Tom Baker’s Doctor and Lalla Ward’s Romana continue their Season 18-flavoured audio adventures, joined by Alistair Petrie (Rogue One), Sheila Ruskin (Doctor Who: The Keeper of Traken) and Brian Vernel (Doctor Who: Eaters of Light).
The Fourth Doctor range welcomes Big Finish newcomer Adrian Poynton, whose debut script promises a wonderfully bizarre mix of elements wrapped in that signature Season 18 grimness. Features a WW2 submarine that has drifted off course, a crew that has dwindled to just three men, and a chimp.
The Fourth Doctor and Romana II land in the company of Simon Jones (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) and Denise Black (Queer As Folk).
Investigating rumours of apparitions in a 1920s mansion, the Doctor encounters an all-too-convincing haunting… Inspired by the works of classic ghost story writer M.R. James, Big Finish up-and-comer Phil Mulryne has spun a spooky tale that puts the Doctor’s certainty in science to the test in appropriately Bidmeadian fashion.
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.
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.
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!
All the key players from The Pursuit of History return in this explosive finale, now joined by The Black Guardian (David Troughton)!
After being denied the Key to Time, the Black Guardian has tracked down the Doctor, and he’s not happy. With businessmen, Guardians and the Laan (vortex-dwelling whales from 2013’s The Sands of Life and War Against the Laan) all in play, this is a finale with all the bells and whistles, melding the established television continuity of the Fourth Doctor with some of the more memorable creations from his audio adventures.
The Doctor, Romana and K-9 run into old foes Cuthbert (David Warner) and Dorrick (Toby Hadoke).
For ruthless CEO Cuthbert, hijacking a train centuries in the past is just another day at the office… It’s the beginning of the end for this season of Fourth Doctor adventures. With the return of the unscrupulous Cuthbert following previous audio encounters with the Doctor and Romana that saw an attempted alliance with the Daleks, it looks to be an especially thrilling conclusion.
Tom Baker, Lalla Ward and John Leeson reunite as the Fourth Doctor, Romana and K-9. Joining them are John Challis (Doctor Who: The Seeds of Death) as Rosser and Ray Brooks (Daleks – Invasion Earth: 2150 AD) as a new incarnation of Drax!
Roguish Time Lord Drax has found a map to Altrazar, the legendary home of time’s lost treasures. Drax will go to any lengths to secure his riches, but there’s something that’s causing him trouble: his old school friend, the Doctor… Drax was one of the more charismatic characters from the Key to Time season, and his appearance in this Season 17-flavoured play scribed by the sharply funny John Dorney makes for a delightfully outlandish sci-fi farce.
It’s something of a reunion as Tom Baker and Lalla Ward are joined by Tom ‘Duggan’ Chadbon – here playing the new character of Embery. John Leeson also plays the dual roles of K-9 and computer-god Machina!
They say that peace will stop the war, but how can there be any winner on a planet at war with itself? But the planet Aoris isn’t an ordinary battlefield– the warring factions aren’t neighbouring nations or continents, but the populations of the past and future, with Doctor and Romana caught on opposing sides… The past at war with the future is a concept worthy of Douglas Adams and so well suited to writer Jonathan Morris’ sometimes funny, sometimes serious, often time-bending, always versatile style. Expect something with equals parts wit and grit from this miniature Time War.
Tom Baker, Lalla Ward and John Leeson recreate the classic TARDIS team of the Fourth Doctor, the Second Romana and K-9. Chameleonic comedian Karl Theobald (Primeval, Twenty Twelve, Plebs) is also along for the ride as a rather groovy disk jockey!
Arriving at a pirate radio station in the 1960s, the time travellers uncover a highly sophisticated piece of technology, an MI5 conspiracy and the beginnings of an alien invasion… Set sometime around the Douglas Adams script-edited Season 17, this production looks to recreate the giddy thrills of that era, complete with doses of witty dialogue and delightfully silly technobabble in equal measure. It’s also the first original piece of Doctor Who to star Tom Baker and Lalla Ward since 1981!