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Captain Jack Returns to Big Finish in 2017 With The Lives of Captain Jack

John Barrowman will return to the role of Captain Jack Harkness in 2017 with a new box set of audio adventures from Big Finish – The Lives of Captain Jack.

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Joined by Camille Codouri as Jackie Tyler and Russell Tovey as Alonso Frame, the set comes from the pens of James Goss and Guy Adams.

Speaking to BigFinish.com, Goss says the mini-series will feature snippets from the Captain’s long existence:

“The Lives Of Captain Jack features just four adventures from his incredibly long existence. It takes us from the year 200,101; to the Powell Estate; to the Time Agency and to an enchanted evening with Jack and Alonso Frame. John was an utter delight throughout, and the day with him and Camille may have been one of the happiest in my life.”

Synopses

1. The Year After I Died by Guy Adams

Set in the year 200,101, on an Earth ravaged by the Daleks, Jack struggles to save humanity from its oldest enemy.

2. Wednesdays For Beginners by James Goss

Jack and Jackie Tyler must unite to rescue the Powell Estate from a force whose name Jackie can never say.

3. One Enchanted Evening by James Goss

Captain Jack and Alonso Frame have only just met. But why did the Doctor want them to be together?

4. Month 25 by Guy Adams

He’s the young star of the Time Agency, and his whole life is about to fall apart. But that’s not going to stop him winning.

The Lives of Captain Jack is available to preorder now from BigFinish.com and will be released in June of 2017.

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Posted in 8th Doctor, Audio, Big Finish, Classic Series, Merchandise, News

Limited Edition Chimes of Midnight Vinyl Released This Month

Big Finish have announced that their special limited vinyl edition of The Chimes of Midnight is to be released this month, being brought September 15.

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The new set contains the original episodes across six sides, with a bonus fourth disc containing a brand new documentary talking to many who were involved in the production.

“Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house not a creature was stirring…

But something must be stirring. Something hidden in the shadows. Something which kills the servants of an old Edwardian mansion in the most brutal and macabre manner possible. Exactly on the chiming of the hour, every hour, as the grandfather clock ticks on towards midnight.

Trapped and afraid, the Doctor and Charley are forced to play detective to murders with no motive, where even the victims don’t stay dead. Time is running out.

And time itself might well be the killer…”

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[toggle title=”Cast”]Paul McGann (The Doctor)
India Fisher (Charley Pollard)
Louise Rolfe (Edith)
Lennox Greaves (Mr Shaughnessy)
Sue Wallace (Mrs Baddeley)
Robert Curbishley (Frederick)
Juliet Warner (Mary)[/toggle]
[toggle title=”Crew”]Written By: Robert Shearman
Directed By: Barnaby Edwards
Sound Design: Andy Hardwick @ ERS
Music: Russell Stone
Cover Art: Tom Webster[/toggle]
[toggle title=”Details”]Number of Discs: 4
Duration: 120′ approx
Physical Retail ISBN: 978-1-78575-333-6
Production Code: BFPDWCD8GLP
Recorded Dates: 17 and 18 January 2001
Recorded At: Bristol
Product Format: 4-disc LP (vinyl)[/toggle]
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Strictly limited to 500 copies, The Chimes of Midnight be be released on September 15 and is available to preorder now from BigFinish.com for £79. The digital version is also still available priced £2.99, while the physical CD can be purchased via the amazon link below.

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Audio Preview: The Trouble With Drax

Synopsis

The Trouble With Drax, The Fourth Doctor Adventures 5.06. Starring Tom Baker and Lalla Ward.

The cockney Time Lord Drax, whose only TV appearance was The Armageddon Factor in 1979, makes his comeback in June’s The Trouble With Drax by John Dorney. Ray Brooks takes on the role originally portrayed by Barry Jackson, while the cast also includes John Challis and Hugh Fraser.

