All of the Second Doctor’s TV companions take turns telling tales in this 4CD collection, with Jamie (Frazer Hines), Polly (Anneke Wills), Victoria (Deborah Watling) and Zoe (Wendy Padbury) joined by Big Finish’s take on Ben Jackson (Elliot Chapman).
An awesome foursome of tales for the Second Doctor and his friends, including a 1920s ghost story, a sci-fi mystery, an apocalyptic adventure and the staple of the era: the base under siege! This collection is based around pivotal moments during Jamie’s time with the Doctor – the focus on this Doctor’s most constant companion should make a fitting tribute to an era that began 50 years ago.
A Full Cast Audio Adventure on a single CD starring Gareth David-Lloyd as Ianto Jones.
There are stories about a strange empty office building in Cardiff. An office with flickering lights and faces pressed against the glass. An office that calls out for one Ianto Jones… Ianto is typically vulnerable when under pressure, so putting him through a spookfest provides some interesting character material. Sublime scribe James Goss has no trouble capturing Ianto’s voice, having already penned the critically acclaimed Fall To Earth.
A Tenth Doctor Audio Adventure on a single CD starring David Tennant, with Catherine Tate as Donna and guest-starring Terry Molloy and Dan Starkey.
On the lawless spaceport of Calibris, an octopus-like gangster wants to get his tentacles on one of the most horrific weapons ever devised: the Time Reaver… Writer Jenny Colgan has already distinguished herself as a smart, distinctive voice in Doctor Who fiction, having previously penned adventures for both River Song and the Tenth Doctor. Her style meeting the dynamic performances of Tennant and Tate is electrifying.
Two Seventh Doctor Audio Adventures on a double CD starring Sylvester McCoy, with Sophie Aldred as Ace and Philip Olivier as Hex.
The TARDIS takes a trip to a world that specialises in an unusual form of therapy in Shadow Planet, before bringing the travellers to the desolate wastes of Nirvana in World Apart… The largely standalone nature of the double-bills allows Big Finish to return to one of their most celebrated line-ups, setting these tales some time prior to the departure of Hex. Writers A.K. Benedict and Scott Handcock, both applauded for their work on the Torchwood range, admirably explore this character combination.
A Tenth Doctor Audio Adventure on a single CD starring David Tennant, with Catherine Tate as Donna and guest-starring Alice Krige.
Donna’s just met the love of her life. It’s a pity the Doctor had to crash her fairytale wedding… Writer James Goss has an ever-increasing list of stellar titles under his belt. His work is full of wit, heartbreak and brilliant characterisation – all of which make for a superlative Tenth Doctor adventure.
A full-cast audio adventure on a single CD, starring Paul Darrow (Avon), Michael Keating (Vila), Jan Chappell (Cally), Steven Pacey (Tarrant) and Tom Chadbon (Del Grant).
When Del Tarrant joined the Liberator he thought he’d left his past behind him – the gallant Federation officer with friends in high places. But the past has a habit of catching up on you. A man the Liberator crew thought dead crosses their path, now a fugitive on the run. He brings talk of an alliance, of a brave new future – but is Avon prepared to make a deal with the Devil?
The Fourth Doctor, Romana II and K-9 take starring roles, with a guest performance from the glamorous dame of Doctor Who past, Pamela Salem (The Robots of Death, Remembrance of the Daleks).
In the dying days of silent film, Hollywood can be a scary place. But there’s more to it than being an out-of-work actor – there’s something sinister going on behind the scenes. It’s Lights, Camera, Action for the Doctor, but the chance of a Hollywood ending is slim… Big Finish stories that make novel use of the audio medium have been widely praised in the past, so the latest effort from superlative scribe James Goss is sure to be stellar. The score, melding ’80s synth with classical pieces typical of ’20s cinema, also provides an aural treat.
This First Doctor adventure on a double CD stars William Russell as Ian Chesteron and the Doctor, Carole Ann Ford as Susan and Jemma Powell as the new voice of Barbara.
