Doctor Who – Upcoming Big Finish Releases

The Fifth Doctor and Nyssa star in another exciting anthology adventure, the Fourth Doctor embarks on his second series of stories with Romana, the Sixth Doctor arrive at Pease Pottage (twice) to meet Mel for the first and last time, and the Seventh Doctor meets the alluring Vienna Salavatori in these forthcoming Big Finish audio releases!

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

Companion Chronicles 7.05. RETURN OF THE ROCKET MEN (TBD November 2012)
A sequel to The Rocket Men.

Once before the Doctor battled the sadistic Rocket Men and once before he won. But when the dreaded pirates of the skies raid a remote frontier planet, he’s not the only member of the TARDIS crew for whom they are old enemies.

Steven Taylor knows them well. Back in his days as a pilot, on his twenty first birthday, Steven’s ship was brought down by the malevolent Van Cleef. He barely escaped with his life. And now he’s going to have to go through that again.

But this time round, he knows what happens. And he knows there’s no way out. Steven Taylor has to make a choice. A choice where either way… he loses.

Written By: Matt Fitton
Directed By: Lisa Bowerman


Peter Purves (Steven Taylor), Tim Treloar (Van Cleef)

167. THE SHADOW HEART (TBD November 2012)

One empire has fallen and another has taken its place. The race known as The Wrath are expanding into new territory. Only the Earth Empire stands in their way.

It’s been fifty years since the Doctor last visited this sector of space. And one man in particular has been awaiting his return. As the mistakes of his past come back to haunt him, and with a price on his head and bounty hunters on his tail, the Doctor is heading for a last reckoning.

The pieces are finally coming together. Somewhere deep within The Shadow Heart.

Written By: Jonathan Morris
Directed By: Ken Bentley


Sylvester McCoy (The Doctor), James Wilby (Tenebris), Chase Masterson (Vienna Salavatori), Eve Karpf (Talbar), Alex Mallinson (Horval), John Banks (Captain Webster/Starbaff/Wrath Emperor), Jaimi Barbakoff (Lt Dervish)

Special Release 2. DOCTOR WHO: VOYAGE TO THE NEW WORLD (TBD December 2012)

Roanoke Island, 1590.

The TARDIS materializes in the past, and the Doctor’s companions, Professor Litefoot and Henry Gordon Jago, find themselves prisoners of the natives in the New World.

But there’s something something strange here – stranger than even the colonists, led by Englishman John White.

What are the ghostly children? And who is the Old Man of Croaton?

The travellers are about to discover the secret of the lost colony… and it may cost Jago’s life.
Written By: Matthew Sweet
Directed By: Ken Bentley


Colin Baker (The Doctor), Christopher Benjamin (Henry Gordon Jago), Trevor Baxter (Professor George Litefoot), Philip Pope (John White), Ramon Tikaram (Wanchese), Mark Lockyer (Sir Walter Raleigh), Emerald O’Hanrahan (Eleanor Dare)

Companion Chronicles 7.06. THE CHILD (TBD December 2012)

“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


Louise Jameson (Leela), Anna Hawkes (Emily)

168. 1001 NIGHTS (TBD January 2013)

A long time ago, two travelers came from far away…

In the perfumed palace of an omnipotent Sultan, a girl must tell stories to keep the man she cares about from a cruel and horrible death. She spins tales of distant lands she has visited with a mysterious traveler, of fabulous creatures and fantastic adventures – and of a blue box that can travel in time and space.

Meanwhile, in the dungeons below the throne room, there lurks a secret which will bring down the kingdom – perhaps even the universe.

Can the Doctor and Nyssa escape from this never-ending story before the final chapter spells their end?

Written By: Emma Beeby and Gordon Rennie, Jonathan Barnes, Catherine Harvey
Directed By: Barnaby Edwards


Peter Davison (The Doctor), Sarah Sutton (Nyssa), Alexander Siddig (Sultan), Nadim Sawalha (Old Man), Teddy Kempner (Nazar), Kim Ismay (Lottie/Woman Stallholder), Malcolm Tierney (Gantha/Warder), Debbie Leigh-Simmons (Elizabeth Spinnaker/Bessie/Crying Woman), Christopher Luscombe (Alien Psychiatrist/Balladeer), Oliver Coopersmith (Hill/Archie)

Companion Chronicles 7.07. THE FLAMES OF CADIZ (TBD January 2013)

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


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

169. THE WRONG DOCTORS (TBD January 2013)

With Evelyn gone, the Doctor sets course for his destiny… in the form of his first meeting with Miss Melanie Bush, a computer programmer from the village of Pease Pottage, currently busy rehearsing with the local Amateur Dramatic Society – and blissfully unaware that her future is on its way, in his TARDIS.

Make that two TARDISes. Because at that very moment, a slightly younger Doctor is flying into Pease Pottage, too – returning his future companion Melanie Bush to her rightful place and time, after they were flung together during the course of his Time Lord trial.

Time travel is a complicated business – the iguanadon terrorising Pease Pottage being a case in point. But how much more complicated could things possibly become, if the wrong Doctor were to bump into the wrong Mel?

Written By: Matt Fitton
Directed By: Nicholas Briggs


Colin Baker (The Doctor), Bonnie Langford (Mel), Tony Gardner (Stapleton Petherbridge), James Joyce (Jedediah Thurwell), Patricia Leventon (Mrs Wilberforce), Beth Chalmers (Vaneesh), John Banks (Ksllak)

Fourth Doctor Adventures 2.01. THE AUNTIE MATTER (TBD January 2013)

‘Well, old Reggie’s finally gone and done it now, hasn’t he?

It had all started so well. Finally found a filly worthy of taking to Basset Hall for the blasted Aunt’s approval, bright young charmer called Romana, then everything goes to pot. Now some Doctor cove’s running round the place waving a wand at everything and people are firing weapons at us. It’s all terribly uncivilised.

Looks like your hero’s goose might be a trifle on the cooked side. It’s all so dashed frightening. I wonder if it’ll be done for tea?’

Written By: Jonathan Morris
Directed By: Ken Bentley


Tom Baker (The Doctor), Mary Tamm (Romana), Julia McKenzie (Florence), Robert Portal (Reggie), Lucy Griffiths (Mabel), Alan Cox (Grenville), Jane Slavin (Ligeia)

2.02. THE SANDS OF LIFE (TBD February 2013)

Sheridan Moorkirk has just been elected president of Earth… but the harsh realities of who really runs the planet are just beginning to dawn on her. And what’s more, she’s starting to hear voices.

Meanwhile, the Doctor and Romana encounter a mass of aliens heading to Earth… Aliens who have already made the mistake of upsetting the infamous Cuthbert, all-powerful CEO of The Conglomerate, by destroying one of his space platforms.

Will the Doctor and Romana be able to avert inter-species war that will destroy all life on Earth?

Written By: Nicholas Briggs
Directed By: Nicholas Briggs


Tom Baker (The Doctor), Mary Tamm (Romana), John Leeson (K9), Hayley Atwell (President Moorkurk), David Warner (Cuthbert), Toby Hadoke (Mr Dorrick), Jane Slavin (The Laan), Duncan Wisbey (General Vincent)

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