The War Master (Derek Jacobi) has a new scheme up his sleeve, and this time the Doctor (Paul McGann) might not be able to stop him…
The War Master fashions the pieces needed for his devilish plan over the course of four adventures, casting his malevolent influence over a rural British community in World War II, a 19th century American freakshow and a high-tech scientific facility on an unforgiving world before the Doctor poses a final challenge… The big pull of this release lies in bringing the Doctor and the Master together during the Time War. Penned by veteran Time War writers Tim Foley (Gallifrey: Time War 1) and David Llewellyn (The War Doctor: Agents of Chaos), this 5 disc set takes the opportunity to look at the Doctor/Master relationship under a different lens and show how each of them has changed in the face of the conflict.
Former President Romana (Lalla Ward) is now the head of the Celestial Intervention Agency. Her team includes former bodyguard Leela (Louise Jameson), childhood mentor Braxiatel (Miles Richardson), new recruit Ace (Sophie Aldred), reluctant ally Narvin (Sean Carlsen) and the renegade known as the Master (Derek Jacobi).
The moment has come for the Time Lords to declare war on the Daleks. This quartet of stories chronicles the fighting in its early days, with dangerous missions, unlikely alliances, desperate Time Lords and bloodthirsty Daleks… Whilst other Time War sets have followed either the Doctor or the Master, this 5CD set is the first to show the conflict from the perspective of ‘the war room’, right at the heart of the political machinations of Gallifrey. Following a large ensemble also gives this set a unique sense of scale, showing how the war has changed the lives of so many familiar characters.
Paul McGann returns as a battle-scarred Eighth Doctor in this 5CD set, with Rakhee Thakrar (EastEnders) as new companion Bliss, Jaqueline Pearce (Blake’s 7) as Cardinal Ollistra and Nicholas Briggs as the Daleks.
Four tales from the early days of the Time War, with mysterious disappearances on a space-liner, unlikely alliances on a time-corrupted planet, conscripts in a Time Lord military camp and the hunt for a weapon that could mean the end of the war… With the War Doctor series sadly over, Big Finish investigate the Time War from a new angle, with a younger Doctor who refuses to fight but can’t refuse to help. Writers Matt Fitton and John Dorney, both seasoned hands at writing for the Time War and the Eighth Doctor, deliver a blockbuster quartet of adventures that begins the sequence of events that lead to the end of the Eighth Doctor’s life in Night of the Doctor.
Derek Jacobi returns to the role of the Master, with Silas Carson once again voicing the Ood. Those caught in the Master’s grasp include Simon Ludders (Broadchurch), Kai Owen (Torchwood) and Angela Bruce (Doctor Who: Battlefield).
A sprawling storyline told across four adventures concerning the Master’s machinations on the troubled mining colony Callous. There’s a place that’s home to surreal horrors, an army of Ood bent to the Master’s will, and a desperate family whose lives will never be the same… Veteran War Master writers James Goss (The Sky Man) and Guy Adams (The Heavenly Paradigm) are back, building a world unfortunate enough to be caught under the Master’s spell. Jacobi’s Master, so seemingly trustworthy but with menace lurking just beneath the surface, should be in his element in this intimate, psychological tragedy told against the cataclysmic backdrop of the Time War.
Paul McGann leads an all-star cast in this 5CD set, including Rakhee Thakrar (Time War companion Bliss), Blakes 7’s Jacqueline Pearce (Cardinal Ollistra), Marple’s Julia McKenzie (the Twelve), Luther’s Nikki Amuka-Bird (Tamasan) and legendary impressionist Jon Culshaw (Doctor Ogron) with Nicholas Briggs as the Daleks.
The Doctor finds himself drawn closer to the heart of the conflict in this quartet of adventures set during the early stages of the Time War, visiting a twisted world that was once home to his companion, meeting an old enemy with a new face and waking in a prison designed for the most evil beings in the universe before finally being forced into battle… This set sees writers Jonathan Morris (We Are The Daleks), Guy Adams (The War Doctor: Pretty Lies) and Timothy X Atack (The Wreck of the World) throw some out-there elements to the Time War, introducing the Twelve – the new ‘little old lady’ incarnation of the villain previously known as the Eleven – as well as an intriguing new take on the Dalek’s old henchmen, the Ogrons. The Time War is about to get stranger.
Romana (Lalla Ward) and Narvin (Sean Carlsen) of the Celestial Intervention Agency seem to have lost all of their allies, and the War Council of Gallifrey has a new leader. Enter: Rassilon (Terence Hardiman).
In their time of need, the Time Lords have resurrected their greatest hero. But the return of Rassilon deepens the divisions on Gallifrey, and Romana and Narvin soon discover that not even the Time War will put an end to the planet’s political machinations… Everyone loses in war time. While the first set in the saga charted the outbreak of the war, the second explores what dark methods the Time Lords may resort to if they are to emerge victorious. But every action has its consequences, and the exploration of a Time Lord resistance opposed to Rassilon’s authoritarian approach adds an extra layer of intrigue to an already compelling scenario.