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The Eighth Doctor: The Time War Series 3

The Eighth Doctor: The Time War Series 3

Author: Nicholas Briggs Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 30/09/2019

A special run of prequels to Doctor Who: The War Doctor. The Eighth Doctor battles for survival in the Time War - a legendary combat between the Time Lords and their arch enemies the Daleks, an event so huge, so terrible, that only a fragment could be realised on television. These audio adventures bring the epic scale of the conflict to life as the two races battle and the universe burns in the cross-fire...

Doctor Who: The Legacy of Time

Doctor Who: The Legacy of Time

Author: James Goss, Guy Adams, John Dorney, Matt Fitton Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 30/09/2019

An epic six story set celebrating 20 years of Doctor Who at Big Finish! Time is collapsing. Incidents of chaos and devastation are appearing throughout the lives of one Time Lord and his many friends -all fallout from one terrible disaster.From Earth's past and present to timeless alien worlds, from the cloisters of Gallifrey into the Vortex itself...The Doctor must save universal history -and he needsall the help he can get. This special release to celebrate 20 years of Doctor Who at Big Finish is a limited edition pressing of just 4,000 copies, and contains two Behind the Scenes discs. Six hour-long stories see characters from the entire history of Doctor Who crossing paths - some for the very first time! Professor River Song (Alex Kingston) meets her predecessor, another time-travelling archaeologist, Professor Bernice Summerfield (Lisa Bowerman). Kate Stewart (Jemma Redgrave) travels back in time to classic UNIT and meets the Third Doctor (voiced by Tim Treloar) and Jo Grant (Katy Manning). CAST: Tom Baker (The Doctor), Peter Davison (The Doctor), Sylvester McCoy (The Doctor), Colin Baker (The Doctor), Paul McGann (The Doctor),Tim Treloar (The Doctor),Sophie Aldred (Ace), Lisa Bowerman (Bernice Summerfield) ,India Fisher (Charlotte Pollard),Karen Gledhill (Allison Williams),John Heffernan (The Nine), Anna Hope (DI Patricia Menzies), Louise Jameson (Leela), Alex Kingston (River Song), Katy Manning (Jo Jones),Ingrid Oliver (Osgood), Jemma Redgrave (Kate Stewart), Hugh Ross (Sir Toby Kinsella), Pamela Salem (Rachel Jensen), Georgia Tennant (Jenny), Lalla Ward (Romana), Simon Williams (Group Captain Gilmore). More cast details to follow. .

Doctor Who Monthly Adventures #254 - Emissary of the Daleks

Doctor Who Monthly Adventures #254 - Emissary of the Daleks

Author: Andrew Smith, Steve Power, Lee Johnson Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 30/09/2019

On the planet Omnia, a young man leads the Doctor and Peri through the battle-scarred ruins of a city. Among the rubble he shows them proof that their invaders and new masters, thought to be invincible, can be defeated. The proof is the blasted, burnt-out remains of a Dalek. But this is a Dalek-occupied world like few others. For one thing,there are few Daleks to be seen. And for another,the Daleks have appointed an Omnian, Magister Carmen Rega, to govern the planet as their emissary. Why are the Daleks not present in force? And can the Doctor and Peri risk helping the Omnians, when the least show of resistance will be met with devastating reprisals from space? CAST: Colin Baker (The Doctor), Nicola Bryant (Peri),Saskia Reeves (Carmen Rega),William Ellis (Aldo Rega), Bruce Alexander (Hingus), Natasha Karp (Shayna/Tasha), Ray Cezan (Kalib/Scientist), John Rayment (Gordus), Richard Keith (Watcher/Operative), Nicholas Briggs (The Daleks). Other parts played by members of the cast.