Materialising amongst a vast space fleet, the TARDIS travellers find themselves on opposite sides of a desperate, devious war… Big Finish have already made two spot-on calls in recasting leads from the classic series. Will Jemma Powell, who played Jacqueline Hill in the 50th anniversary docudrama An Adventure in Space and Time, make it three for three?
Three War Doctor Audio Adventures in a 4CD boxset, starring John Hurt as the Doctor and Jacqueline Pearce as Cardinal Ollistra.
In this blockbuster trilogy of adventures chronicling further skirmishes of the Time War, the Sontarans make a desperate move to enter the conflict, the Daleks plot to turn the tide of battle against Gallifrey and the horrors of war threaten to spill over to planet Earth… This boxset places the War Doctor on Earth for the first time, making the inspired decision to send him to Cold War Berlin – an appropriately bleak chapter of history to match the machinations of the Time War. With the addition of Sontarans to the ongoing mix, and writers David Llewellyn, Andrew Smith and Ken Bentley on board, this may be the most diverse War Doctor collection yet.
A Bernice Summerfield audio adventure on a single CD starring Lisa Bowerman.
26 years ago, a team of scientists came to a moon to unearth the secrets of a long-dead civilisation. They were later found to have died in what the authorities called an anti-matter explosion. Alone and desperate, Bernice Summerfield will do anything to get back home. But where is home? The capital world of Zordin seems to offer the only chance of answers, but that’s a long way away. The offer of a job could be her best way of paying for the voyage but… archaeology is illegal… and there’s a quarantine… and she’ll have to leap from a spacecraft in orbit. But what does that matter? On a world guarded by armed satellites and patrolled by defence drones on the surface, Benny’s going to have to use all her knowledge, skill and wits. Because it’s not the moon itself that’s the problem. It’s what happened there; what remains there; what might escape.
Kate Stewart and Osgood are back, played as usual by Jemma Redgrave and Ingrid Oliver. Also returning from previous UNIT adventures are Warren Brown (Luther) and James Joyce (The Musketeers).
A case of alien tech falling into the wrong hands quickly escalates to a pitched battle to defend all humankind… Having first made impact in 2015’s Extinction boxset, the UNIT series now spreads its wings. Writing duo Matt Fitton (Technophobia) and Andrew Smith (The First Sontarans) return for this 5CD set, devising a new threat to UNIT in the shape of the stealthy Tengobushi.
This 5CD box set, the first in a series of four, sees Paul McGann’s leather-clad Eighth Doctor gain a new companion in the form of Helen Sinclair (Hattie Morahan). Liv Chenka (Nicola Walker) is also on hand as the Doctor battles the multiple-personality villain, the Eleven (Mark Bonnar).
Called to Gallifrey, the Doctor leads a manhunt for the most dangerous criminal known to Time Lord society – a hunt that takes him from the Capitol’s corridors of power, to London in the 1960s, to Renaissance Italy, to a Victorian factory adrift in the depths of space. With its sprawling narrative, the Doom Coalition series looks set to prove that there’s still plenty of life left in the adventures of the Eighth Doctor.
A Full Cast miniseries in a 3CD boxset, set prior to Children of Earth. Starring John Barrowman as Captain Jack, Eve Myles as Gwen Cooper and Gareth David-Lloyd as Ianto Jones, with Kai Owen as Rhys Williams, Tom Price as PC Andy and Samuel Barnett as Norton Folgate.
When a medical trial goes wrong, a virus begins to spread through the streets of Cardiff. It isn’t long before an infection of madness swarms the population, and the government have the city locked down. But Jack knows there’s something more to this virus than first meets the eye – he’s encountered it before, and he knows it’s alien… Where previous Torchwood releases have had one or two main characters to focus on, the ensemble approach allows for a different emphasis to come forth from the drama, with a greater scope for action and the ability to tell stories on a much larger scale. This medical thriller in three parts should test the format well.
A Fifth Doctor Audio Adventure on a double CD starring Peter Davison, with Janet Fielding as Tegan, Sarah Sutton as Nyssa and Matthew Waterhouse as Adric.
