Doctor Who Big Finish upcoming releases

The Doctor Who Lost Stories line continues this Summer with three installments from the Colin Baker Sixth Doctor era. These audios are based on ideas, proposals or in some cases full scripts that were submitted then dropped from production for various reasons (and why oh why were any of these passed up in favor of Timelash?).

Also, Sylvester McCoy, the Seventh Doctor, starts a new trilogy with Ace and Hex in what promises to be a major turning point.

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CAST: Colin Baker (The Doctor), Nicola Bryant (Peri), Graham Cole (Ebbko/Melkur), James George (Mura), Nigel Lambert (Auga), Simon Williams (Guardian), Stephen Thorne (Malador), Victoria Pritchard (Felia), Glynn Sweet (Horgan), Duncan Wisbey (Escalus)

SYNOPSIS: The TARDIS materialises on Serenity, the last surviving world of the Traken Union. Peri expects a good place for a holiday – not tomb raiders, a labyrinth filled with terrifying monsters and a trap-laden necropolis.

For Serenity’s gentle name belies its history as the home planet of the Melkur, soldiers created to serve a long dead dark force, the embodiment of evil itself. Whilst they sleep, vicious thieves are after this force’s secrets, and will stop at nothing to find them.

But will they find more than they bargained for?

AUTHOR: Johnny Byrne, adapted by Jonathan Morris, Directed by: Ken Bentley

RELEASE DATE: 31 May 2012

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CAST: Colin Baker (The Doctor), Nicola Bryant (Peri), Deborah Watling (Victoria Waterfield), David Warwick (Dysart), Miles Jupp (Dominic), Andrew Dickens (Leiss), Howard Gossington (Weska), Victoria Alcock (Marion), Greg Donaldson (David), James Hayward (Sean)

SYNOPSIS: It’s been many years since Victoria Waterfield travelled through time and space fighting monsters and dictators. Now she’s back on Earth fighting for the future of the planet. But are her environmental campaigns so far removed from those former adventures in the vortex?

As trucks carrying nuclear waste start to vanish into the air, her friends are kidnapped by a dangerous alien police force and a nuclear power plant runs dangerously close to meltdown… Victoria spies a familiar blue box.

The Doctor. After all this time, the Doctor has come back.

And now… Victoria Waterfield is going to kill him.

AUTHOR: Gary Hopkins, DIRECTOR:Ken Bentley

RELEASE DATE: 30 June 2012

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CAST: Colin Baker (The Doctor), Nicola Bryant (Peri), Dan Starkey (Jaka), Anthony Howell (Jacob), Lizzie Roper (Jane Ross), John Banks (Gentleman/Lork), Cameron Stewart (Major Thessinger)

SYNOPSIS: 1872. After finding a strange signalling device on the moon, the Doctor and Peri travel to the depths of the English countryside to track down the source of its transmissions. But they’re not the first aliens to arrive on the scene.

Old enemies of the Doctor are drawing their battle lines in the forest and the local humans will be lucky to escape the conflagration unscathed.

For hidden within this village is a deadly secret – a secret that could destroy the entire Sontaran race… and reveal the terrible mystery of their creation.

AUTHOR: Andrew Smith, DIRECTOR: Ken Bentley

RELEASE DATE: 31 July 2012

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CAST: Sylvester McCoy (The Doctor), Sophie Aldred (Ace), Philip Olivier (Hex), Ian Hogg (Albert), Elizabeth Bennett (Peggy), Peter Egan (Moloch/Announcer)

SYNOPSIS: If an attack with nuclear weapons is expected, you will hear the air attack warning. If you are not at home, but can get there within two minutes, do so. If you are in the open, take cover in the nearest building. If you cannot reach a building, lie flat on the ground and cover your head and your hands.

Arriving in the North of England in the late 1980s, Ace and Hex seek refuge at the home of Albert and Peggy Marsden… in the last few hours before the outbreak of World War Three.

Meanwhile, the Doctor is missing. Will there be anyone left for him to rescue, when the bombs begin to fall?

