It’s back to Season 18 for Tom Baker (The Fourth Doctor) and Lalla Ward (Romana II), along with Camilla Power (Torchwood: From Out of the Rain), Chris Jarman (Doctor Who: The Curse of the Black Spot) and Jane Slavin (incoming Fourth Doctor companion Ann Kelso).
An archaeological dig searching for Iron Age relics finds a product of alien technology. Beneath the soil, a Movellan warship is stirring, and one of the greatest threats to all humanity lies on board… Fresh from their cameo appearance in Series 10, the Movellans make an unexpected return here in a script from genuine Season 18 scribe Andrew Smith. Smith has past form putting a new spin on old monsters, including the Sontarans, the Voord and his own TV creations the Marshmen, so this adventure should expand on the silver dreadlocked robots in interesting ways.
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!
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.
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.