Lisa Bowerman stars as the original time-space archaeologist, Bernice Summerfield, with alternative universe versions of the Doctor (David Warner) and the Master (Sam Kisgart, aka Mark Gatiss) wreaking havoc around her.
A dying universe needs a ruler to save it, and that ruler is the Doctor. Trouble is, he’s not very good at ruling it and he may have lost his only friend, Bernice Summerfield… Doctor Who has a fairly long history in drawing from US politics, from The Deadly Assassin riffing on the Kennedy Assassination and Aliens of London/World War Three satirising the War on Terror. With the Doctor cast as an unpopular leader running a society in decline, have writers James Goss and Guy Adams taken inspiration from the Trump administration?
Two Third Doctor Audio Adventures in a 5CD boxset, with Katy Manning as Jo, Richard Franklin as Mike Yates and Tim Treloar as the narrator.
Two Third Doctor Audio Adventures in a 5CD boxset, with Katy Manning as Jo and Tim Treloar’s special rendition of the Doctor.
The Transcendence of Ephros sees the travellers encounter a devious corporation picking over the remains of a dying planet, while The Hidden Realm brings the intrepid pair down to Earth, to a town of mysterious disappearances, sinister magpies and secret alien plots… Volume 2 switches up the format laid down by its predecessor, dropping Mike Yates from the line-up to focus on the relationship between the Doctor and Jo, and ditching the occasional narration of the previous volume in favour of full cast, full blooded drama. With social themes, galactic yo-yoing, Venusian Aikido and the inclusion of Jo’s cousin Stephanie, this set promises to be a mix of the traditional and the new.
Two Third Doctor Audio Adventures in a 5CD boxset, with Katy Manning as Jo and Tim Treloar’s special rendition of the Doctor, featuring Robin Weaver (Black Mirror), Iain Batchelor (Wolf Hall) and Nicholas Briggs as the Daleks.
Storm of the Horofax sees the Doctor and UNIT called in to investigate an alien ship found in the North Sea, while The Conquest of Far pits the Doctor against his oldest enemies on a human colony now under Dalek control. Pairing an earthbound UNIT adventure with a futuristic sci-fi tale means this 5CD set captures the essence of the Third Doctor era whilst also giving it a new lease of life. Treloar’s performance has always been a respectful tribute to the Third Doctor, and with two sets already under his belt his rendition is now honed to a remarkable level of precision.
Three War Doctor Audio Adventures in a 4CD boxset, starring John Hurt as the Doctor, Jacqueline Pearce as Cardinal Ollistra and Louise Jameson as Leela.
The War Doctor becomes entangled with the dealings of a battlefield reporter, seeks a dangerous alliance with a guerrilla organisation and prepares for battle as the Daleks make their final assault on Gallifrey… While the War Doctor series has so far been largely devoid of ties to previous eras, this release marks a change with the return of Leela, the warrior companion who took Gallifrey as her adopted home. This inspired combination of characters, along with the performances of Hurt and Jameson, makes for electrifying listening. Sadly, this trilogy of audio adventures will be the last for Hurt’s Doctor – but where does the War Doctor’s journey end?
Sixth Doctor actor Colin Baker discusses his long and varied career in this 2CD release.
This special release should contain many an insight into the man behind one of the most controversial – but by turns most beloved – incarnations of the Doctor.
The past and present collide when new-school UNIT team up with their 20th century counterparts, as Jemma Redgrave (Kate Stewart) and Ingrid Oliver (Petronella Osgood) are joined by Katy Manning (Jo Jones), John Levene (John Benton) and Richard Franklin (Mike Yates).
Beneath the surface, an ancient force is rising. The Silurians and Sea Devils are poised to take back their world. Revolution is coming… Featuring old friends and foes alike, this 5CD box set has all the oomph and excitement of a summer blockbuster!
The new-school UNIT team are back in full force for this 5CD box set, with Kate Stewart (Jemma Redgrave), Osgood (Ingrid Oliver) and Lieutenant Sam Bishop (Luther’s Warren Brown) leading the charge. Nick Briggs meanwhile adds another monster voice to his repertoire, portraying the Silence.
There is no proof of any hostile incursions of a species with the ability to wipe themselves from the minds of others. There is no evidence such a species may be behind the sudden rise of divisive politician Kenneth LeBlanc. There is nothing that poses a clear and present danger to planet Earth. Or so it seems… Big Finish flex their new series muscles in this UNIT vs Silence showdown over four feature-length dramas. With a storyline featuring a controversial political movement, this release feels entirely right for the age of Brexit. Prominent Big Finish authors Matt Fitton and John Dorney provide stellar material.
A Full Cast audio adventure on a single CD, starring Colin Baker as the Sixth Doctor, Christopher Benjamin as Henry Gordon Jago and Trevor Baxter as Professor George Litefoot.
Roanoke Island, 1590. The Doctor’s companions, Professor Litefoot and Henry Gordon Jago, find themselves prisoners of the natives in the New World. But there’s something something strange here – stranger than even the colonists, led by Englishman John White. What are the ghostly children? And who is the Old Man of Croaton? The travellers are about to discover the secret of the lost colony… and it may cost Jago’s life.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
Looking to develop Adric’s astronavigation skills, the Doctor pilots the TARDIS to the observatory on Gallius Ultima. But all is not well on the planet, and it is not long before the Doctor and his friends are venturing through dangerous deep-space phenomena and crossing the boundaries that separate this universe from the next… The distinctly scientific flavour of this story faithfully evokes the spirit of the early Fifth Doctor era, when the influence of script editor Christopher H Bidmead was still being felt. It’s appropriate then that this play is written by Bidmead’s one-time protégé, Andrew Smith, who contributed Adric’s introductory tale, Full Circle, to the programme back in the ’80s.
The Fourth Doctor, Romana II and K-9 return for a new series of adventures, this time set during Tom Baker’s final season as the Doctor. Joining them for this opening salvo are those intrepid investigators of infernal incidents, Jago and Litefoot!
Looking to pay a visit to some old friends, the Doctor and Romana are soon investigating a series of impossible burglaries and finding a slavering monster on the streets of London… The whit and whimsy of Jago and Litefoot married with the more scientific tone that was common to Season 18 makes for a fascinating combination. This is also the Victorian duo’s first encounter with K-9, and a chance to see the tin dog tread the boards (or should that be roll over them?) as Jago’s new act!
A Bernice Summerfield audio adventure on a single CD starring Lisa Bowerman, with Miles Richardson as Irving Braxiatel.
When a group of Irving Braxiatel’s defensive mechanoids embarks on a kidnapping spree, Braxiatel denies all knowledge – but his former associates Bev Tarrant and Adrian Wall suspect something else is going on. They’ve been waiting for Braxiatel to show his hand for months and this looks like it. The only problem is, Bernice Summerfield isn’t around to help. She’s vanished. Her son, Peter, and Adrian search for her on a craggy forgotten planet. Meanwhile Robyn, an android from the future, is on a mission to find out why Braxiatel wants her creators wiped from the timelines for good. She and Bev team up to investigate the kidnappings. What is Braxiatel doing with all these people? And why has Bernice been so important to his plans for all these years?