Torchwood #29 - Serenity

Torchwood #29 - Serenity

Author: James Moran, Richard Fox, Blair Mowat Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 30/09/2019

Serenity Plaza is the most exclusive gated community in South Wales. You'd kill to live there. Jack and Ianto have gone undercover as a happily married couple. There are rumours that Jack and Ianto have gone undercover as a happily married couple. There are rumours that something's wrong at Serenity Plaza and they're determined to investigate. But the problem is that Serenity Plaza is just so rigidly normal. Suddenly, Jack and Ianto have to confront the problems that normal couples face. Sharing a house together, doing the washing up, entering the residents' baking contest, and hoping to win the Best Kept Lawn. Competition is fierce. Because this is Serenity Plaza. And you'd kill to live there. CAST: John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness), Gareth David-Lloyd (Ianto Jones),Ellie Darvill (Vanessa), Deirdre Mullins (Kelly) Joe Shire (Bob). Other parts played by members of the cast. NOTE: Torchwood contains adult material and may not be suitable for younger listeners.

The War Master 3 - Rage of the Time Lords

The War Master 3 - Rage of the Time Lords

Author: Tim Foley, David Llewellyn, Peter Doggart Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 30/09/2019

A brand-new four-part adventure featuring the Master's exploits in the Time War. With all of space and time in chaos, the Master plots his most audacious project yet. Only one other Time Lord has ever been able to stop him. But where is that Time Lord when the universe needs him? CAST: Derek Jacobi (The Master),Paul McGann (The Doctor), Katherine Pearce (Alice Pritchard), Mina Anwar (Valerie Pritchard), Su Douglas (Lady Raleigh), Laura Riseborough (Hannah Raleigh), Paul Clayton(Judge Hale), Youssef Kerkour (Giuseppe Sabatini), Taj Atwal (Esther), Anjela Lauren Smith (Genevieve), Ryan Forde Iosco (Fletcher), Dominic Thorburn (Mandrake), Liz Sutherland-Lim (Professor Silver), James MacCallum (Crantz), Lu Corfiel(Stern),Shvorne Marks (Pryor), Ricky Nixon (Turma). Other parts played by members of the cast.

The Last Human

The Last Human

Author: Zack Jordan Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/09/2019

She's the last human left in the universe. She has a bounty on her head and a hundred enemies on her heel. Things aren't looking good for the universe. Sarya Vald is the galaxy's worst nightmare: a Human. Fortunately, she's the last one. Adopted and raised by the alien Senya, a terrifying sentient spider-like species known as a Widow, Sarya has lived on a space station her entire life. But the space station's central intelligence, ELLIE, a grumpy 1,500 year-old AI, outs Sarya as a restricted species and threatens to throw her out the nearest airlock. Forced to flee as the station's inhabitants begin to riot, Sarya commandeers a ship, a talkative space-suit, a cheerful pet (that happens to be a floating blob), and heads for the edge of civilization. Years later, ships have returned from the less-traveled tradeways of the universe, missing cargo and crew members but bearing tales of a band of smugglers and pirates, headed by a captain who looks a lot like the galaxy's worst nightmare... a real-live Human.

The Tenth Doctor Adventures Volume Three: One Mile Down

The Tenth Doctor Adventures Volume Three: One Mile Down

Author: Jenny T Colgan, Howard Carter, Tom Webster Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 31/08/2019

Donna and the Doctor take a holiday in the beautiful underwater city of Vallarasee. Things have changed since the Doctor last swam through. Vallarasee is now enclosed in an airdome, with Judoon patrolling historic sites. Now, instead of tourists wearing breathing-helmets, native Fins are forced to adapt. But leaks are trickling into the dome. The Judoon must be persuaded that disaster is imminent, or thousands will be trapped, as the waters rise. CAST: David Tennant (The Doctor), Catherine Tate (Donna Noble), Nicholas Briggs (Judoon Captain /Clo / Judoon), Eleanor Crooks (Patricia Derbyshire), Rakie Ayola (Andrea), Christopher Naylor (Pickus), Robert Whitelock (Garth / Thispus). Other parts played by members of the cast.

