Doctor Who – Upcoming Big Finish Releases

After going off TV in 1989, Doctor Who has survived in various formats including comic strips and novels but the most productive and continuing range of new stories based on these existing classic series characters have been the Big Finish audios. Over 170 adventures, featuring five Doctors, numerous companions and a menagerie of monsters old and new, there really is nothing quite like these adventures.

The latest series extending into 2013 reunites the Sixth Doctor with Melanie Bush as Liz Shaw, Polly Wright, Jamie McCrimmon, Leela, Jo Grant and the Doctor’s granddaughter Susan all face evils from beyond time and space.

To pre-order, please visit the official Big Finish site.

Companion Chronicles 7.04. THE LAST POST (RELEASED OCTOBER)

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People are dying. Just a few, over a period of months… but the strange thing is that each person received a letter predicting the date and time of their death.

Throughout her time as the Doctor’s assistant, Liz Shaw has been documenting these passings.

Her investigation ultimately uncovers a threat that could lead to the end of the world, but this time Liz has someone to help her.

Her mother.

Written By: James Goss
Directed By: Lisa Bowerman

Cast

Caroline John (Liz Shaw), Rowena Cooper (Emily Shaw)

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170. SPACEPORT FEAR (OUT IN FEBRUARY 2013)

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Welcome to Tantane Spaceport – where the tribes of Business and Economy have been at war for all of four hundred years…

Welcome to Tantane Spaceport – where a terrible creature called the Wailer prowls the corridors around the Control Tower, looking to eat the unwary…

Welcome to Tantane Spaceport – where there is one Arrival: a battered blue Police Box containing the time-travelling Doctor and his companion, Mel…

Welcome to Tantane Spaceport – where there are no Departures. Ever.

Written By: William Gallagher
Directed By: Barnaby Edwards

Cast

Colin Baker (The Doctor), Bonnie Langford (Melanie Bush), Ronald Pickup (Elder Bones), Isabel Fay (Naysmith), Gwilym Lee (Pretty Swanson), Beth Chalmers (Galpan/Beauty Swanson), Adrian MacKinder (Rogers/Game Voice), John Banks (Wailers/Announcement/Mad Passenger)

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171. THE SEEDS OF WAR (OUT IN MARCH 2013)

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Humanity is emerging from a long, exhausting war. Against an enemy so powerful, so implacable, it seemed unstoppable – right up until the moment it stopped.

Now, despite its ‘victory’, the human race is on its knees. The Doctor and Mel join its struggle for survival to try to ensure it has a future.

A race against time takes them from the Great Tower of Kalsos to the Reliquaries of Earth. In an epic journey across the ten systems, their fates are intertwined with one family. The Tevelers are to feel the effects of war more than most…

The Doctor has a plan. Mel is sure he can save the day. But something is lurking. Watching. Waiting. A presence the Doctor knows of old. But just how far does its influence pervade?

The Eminence awaits…

Written By: Matt Fitton and Nicholas Briggs
Directed By: Barnaby Edwards

Cast

Colin Baker (The Doctor), Bonnie Langford (Melanie Bush), Ray Fearon (Barlow Teveler), Ony Uhiara (Sisrella Tevier), Stuart Organ (Helgert Teveler), Lucy Russell (Trellak), John Banks (Elkinar), Beth Chalmers (Announcer), David Sibley (The Eminence)

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Companion Chronicles 7.06. THE CHILD (OUT IN DECEMBER)

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“Tell me another story, Leela. Not the one about the walking doll or the creepy mechanical men. A new one. I want to hear a new one…”

Leela is dead but her soul lives on. She has been reborn as a young girl, Emily, whose ‘imaginary friend’ tells her amazing tales about a great Wizard and the warrior who accompanies him on his adventures through time and space.

Emily prepares to tell her parents the story of a cold, grey world whose people are ruled over by a Glass Angel. The Wizard is her prisoner and only the warrior girl and her three peculiar friends can save him…

Written By: Nigel Fairs
Directed By: Nigel Fairs

Cast

Louise Jameson (Leela), Anna Hawkes (Emily)

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Companion Chronicles 7.07. THE FLAMES OF CADIZ (OUT IN JANUARY 2013)

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The TARDIS materializes in Spain in the late sixteenth century. The country is at war with England – and the travellers find themselves on the wrong side of the battle lines.

When Ian and his new friend Esteban are captured by the Inquisition, the Doctor, Susan and Barbara plan to rescue them.

But these are dark days in human history. And heretics face certain death…

Written By: Marc Platt
Directed By: Lisa Bowerman

Cast

William Russell (Ian Chesterton), Carole Ann Ford (Susan), Nabil Elouahabi (Esteban)

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Companion Chronicles 7.08. THE HOUSE OF CARDS (OUT IN FEBRUARY 2013)

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The TARDIS has landed in a futuristic space casino, where the Doctor, Ben, Polly and Jamie find fun, games… and monsters everywhere. There are vicious robot dogs, snake-headed gangsters from the Sidewinder Syndicate and a mysterious masked woman called Hope.

In this place, time travellers are to be tracked down and arrested. Yet, as events spiral out of control, time may be Polly’s only ally…

Written By: Steve Lyons
Directed By: Lisa Bowerman

Cast

Anneke Wills (Polly Wright), Frazer Hines (Jamie McCrimmon)

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Companion Chronicles 7.09. THE SCORCHIES (OUT IN MARCH 2013)

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Jo Grant is in terrible danger – trapped inside a light entertainment television programme starring alien puppets that intend to rule the world.

While the Doctor and the Brigadier attempt to save her, Jo must fend for herself against an enemy that is merciless, made of felt… and sings big showtunes.

Written By: James Goss
Directed By: Ken Bentley

Cast

Katy Manning (Jo Grant/Scorchies), Melvyn Hayes (Scorchies)

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Companion Chronicles 7.10. THE ALCHEMISTS (OUT IN APRIL 2013)

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The TARDIS lands in Berlin in the 1930s, where Hitler and his National Socialist party are in the ascendant.

Some of the greatest scientific minds are gathering here: Einstein, Heisenberg, Planck, Schrödinger, Wigner. The people who will build the future of planet Earth.

But the Doctor and Susan have brought something with them. Something apparently harmless, something quite common. Yet something that could threaten the course of history…

Written By: Ian Potter
Directed By: Lisa Bowerman

Cast

Carole Ann Ford (Susan Foreman)

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Also on its way, the mega box set of new Eighth Doctor adventures, Dark Eyes

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In the aftermath of To The Death…

An epic, box set adventure, taking the Doctor on a desperate journey through space and time.

Part One. The Great War - The Doctor is heading to ‘the edge’ and beyond. But the Time Lords have other ideas. On Earth, during the First World War, Molly O’Sullivan works hard as a Voluntary Aid Detachment nursing assistant. How can her destiny be bound up with that of the Doctor’s?

Part Two. Fugitives

Part Three. Tangled Web

Part Four. ‘X’ and the Daleks

More details soon…

Written By: Nicholas Briggs
Directed By: Nicholas Briggs

Cast

Paul McGann (The Doctor), Ruth Bradley (Molly O’Sullivan), Peter Egan (Straxus), Toby Jones (Kotris), Tim Treloar (Lord President), Laura Molyneaux (Isabel Stanford), Natalie Burt (Sally Armstrong), Ian Cullen (Nadeyan), Nicholas Briggs (The Daleks)

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