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.
This 5CD set sees the Eighth Doctor (Paul McGann), Liv Chenka (Nicola Walker) and Helen Sinclair (Hattie Morahan) visit friend and foe alike in the shape of renegade Time Lord the Eleven (Mark Bonnar) and Liv’s sister Tula (Claire Rushbrook).
The Doctor tries to take his friends somewhere relaxing, but both a visit to Liv’s home and a festive treat in Austria are filled with more danger than the Doctor bargained for. Meanwhile, the true horror of the Ravenous threatens to emerge from the shadows… The set boasts the return of old favourites the Kaldor robots (from classic Fourth Doctor adventure The Robots of Death) as well as recurring Eighth Doctor audio villain the Eleven. There’s plenty new to be found as well, with a decidedly demonic double-length Christmas adventure and the first appearance of the titular Ravenous bringing an element of horror to the fore.
The inimitable Michelle Gomez returns to the character of Missy in this 5CD boxset, with Rufus Hound as fellow renegade Time Lord, the Meddling Monk!
Four adventures following Missy’s evil escapades as she works towards the fruition of her fiendish master plan (or should that be missy plan?). There’s a Mary Poppins pastiche, a royal rivalry in Tudor times, a crime story with Missy on the side of the law and a finale where Missy’s devilish schemes could all go horribly right… Hot on the heels of her audio debut alongside River Song, Missy stars in her own series, exploring what she gets up to away from the Doctor’s guiding influence. Big Finish have brought in four of their finest writing talents – Roy Gill (UNIT: Open The Box), John Dorney (Infamy of the Zaross), Nev Fountain (The Widow’s Assassin) and Jonathan Morris (The Auntie Matter) – to capture all the mischief, mayhem and malevolence that comes with the character of Missy.