudman is a perfect fit, stepping effortlessly into the snazzy sneakers and pinstripe suit of the Tenth Doctor.
A Seventh Doctor Audio Adventure on a double CD starring Sylvester McCoy, with Sophie Aldred as Ace and Bonnie Langford as Mel.
A tower block taken out of time, a haunted alien landscape locked in perpetual night, and a powerful being picking off members of the TARDIS crew one by one… It’s a change of tone for the Seventh Doctor and co, this tale opting for an urban horror feel that should push the regulars to the limit. With seasoned horror writer Mark Morris on board (House of Blue Fire) and the impressive Jamie Anderson (Static) in the director’s chair, we can expect something dark, ominous and atmospheric.