Adric and Tegan have been abducted. The Doctor and Nyssa follow their trail to the planet Zaltys – a planet of buried treasure, buried secrets and a native population that has vanished overnight… Zaltys has an unusual genesis – based on the anecdote that Kinda was inspired by watching music videos of the time, author Matthew J Elliot (Maker of Demons) has taken inspiration from similar source material. Couple that with a title originating from a Lithuanian fertility symbol and you have the makings of one of the more distinctive audio adventures of late.
Carole Ann Ford, Maureen O’Brien and Peter Purves reprise their ‘60s television roles as well as narrate this collection of First Doctor adventures.
Often praised as the most consistently engaging audio range, the Companion Chronicles were laid to rest in June 2014 – only to make a surprise return with this special 4CD boxset. This collection promises a continuation of the range’s unusual, intimate storytelling; with Susan venturing from the TARDIS on her own, Vicki working an office job, an older Steven living the life of a mountain-dwelling hermit and a peculiar encounter with Benjamin Franklin!
The Fourth Doctor, Romana II and K-9 continue their travels, coming face to face with a battalion of Sontarans (Dan Starkey).
Locked in a desperate struggle longer than anyone can remember, facing an enemy as deadly and determined as themselves, the Sontarans are caught by surprise when one of their oldest enemies walks straight onto the battlefield… Whilst recent television outings have shown a more comedic side to the Sontarans, writers Cavan Scott and Mark Wright promise a return to form with no-nonsense warriors in a dangerous situation. There’s also a hint that the Doctor may find himself in an uneasy alliance with his former foes, which makes this intriguing listening.
This Second Doctor adventure on a double CD stars Frazer Hines as Jamie McCrimmon and the Doctor, with Deborah Watling as Victoria and guest starring Rufus Hound as Constable Pavo.
A deep-space habitat finds a black hole on its doorstep. With the lives of thousands in danger, the Doctor finds himself forced into an uneasy alliance… This daring release delivers a pre-War Games adventures featuring the Time Lords. How will the unlikely partnership of the anarchic Second Doctor and a Time Lord policeman play out?
A Bernice Summerfield audio adventure on a single CD starring Lisa Bowerman, with Miles Richardson as Irving Braxiatel.
The galaxy has been torn apart by merciless invaders from the future. A coalition of worlds set up by Braxiatel has been comprehensively defeated by the superior technology of the Deindum. Only a few scattered pockets of resistance are still active. Bev is running the Braxiatel Collection as a refugee camp, living in daily fear of attack. Adrian and Doggles hide in a bunker on the Moon, trying to launch covert attacks on the enemy with limited resources. And Hass is stranded on the occupied planet Maximediras. Bernice and Peter are free for the moment, travelling around in time in an attempt to learn more about the Deindum. Where did they come from? What do they want? And can Bernice find a way to strike back at them?
Jemma Redgrave and Ingrid Oliver reprise their roles of Kate Stewart and Petronella Osgood in this 5CD boxset. They lead a stellar cast including Warren Brown (Luther) and Ramon Tikaram (Fortitude) in Big Finish’s first venture in to the world of 21st century Doctor Who.
The first of a series of four new boxsets, this release features technology set to revolutionise the world, an army hiding in the dunes of the Gobi desert, a case of industrial espionage gone wrong and an all-out war against the Nestene Consciousness. The question of how UNIT deals with an alien incursion when the Doctor is not around makes this well-hyped release a must-listen.
Three War Doctor Audio Adventures in a 4CD boxset, starring John Hurt as the Doctor, Jacqueline Pearce as Cardinal Ollistra and guest starring David Warner as Technomancer Shadovar.
The Time Lord formerly known as the Doctor uncovers an unthinkable plan for the TIme Lords to gain an edge in their war against the Daleks, is drafted by the scheming Ollistra to a field mission on a desolate asteroid and ventures to a world where time itself has become a weapon… Whilst the first War Doctor miniseries was penned entirely by Nick Briggs, this follow-up collection takes a more diverse approach, by bringing in acclaimed scribes John Dorney and Matt Fitton, along with relative newcomer Phil Mulryne, to offer a fresh perspective on the most secret of Doctors. Having the War Doctor become Ollistra’s companion for one instalment is an inspired move and provides Hurt and Pearce with some great material.