Tom Baker and Louise Jameson are back as the Fourth Doctor and Leela, with guest performances from Dan Starkey (best known for playing Strax), Sophia Myles (Spooks, Doctor Who: The Girl in the Fireplace), Gabriel Woolf (Doctor Who: Pyramids of Mars) and many more.
The TARDIS journeys to a twisted caricature of the city of London, a 1970s hotel where the laws of time are being distorted and a planet of social media addicts where the Doctor is public enemy number one… This 4CD set has plenty to offer for fans of the classic ‘70s TARDIS team, with a double dose of surreal adventures – Justin Richards scripting a grotesque version of 1984 and Dan Starkey writing a Doctor Who take on the Hotel California – and an epic two-part conclusion to the series featuring a deadly encounter with old foe Sutekh the Destroyer.
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.
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.
Tom Baker (the Fourth Doctor), John Leeson (K-9) and Jane Slavin (new companion Ann Kelso) lead an impressive cast across four new adventures, including Mummy on the Orient Express’ Frank Skinner, Blake’s 7 alum Glynis Barber and Da Vinci’s Demons star Blake Ritson.
Uniformed police officer Ann Kelso is working her beat on the streets of London when she runs smack into an otherworldly man known as the Doctor. Together with the Doctor’s decidedly metallic dog K-9, they will encounter one of the founding mothers of computer science, visit a private zoo full of the most frightening predators in the galaxy, and begin to uncover a conspiracy that stretches deep into the Doctor’s past… After several seasons of playing it safe by sticking to TV companions, it’s time for a new dynamic in the Fourth Doctor’s TARDIS: enter Big Finish’s own creation, Ann Kelso. While previous series tended to consist of mostly standalone adventures, this new series incorporates an ongoing story arc – another sign that the Fourth Doctor range is moving on from pure nostalgia to something more ambitious.
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!
Following on from Vol 1, the plot thickens for the Fourth Doctor, Ann and K-9. Guest stars for this 4CD set include Gethin Anthony (Game of Thrones), Carolyn Seymour (Survivors) and Ronan Vibert (Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell).
The Syndicate’s plans are moving forward, and it is up to the Doctor and his friends to uncover the truth behind a deadly conspiracy that spans the vast reaches of space… Following the explosive cliffhanger at the end of Volume 1, the Syndicate story arc reaches a thrilling climax here, with plenty of suspense, action and surprising revelations. There’s even an homage to James Bond!
Four full-cast Blake’s 7 adventures set during the TV series’ third season, starring Paul Darrow as Avon, Michael Keating as Vila, Jan Chappell as Cally, Steven Pacey as Del Tarrant and Yasmin Bannerman as Dayna.
Damaged beyond repair, the Liberator is hurtling out of control. With Zen down, Avon injured and Tarrant losing his mind, what can the crew hope to achieve in the time they have left?
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!
This 5CD boxset sees the Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker) make new friends in the form of Roman robot Vesuvius (Toby Longworth) and plucky schoolgirl Sharon Davies (Rhianne Starbuck).
Two four-part adventures adapted from classic comic strips originally published in Doctor Who Weekly. In The Iron Legion, the Doctor becomes a fugitive in a parallel world ruled by a steampunk Roman Empire, while The Star Beast has the Doctor encounter a pair of suburban schoolchildren who have taken in a shipwrecked alien: a cute, fuzzy alien who couldn’t possibly be one of the most evil criminals in the known universe… At a time when Doctor Who outside of television was scarce, the writers of the comic dared to take Doctor Who as we know it and make is a little bit stranger, broadening the possibilities of what could be done. These audio dramatisations, adapted by experienced comics and audio writer Alan Barnes, flesh these stories out to allow the narrative to breathe and the characters to have more depth, whilst also staying faithful to the distinctive tone of the source material.
Torchwood has been reborn. Its members are Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman), Mr Colchester (Paul Clayton), Ng (Alexandria Riley), Orr (Samantha Beart) and Tyler Steele (Jonny Green), all under the command of Yvonne Hartman (Tracy-Ann Oberman).
Present-day Cardiff is a city infiltrated by aliens. They have come to escape the wrath of their god, only now it seems that God is catching up with them. Darkness descends upon Cardiff. The entire city falls asleep. Torchwood faces one of its toughest days. One man could destroy them all. Torchwood Series 6 begins here… Hot on the heels of the much lauded Torchwood: Aliens Among Us series, James Goss and Scott Handcock continue in their respective roles of producer and script editor/director. Together with a talented pool of writers (including award-winning Doctor Who scribe John Dorney), this creative team could be on to a surefire hit with this 4CD set.
