It’s back to the ‘60s for Maureen O’Brien (Vicki), Peter Purves (Steven) and Anneke Wills (Polly), along with Elliot Chapman (Ben), all of whom play a part in narrating this 4CD collection of First Doctor adventures.
The psychological style of the Companion Chronicle format is well deployed across this collection, which covers the devastation of the French Revolution, a visit to a land of dreams, a Guy Fawkes’ Night to remember and a precarious alliance with the Daleks. Steven’s adventure promises an examination of his relationship with the Daleks, whilst the back half of the set offers a rare glimpse into the First Doctor’s travels with Ben and Polly.
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.
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!
A First Doctor adventure on a single CD, as performed by William Russell (Ian).
After travelling with the Doctor through time and space, Ian Chesterton is back in his own time. But the mystery of how he and Barbara Wright disappeared in the year 1963 has alerted the authorities – and both are suspected of being enemy agents in the Cold War. Ian protests his innocence. He has a story to tell about travelling through time and space. And one adventure in particular – a visit to the city of Hisk…
A Fourth Doctor adventure on a double CD, as performed by Lalla Ward (Romana) and introducing Juliet Landau (also Romana!).
The search for the final segment of the Key to Time takes the Doctor and the First Romana to Ancient Rome. The Time Lady is appalled when her companion prefers to watch the latest Plautus comedy rather than complete their mission, and is even less delighted to meet the playwright himself. But all is not what it seems, either onstage or behind the scenes… In the far, far future, the Second Romana is destined to have her own encounter with a legacy of Rome, but Stoyn has been waiting. And his actions will set Romana on a collision course with her own past. Quadrigger Stoyn wants his final revenge on the Doctor, and only Romana stands in his way. Both of her.
A Second Doctor adventure on a single CD, as performed by Frazer Hines (Jamie) and Wendy Padbury (Zoe).
The TARDIS materialises on a dying world circling a dying sun, where the Doctor, Jamie and Zoe are welcomed to Sanctuary – an entire monastery carved out of a mountain. But little here is quite what it seems. Quadrigger Stoyn has waited through the centuries. And it is time for the Doctor to pay for his first terrible mistake.
A First Doctor audio adventure on a single CD, as performed by Carole Ann Ford (Susan) and featuring Terry Molloy as Quadrigger Stoyn.
When the First Doctor and his granddaughter Susan escape through the cloisters of Gallifrey to an old Type 40 Time Travel capsule, little do they realise the adventures that lie ahead… And little do they know, as the TARDIS dematerialises and they leave their home world behind, there is someone else aboard the ship. He is Quadrigger Stoyn, and he is very unhappy…
A Third Doctor adventure on a single CD, as performed by Katy Manning (Jo).
The TARDIS is empty. The Doctor has gone. Jo Grant steps outside into the darkness and finds the frozen body of her friend, and the ship’s log recorder. On it is attached a simple message – ‘Use Me’. As she explores this place, recording her every move, Jo discovers the horror that lies in the shadows. But by then it is too late.
A special audio adventure on a single CD starring Geoffrey Beevers as the Master, with Daphne Ashbrook and Yee Jee Tso.
The Vault – an archive of alien artefacts securely stored deep beneath the Angel of the North. There’s also a prisoner in the Vault. An extraterrestrial known as the Master. He has been on Earth for some time, but now he’s under lock and key. This is his story. Or, as Captain Ruth Matheson and Warrant Officer Charlie Sato discover… perhaps it is theirs.