AUTHOR: Jonathan Morris, Directed by Ken Bentley

RELEASE DATE: 31 July 2012

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CAST: Sylvester McCoy (The Doctor), Sophie Aldred (Ace), Philip Olivier (Hex), Stuart Milligan (Garundel), Michael Rouse (Young Beowulf), Richard Bremmer (Old Beowulf), John Banks (Weohstan), James Hayward (Wiglaf)

SYNOPSIS: The TARDIS arrives in the land of the Danes, where a young warrior seeks to rid the kingdom of Hrothgar from a cruel and terrifying demon. The brave young warrior is Beowulf; the monster is Grendel… or so his name will one day be written. But what’s written down in black and white is sometimes very far from the truth – as the Doctor knows, and his companions are about to discover.

AUTHOR: Matt Fitton, Directed by Ken Bentley

RELEASE DATE: 31 August 2012

In case you haven’t check it out yet, the Big Finish Sale is in its second day with the following stories available at the low price of $5 per download!

(click here for the Big Finish April Sale page)

Click on any of the titles below for reviews on these stories (no idea why I have yet to review Fires of Vulcan or Shadow of the Scourge yet).

The Apocalypse Element
The Fires of Vulcan
The Shadow of the Scourge
The Holy Terror
The Mutant Phase
Storm Warning
Sword of Orion
The Stones of Venice
Minuet in Hell


7 thoughts on “Doctor Who Big Finish upcoming releases

  1. Some of the above sound pretty good; I do wonder if the tale with the Melkurs was ever seriously considered for television (particularly given that Byrne was extensively rewritten by Bidmead, who did quite a good job), JN-T apparently liked him as he was hired to write the poor Arc of Infinity and the atrocious Warriors of the Deep but it seems unlikely that a Keeper of Traken sequel would have cropped up four years later. Still, as you hint it’s a better idea than Timelash! The concept of the Melkurs having a “home” is pretty odd though, considering how the Melkurs were supposed to be evil beings turned into statues by Traken’s goodness. Hey, how did the Master manage to circumvent that effect anyway? (residual energy from the Eye of Harmony?) And why was there only *one* Melkur in Keeper, and that one an ambulatory TARDIS? Questions, questions…
    Good to see Colin and Nicola back in action. Perhaps they should be accompanied by theme songs? Misstra Know-It-All or Cockney Rebel’s Mr Soft for the sixth Doctor and Foxy Lady, Big Mouth Strikes Again, or Hot Stuff for Peri ;).


  2. Yep, I knew of that one and have read your review (I’m a Daily P.O.P. loyalist after all, buddy!) without looking it up wasn’t that the one with a silly name like Kwundar in it, sounds like a name from Tarzan in which case it would, of course, be awesome – as the kidz say. Did you know that the three kings (or was it wise men? My memory, tsk) brought Jesus Gold, Frankinscence and – wait for it, wait for it… – *Melkur*? True story.
    Music(als) on the brain? How dare you sir, I refute that statement! You will miss out on my new K-Tel Doctor Who Album featuring such deathless hits as Ebony and Cybery, The Polly Song, My Old Man’s a Dalek, Sontaran of the Opera, The Master of the House (from Jamie Miserable not Les Miserable), I Walk the K9 and many more. Ouch.


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  4. Wherever JN-T is now he is slapping himself for not having had that idea. Apart from Mr Ainley who would likely have been at home doing what you suggest JN-T also had Ian Levine on tap who has background in pop music, hey just look at the bang-up job he did with the K9 and Company theme and the “unforgettable” (no matter how hard you might try to) Doctor in Distress! The horror, the horror…
    Of course Eighties Doctor Who had Bonnie Langford – no stranger to song and dance – and that musical genius Peter Davison, so JN-T really missed a trick there (thankfully). Talking of Peter Davison, if you look up “Button Moon Theme” on the interwebs, you may find an example of his musical prowess. “We’re off to Button Moon/With Good Old Mr Spoon”…
    Imagine Matthew Waterhouse teaming up with Pet Shop Boys or Erasure to sing a song called “Blue Box Boy”, the Black Guardian singing “Bad”, or the Doctor performing David Bowie’s “Changes”. Ha.


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