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…
Torchwood Series 6 continues in this 4CD set, featuring the audio team of Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman), Yvonne Hartman (Tracy-Ann Oberman), Mr Colchester (Paul Clayton), Ng (Alexandria Riley) and Tyler Steele (Jonny Green). They are assisted by the ever-reliable Sergeant Andy (Tom Price) as well the temporally displaced ‘50s Torchwood agent Norton Folgate (Samuel Barnett).
God lives in Cardiff, but the city is on a course for disaster. A new scheme targets the city’s most vulnerable citizens, a plane carrying dangerous cargo turns up decades after it disappeared, and some of the Torchwood team just aren’t feeling themselves… The latest series of Torchwood continues to escalate, with a diversity of storylines in this set – there’s the delicious prospect of a body-swapping episode at one end of the spectrum, and the examination of real-world social issues with a Torchwood twist at the other. With a mix of new writers (Lou Morgan, Ash Darby) and established Torchwood authors (Tim Foley, David Llewellyn) on duty, Torchwood should continue to be one of the most exciting ranges produced by Big Finish today.
Georgia Tennant (nee Moffett) returns as Jenny, the progenated semi-clone offspring of the Tenth Doctor in this 5CD boxset. On her new journeys she picks up her own companion (Harry Potter’s Sean Biggerstaff) and faces the likes of amphibious arms dealer Garundel (Stuart Milligan) and new series favourites the Ood (Silas Carson).
Con jobs, revolutions, the depths of suburbia and strange goings on in space – it’s a big universe out there, and Jenny is ready to explore it… The creative team behind this new spinoff (led by Tenth Doctor Adventures writer Matt Fitton) have set out to make a series full of fun and excitement, making the best of Georgia’s own natural sense of humour. This 5CD set promises to take the naive youngster we saw in The Doctor’s Daughter and develop her into a witty, clever and charismatic adventurer – every inch her father’s daughter.
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 Eve Myles as Gwen Cooper.
Many years ago, something unspeakable happened at Fetch Priory. And now, a production crew have arrived at the place where it all happened, shooting a cheap and nasty horror film based on the events of that terrible time. But when the crew discover that the horrors of the past have intruded on the present, it’s up to one of the cast – secretly a Torchwood agent – to stop the manifestation of Death itself… Producer James Goss and director/script editor Scott Handcock have hit on a canny idea, importing some familiar Doctor Who monsters into Torchwood, where they stand to benefit from the strong characterisation, adult tone and moral complexity that typify the range. Launching with the Fendahl – an underexplored classic series monster with loads of potential for cosmic horror – is a brilliant move and writer Tim Foley (other credits?) should provide plenty of chills.
Two First Doctor audio adventures in a 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 Seventh Doctor Audio Adventure on a double CD starring Sylvester McCoy, with Sophie Aldred as Ace, Bonnie Langford as Mel, and Sean Carslen as Narvin.
As one of the most successful businessmen of all time, Josiah W. Dogbolter owns a lot of things. He owns a Quantum Possibility Engine, a device that could make life wonderful for everybody or tear the universe apart. He’s the new President of the Solar System, so he basically owns a galaxy. He’s also the new owner of a Type 40 TARDIS… This adventure injects a sense of fun into the travels of the Seventh Doctor, Ace and Mel. Writer Guy Adams (The Tenth Doctor Adventures: Sword of the Chevalier) delivers a comedy of galactic proportions full of larger-than-life characters but with the hint of something sinister lurking underneath.
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 Seventh Doctor Audio Adventure on a double CD starring Sylvester McCoy, with Tracey Childs as Elizabeth Klein, Blake Harrison as Daniel Hopkins and Russ Bain as Lewis Price.
It’s no happy reunion when the Doctor crosses paths with UNIT, as demands to end the secrecy of the organisation have brought it to the point of crisis. Somehow, the future of UNIT is tied to events that took place many years ago at a place called Warlock’s Cross… This release sees the return of the multifaceted and morally complex Klein: a brilliant scientist who has a chequered history with the Doctor. Written by Klein’s creator, Steve Lyons, this tale also functions as the final instalment in a trilogy of UNIT adventures, and should see the storylines concerning the characters of Price and Hopkins conclude in a dramatic fashion.
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!