Doctor Who The Monthly Adventures #253 Memories of a Tyrant

Doctor Who The Monthly Adventures #253 Memories of a Tyrant

Author: Roland Moore, Lee Adams, Andy Hardwick Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 31/08/2019

What if you'd committed a truly dreadful crime but couldn't remember? The Doctor takes Peri to the Memory Farm - a state of the art space station where hidden memories can be harvested and analysed. To their surprise, they find the station in lock-down and all its resources dedicated to probing the memories of an elderly man. Garius Moro may, or may not, have been responsible for the deaths of billions of people many years ago, but he simply can't remember. The assembled representatives of two opposing factions, each with their own agenda, anxiously wait for the truth to be unlocked from Moro's mind. But when a memory does eventually surface, everyone is surprised to learn that it is of Peri. CAST: Colin Baker (The Doctor), Nicola Bryant (Peri), Joseph Mydell (Garius Moro), Diane Keen (Varish), Charlotte Strevens (Naras), Caleb Frederick (Offram), Sean Connolly (Kennedy), Steven Wickham (Grisk / Venorg), John Green (Otwoe). Other parts played by members of the cast.

Torchwood: God Among Us Part 3

Torchwood: God Among Us Part 3

Author: Alexandria Riley, Robin Bell, Tim Foley, James Goss Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 31/08/2019

Big Finish picks up the events after Miracle Day, after Aliens Among Us with Torchwood: God Among Us. Cardiff is recovering from a catastrophe. Torchwood find themselves up against the Disaster Recovery Committee -instead of putting the city back on its feet, it seems to be preparing for something worse. There's a conspiracy to be exposed, a mythical monster becomes real, fights are breaking out over drinking water, and Jack Harkness is getting ready for the end of the world. 9. A Mother's Son by Alexandria Riley. Cardiff has suffered a catastrophic flood. Dozens are still missing. Survivors fill camps across the city. An inquiry has been set up to find out what happened.10.ScrapeJane by Robin Bell. ScrapeJane is a myth. A monster made up by an urban explorer. A monster that's caught on. A monster with forums, with merch, with a book deal. A monster that people have started to believe in. A monster that's started killing. 11. Day Zero by Tim Foley. They've been warning about it for ages. Poisonous mould in the water supply. But it's finally got out of hand. It's day zero -the day Cardiff runs out of drinking water. 12.Thoughts and Prayers by James Goss. Cardiff lies broken. Torchwood's leaders are either arrested or dead. In a storage unit something forgotten has been reborn. And underneath the city, a terrible impossibility has been built. CAST: John Barrowman(Captain Jack Harkness),Tracy-Ann Oberman (Yvonne Hartman),Alexandria Riley(Ng), Paul Clayton(Mr Colchester), Samantha Beart (Orr), Jonny Green (Tyler Steele), Tom Price (Andy Davidson) ,Ramon Tikaram (Colin Colchester-Price), Jacqueline King (God), Mina Anwar (Bethan), Tariq Ali (Lead Counsel), Elian West (Louise), Aaron Anthony (Anthony), Francois Pandolfo (News Researcher), Abbie Hern (Niamh), Peter Heenan (Jeff), Ri Richards (Meredith Pope), Taj Atwa l(Sal), Laura Dalgleish (Faye), Timothy Blore (Security Guard), William Kirk (Bay Soldier), Harry Heap (Angry Boy), Gabin Kongolo (Angry Man). Other parts played by members of the cast. NOTE: TORCHWOOD CONTAINS ADULT MATERIAL AND IS NOT SUITABLE FOR YOUNGER LISTENERS.

The Tenth Doctor Adventures Volume Three: The Creeping Death

The Tenth Doctor Adventures Volume Three: The Creeping Death

Author: Roy Gill, Howard Carter, Tom Webster Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 31/08/2019

London, 1952, and a deadly smog envelops the capital. But something even more dangerous - and alien - is hiding within the mists. When the Doctor and Donna get lost in the fog, they find a motley group of Londoners trying to make their way home. Very soon, the stakes are raised, as death creeps along fume-choked streets, and not everyone will make it out alive. CAST: David Tennant (The Doctor), Catherine Tate (Donna Noble), Lauren Cornelius (Ivy Clark), Theo Stevenson (Terry Hopkins), Kieran Bew (Richard Cooper), Stephen Critchlow (Malcolm Wishart), Helen Goldwyn (Alice Aiken / Fumifugium). Other parts played by members of the cast.