[su_quote cite=”David Richardson” url=”https://www.bigfinish.com/news/v/doctor-who—the-fourth-doctor-adventures-series-5″%5DWe devised The Trouble With Drax for [original Drax actor] Barry [Jackson] but sadly he passed away before the script was even completed. We searched hard for an actor to continue his legacy, and Ray Brooks was the ideal choice – so charming, so naughty… I think people will love the new incarnation of Drax when they hear him.’[/su_quote]

[su_label type=”info”]The Trouble With Drax[/su_label]

Altrazar. The temporal Atlantis, a place lost to time. Believed by many to be a myth, it has long been the perfect location for the rich and powerful to hide away their most dangerous secrets.

Until now.

Because the somewhat crooked, not exactly honest, wheeler-dealer cockney Time Lord known as Drax has found a map that leads to its location. And, at the behest of a manipulative businessman, he’s going to use it.

When the TARDIS is dragged out of the space-time vortex, its crew aren’t best pleased to see the Doctor’s old school friend, even less when he pressgangs them into joining a raid on the most secure safe-house in history. However with Romana and K9 held hostage, the Doctor has little choice but to agree. With Drax in tow, he heads for the planet.

Which is where the trouble starts.

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[su_label type=”info”]Details[/su_label]

[su_accordion] [su_spoiler title=”Cast” style=”fancy”]Tom Baker (The Doctor)
Lalla Ward (Romana)
John Leeson (K9/Cabot)
Ray Brooks (Drax)
John Challis (Rosser)
Hugh Fraser (Charles Kirkland/Shopkeeper)
Jane Slavin (Shopkeeper 2)
Miranda Raison (Inspector Fleur McCormick)
John Banks (Grunthar/Street-Cleaner)[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”Crew” style=”fancy”]Written By: John Dorney
Directed By: Nicholas Briggs
Sound Design: Jamie Robertson
Music: Jamie Robertson
Cover Art: Anthony Lamb[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”Technical Details” style=”fancy”]Number of Discs: 1
Duration: 60′ approx
Physical Retail ISBN: 978-1-78178-737-3
Production Code: BFPTOMCD035[/su_spoiler] [/su_accordion]

[su_label]The Trouble With Drax is available to preorder now from BigFinish.com or via the Amazon link below. The set is released in June, exclusively from the Big Finish website, and available from other retailers from July 31st. [/su_label]

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Audio Preview: The Two Masters

Synopsis

The Two Masters, starring Sylvester McCoy as the Doctor

A special solo adventure for Sylvester McCoy as the Seventh Doctor, in the last of three stories with a recurring villain following on from …And You Will Obey Me and Vampyre of the Mind.

[su_quote cite=”Alan Barnes” url=”https://www.bigfinish.com/news/v/doctor-who-the-two-masters”%5DA ‘Two Masters’ storyline was something I’d been thinking about for a while, ever since Alex Macqueen’s ‘New’ Master arrived in UNIT: Dominion – putting him opposite Geoffrey Beevers’ ‘Old’ Master seemed an irresistible idea. But if Two Masters are better than one, then three Master stories are definitely better than two, heh heh heh. So I came up with a dastardly plan to put together a whole trilogy of adventures.[/su_quote]

[su_label type=”info”]The Two Masters[/su_label]

The future is dying. All over the universe, gaps are beginning to appear. From the space lanes terrorised by the rag-tag remnants of the once-mighty Rocket Men, to the empire of the Gorlans, stricken by a terrible civil war. Gaps in space/time, portents of the end of everything.

Only three beings might prevent it. The Doctor, a renegade Time Lord from Gallifrey. The Master, another renegade Time Lord from Gallifrey. And another Master, yet another renegade Time Lord from Gallifrey.

One Doctor. Two Masters. What could possibly go wrong?

