Big Finish announce four more fantastic adventures from the first era of Doctor Who, starring actors from the original sixties television series, coming in September...
In this latest box set of The Companion Chronicles, we return to travelling with the First Doctor in The First Doctor: Volume Three, with a further box set of new adventures due for release next year.
In the first story, Carole Ann Ford plays Susan in E is For…, an adventure which flirts with superheroes and what happens when someone is ‘gifted’ – is that how everyone else sees them?
In the second adventure, Maureen O’Brien reprises her role as Vicki in Daybreak, where she encounters her own heroes in a tale of morality…
The Crumbling Magician sees Anneke Wills as Polly, facing off against Continuity itself, and in the final adventure Peter Purves explores the origins of television in The Vardan Invasion of Mirth.
Here's some more details of each story:
E is For... by Julian Richards
All is not right on the planet Malkus. Every day more and more monstrosities are born; people with powers and abilities far beyond those of normal men and women. They call these people "the Gifted." And Susan has become one of them. Separated from her friends in a Police State dedicated to hunting people like her, Susan finds herself in a prison which has destroyed countless lives. And at its centre, at its heart, waiting, is the most dangerous monster of all...
Daybreak by John Pritchard
Everyone knows their story. They were heroes, who struck a blow for freedom at the cost of their own lives. Vicki grew up reading of their exploits. She's always hoped to be as brave as them.
Now the TARDIS has brought her to their dark and desperate era. The war is still unfinished, and the story's end has not been written yet. Can Vicki play her part in the struggle for a better future? Or is the past more complicated than she's bargained for?
The Vardan Invasion of Mirth by Paul Morris and Ian Atkins
The Doctor and Steven think they've arrived in London 1956, but the TARDIS disagrees. When both the Doctor and his craft are lost, it's down to Steven to solve a mystery that holds his fate in its grasp. With the help of comic Teddy Baxter, Steven's going to have to find a way into television...
The Crumbling Magician by Guy Adams
The TARDIS has crashed, its passengers in a bad way. The Doctor – not in the best of health anyway, his old body wearing somewhat thin – is in a coma; Ben is unconscious. As for Polly, she’s been affected worst of all. Time is running in the wrong order for her and she’s seen the future, a future in which she’s mortally wounded. But will Continuity allow her to die?
Joining Carole Ann Ford, Maureen O’Brien, Peter Purves and Anneke Wills (the original stars from the first three television series of Doctor Who) are Lisa Bowerman, Elliot Chapman, Stephen Critchlow, Mark Edel-Hunt, Clive Hayward and the incomparable David Warner.
You can order these adventures now direct from www.bigfinish.com to get them at the discounted pre-order price of just £14.99 on download or £19.99 on CD.
Executive Producers: Jason Haigh-Ellery, Nicholas Briggs
Director: Lisa Bowerman
Producer: Ian Atkins
Script Editor: Jacqueline Rayner
Writers: Julian Richards, John Pritchard, Paul Morris and Ian Atkins, Guy Adams
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