The Eighth Doctor Adventures - The Further Adventures of Lucie Miller

The Eighth Doctor Adventures - The Further Adventures of Lucie Miller

Author: Nicholas Briggs, Alice Cavender, Eddie Robson, Alan Barnes Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 31/08/2019

National treasure Sheridan Smith returns to the role of Lucie Miller in these four new adventures with the Eighth Doctor! 1. The Dalek Trap by Nicholas Briggs. The thing about black holes is, they're big and they're black and they're deadly, and you'd have to be mad to go anywhere near them. Because anything that falls inside a black hole ends up crushed in the singularity. Unfortunately, the Doctor just went mad, or so it seems, and flew his TARDIS beyond a black hole's event horizon, causing him and his companion Lucie Miller to end up marooned on a planetoid just inside the event horizon. Along with a Dalek saucer... and something else. Because this is no ordinary black hole... This is the Cradle of the Darkness. 2. The Revolution Game by Alice Cavender. It's Lucie's birthday, and her birthday treat awaits. But whatever she's expecting, it's not what she's getting on the colony world of Castus Sigma in the year 3025: ringside seats for the interplanetary Retro Roller Derby - sponsored by Heliacorp, turning sunlight into gold ! It's more than just a game, though. For the competitors, it's a matter of life or death - a New Life with Heliacorp, or a living death on Castus Sigma. Or, on this fateful day, a very actual death. Because there are strange creatures living out on the plain, beyond the colony. Creatures with every reason to want to sabotage the games. Creatures with a grudge. 3. The House on the Edge of Chaos by Eddie Robson. The TARDIS brings the Doctor and Lucie to a vast house on the planet known as Horton's Orb. The only house on Horton's Orb, in fact. Outside its outsized windows there's nothing. No land. No sea. No sky. No life. Just an endless expanse of static. Inside the house, there's an upstairs and a downstairs - servants below, gentlefolk from the finest of the house's families above. Alas, there are altogether too few eligible ladies on the upper floors these days. Meaning there's a vacancy for Miss Lucie Miller, single and unattached...Outside the house, the static howls on. Except now, the static wants to get in. 4. Island of the Fendahl by Alan Barnes. The Fendahl is the death of evolution, the horror that lies in wait at the far end of the food chain. The Fendahl is death itself. And the Fendahl is dead. The Doctor destroyed it many years ago, in another incarnation, when he encountered it in a place called Fetchborough. But if the Fendahl is dead... how can it live again, on the remote island of Fandor? CAST: Paul McGann (The Doctor), Sheridan Smith (Lucie Miller), Matt Lloyd Davies (Jik Gelliska), Amanda Hurwitz (Raz Kalisto), Jonathan Keeble (Clegg), Madeline Duggan (Sash), Tom Alexander (George), Alicia Ambrose-Bayly (Tallulah / Alana Kelly), Carla Mendonca (Evangeline Horton), Rupert Vansittart (Darius Horton), Emily Woodward (Frances Horton), Joe Jameson (Berrigan Horton), Carlyss Peer (Diane Howard), Atilla Akinci (Dieter Fendelman), Paul Panting (Freddie), Lauren Cornelius (Maxine Mitchell), Bethan Dixon Bate (Landlady) and Nicholas Briggs (The Daleks). Other parts played by members of the cast.

The Tenth Doctor Adventures Volume Three: No Place

The Tenth Doctor Adventures Volume Three: No Place

Author: James Goss, Howard Carter, Tom Webster Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 31/08/2019

It's `Haunted Makeovers!' The home improvement show with a spooky twist. The Noble family are hoping to cast out a few spirits along with the old bathroom suite. Presenter Justin joins Donna, Wilf, Sylvia and the Doctor for the latest edition of his reality TV series. Of course, Justin knows that any supernatural phenomena can be faked. Ghosts can't possibly be real. Can they..? CAST: David Tennant (The Doctor), Catherine Tate (Donna Noble), Jacqueline King (Sylvia Noble), Bernard Cribbins (Wilfred Mott), Joel Fry (Justin / Hidden Voice), Peter Singh (Jas). Other parts played by members of the cast.