[su_quote cite=”Jamie Anderson” url=”https://www.bigfinish.com/news/v/doctor-who-the-two-masters”%5DIt was a pleasure to be invited to direct this long-awaited team up between two versions of Doctor Who’s most iconic villain. Alan and his writers have come up with a ‘masterplan’ which is sure to surprise fans of this classic character – in his 45th year of terrorising the universe.[/su_quote]

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Details

[su_accordion] [su_spoiler title=”Cast” style=”fancy”]Sylvester McCoy (The Doctor)

Geoffrey Beevers (The Old Master)

Alex Macqueen (The New Master)

Lauren Crace (Jemima)

Russ Bain (Blore/Baron Jarvill)

Esther Hall (Tazmeena/Bauza/Mum)

James Garnon (Sebastian/Gorlan)

Neil Edmond (Sarlon/Gorlan/Time Lord)

Other parts portrayed by members of the cast.[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”Crew” style=”fancy”]Written By: John Dorney
Directed By: Jamie Anderson
Producer: David Richardson
Script Editor: Alan Barnes
Executive Producers: Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs
Sound Design: Martin Montague
Music: Jamie Robertson
Cover Art: Simon Holub[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”Technical Details” style=”fancy”]Number of Discs: 2
Duration: 120′ approx
Physical Retail ISBN: 978-1-78178-887-5
Production Code: BFPDWCD213
Recorded Dates: 8th and 9th of December, 2015
Recorded At: The Soundhouse Studios[/su_spoiler] [/su_accordion]

[su_quote cite=”Nicholas Briggs” url=”https://www.bigfinish.com/news/v/doctor-who-the-two-masters”%5DThis is something that our listeners have been asking us to do for absolutely ages, so we’re very happy to deliver! It’s also something that our boss, Jason Haigh-Ellery was very keen on. The idea has been a long time in the making, because we wanted to get it totally right. As is fitting, it’s slightly crazy, slightly mind-melting and massively exciting with loads of shocks, twists and turns along the way. We’re also very happy to have Jamie Anderson on board as director. He did a fantastic job of directing and producing our audio versions of his father Gerry’s creation, Terrahawks, that we gave him the opportunity to work on our Doctor Who range. He’s very quickly established a great working relationship with our Doctors and we hope he’ll be with us for many years to come.[/su_quote]

[su_label]The Two Masters is available to preorder now from BigFinish.com or via the Amazon link below. The audio is released in June. [/su_label]

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Audio Preview: UNIT – Shutdown

Synopsis

UNIT Shutdown, starring Jemma Redgrave and Ingrid Oliver

Kate Stewart and her UNIT team investigate and confront alien attacks on the planet Earth in the new 5 disc boxset.

[su_quote cite=”David Richardson” url=”https://www.bigfinish.com/news/v/bfd8-unit-shutdown-coming-may-2016″%5DMatt Fitton, Andrew Smith, Ken Bentley and I have had great fun creating a fearsome new breed of monster. Fast as lightning, these alien assassins will provide a brand new mystery for UNIT to solve – and, over the course of four episodes, take the world to the brink of destruction…’[/su_quote]

[su_label type=”info”]2.1 Power Cell by Matt Fitton[/su_label]

On the trail of missing alien technology, Kate Stewart encounters the ambitious Felicity Lyme. Who are Cerberus – and what are they doing in the London Docklands?

[su_label type=”info”]2.2 Death in Geneva by Andrew Smith[/su_label]

With Tengobushi assassins on their tail, Kate and Osgood retreat to UNIT Command in Geneva. High in the mountains, Captain Josh Carter comes face to face with the enemy…

[su_quote cite=”Ken Bentley” url=”https://www.bigfinish.com/news/v/bfd8-unit-shutdown-coming-may-2016″%5DOne of the things that makes UNIT different to much of what Big Finish produce is the global nature of the storytelling.’ says Ken. ‘It’s been a great pleasure to work with a genuinely international company of actors and to help bring this exciting box set to life.[/su_quote]

[su_label type=”info”]2.3 The Battle of the Tower by Andrew Smith[/su_label]

As London sleeps, an alien horde rises from the shadows. The Tower has been infiltrated – and UNIT must hold the line. At any cost. Lock and load…

[su_label type=”info”]2.4 Ice Station Alpha by Matt Fitton[/su_label]

Caught between human greed and an unstoppable alien power, Kate Stewart leads her forces on one last mission to the Antarctic. It’s UNIT against the world….

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Details

[su_accordion] [su_spoiler title=”Cast” style=”fancy”]Jemma Redgrave (Kate Stewart)

Ingrid Oliver (Osgood)

Warren Brown (Sam Bishop)

James Joyce (Captain Josh Carter)

Alice Krige (Felicity Lime)

Asif Khan (Jay Roy)

Tyrone Huggins (Dr Kenton Eastwood)

Nigel Carrington (Sir Peter Latcham)

Beth Chalmers (Anna/Radio Announcer/Quizmaster)

Harry Ditson(General Grant Avery)

Dan Li (Dokan/Alien Leader)

Akira Koieyama(Chiso/Tengobushi Assassins)

Stephen Billington (Commander Bergam)

Jot Davies (Sebastien/Majoy Disanto)

Other parts portrayed by the cast.[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”Crew” style=”fancy”]Written By: Matt Fitton, Andrew Smith
Directed By: Ken Bentley
Producer: David Richardson
Script Editor: Ken Bentley, Matt Fitton
Executive Producers: Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs
Sound Design: Howard Carter
Music: Howard Carter
Cover Art: Tom Webster[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”Technical Details” style=”fancy”]Number of Discs: 5
Duration: 300′ approx
Physical Retail ISBN: 978-1-78178-614-7
Production Code: BFPUNS02[/su_spoiler] [/su_accordion]

[su_label]UNIT Shutdown is available to preorder now from BigFinish.com or via the Amazon link below. The set is released in June, exclusively from the Big Finish website, and available from other retailers from August 31st. [/su_label]

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Audio Preview: The Second Doctor, Volume One

Synopsis

The Companion Chronicles: The Second Doctor Volume 1
The Companion Chronicles: The Second Doctor Volume 1

A new four-disc release featuring four tales from figures associated with the Second Doctor era, and a second actor.

[su_quote cite=”Ian Atkins” url=”https://www.bigfinish.com/news/v/doctor-who-the-second-doctor-companion-chronicles—cover-revealed”%5DDeborah and Frazer were superb in studio, and it’s been a thrill to be able to listen to such a classic period of Doctor Who being revisited. There’s such a fondness for that era with the actors: it’s very hard to describe getting them into studio as work![/su_quote]

[su_label type=”info”]10.1 The Mouthless Dead by John Pritchard[/su_label]

The TARDIS arrives in 1920s England, the Doctor, Jamie, Ben and Polly finding themselves in a wintry dusk beside a railway line. The station nearby appears deserted, but there are figures watching from the shadows, all of them waiting for a dead man’s train…

[su_label type=”info”]10.2 The Story of Extinction by Ian Atkins[/su_label]

Civilisations rise and fall – and few planets have seen this happen more often than Amyrndaa. The Doctor, Jamie and Victoria join a survey team to find out why on the planet where everything is suited to creating life, nothing lives for long…

[su_quote cite=”Ian Atkins” url=”https://www.bigfinish.com/news/v/doctor-who-the-second-doctor-companion-chronicles—cover-revealed”%5DAs with all the stories in this set, it looks at a significant aspect of Jamie’s time with the Doctor and in this case what it’s like to be thrown together with someone of your own age, and how you think of each other. All the while finding yourselves on a idyllic planet where nothing lives for long…[/su_quote]

[su_label type=”info”]10.3 The Integral by David Bartlett[/su_label]

When tempers fray in the TARDIS, the Doctor struggles to help Jamie and Zoe resolve their differences. Arriving at Aspen Base proves a welcome distraction; but the isolated facility is under siege. Can Jamie’s belief in right and wrong withstand the perspective changing power of the Integral?

[su_label type=”info”]10.4 The Edge by Rob Nisbet[/su_label]

The Edge is the galaxy’s scientific hub of experimentation, theoretical breakthroughs and invention – just the sort of place to interest the Doctor and Zoe. However, a secret lies hidden in The Edge laboratories. Jamie instinctively knows that something is wrong, and it doesn’t take long for him to be proved right….

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Details

[su_accordion] [su_spoiler title=”Cast” style=”fancy”]Frazer Hines (Jamie)
Anneke Wills (Polly)
Deborah Watling (Victoria)
Wendy Padbury (Zoe)
Elliot Chapman (Ben)
Robert Whitelock (Curtis)[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”Crew” style=”fancy”]Written By: John Pritchard, Ian Atkins, David Bartlett, Rob Lisbet
Directed By: Lisa Bowerman
Producer: Ian Atkins
Script Editor: Jacqueline Rayner
Executive Producers: Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs
Sound Design: James Callaghan, Richard Fox & Lauren Yason
Music: Benji Clifford
Cover Art: Simon Holub[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”Technical Details” style=”fancy”]Number of Discs: 4
Duration: 240′ approx
Physical Retail ISBN: 978-1-78575-014-4
Digital Retail ISBN: 978-1-78575-015-1
Production Code: BFPDWCC100
Recorded Dates: 27th October, 16th December 2015, 7th January, 23rd January, 11th March 2016
Recorded At: Audio Sorcery, The Moat Studios[/su_spoiler] [/su_accordion]

[su_label]The Second Doctor, Volume 01 is available to preorder now from BigFinish.com or via the Amazon link below. The set is released in June, exclusively from the Big Finish website, and available from other retailers from July 31st. [/su_label]

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Big Finish Review: The Diary of River Song

Introducing the character of River Song to Big Finish’s ranges, The Diary of River Song sees Alex Kingston resuming her role in four new episodes, surprise released by Big Finish this last Christmas Day following The Husbands of River Song. Will River translate well to audio? can Big Finish match the highs of their other ongoing series releases? read on!

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The Boundless Sea by Jenny T Colgan

River Song has had more than enough excitement for a while. Deciding the universe – and her husband – can look after themselves, she has immersed herself in early 20th century academia, absorbed in writing archaeological theses. But when a mysterious tomb is found in a dry, distant land, excitement comes looking for River. Can Professor Song stop any more members of the expedition from dying? What deadly secrets lie buried within the crypt? And will British Consul Bertie Potts prove to be a help, or a hindrance?

diary-of-river-big-finish-the-boundless-sea-300x300Acting as the set-up to the rest of the set, The Boundless Sea is an excellent opening chapter for River Song with Big Finish. Taking River right back to her archeologist roots, there’s something of the Indiana Jones and Mummy series’ here, River taken back to the golden “Howard Carter” age of archeology to investigate a mysterious tomb and possible death in it’s walls.

Alexander Vlahos stands out as the wonderful Bertie, River’s companion for the play, and the opening chapter is enthused with a sense of fun and energy, fixed with some heavy emotion when called for. It is perfect echo of the best aspects of the River Song character on television and, as fans of the genre, Jenny T Colgan has given us one of our favourite Big Finish hours of 2015.

I Went to a Marvellous Party by Justin Richards

River Song always enjoys a good party, even when she’s not entirely sure where or when the party is taking place. But the party she ends up at is one where not everything – or indeed everyone – is what it seems… Being River, it doesn’t take her too long to go exploring, and it doesn’t take her too long to get into trouble. The sort of trouble that involves manipulating other civilisations, exploitation, and of course murder. River is confident she can find the killer. But can she identify them before anyone else – or quite possibly everyone else – gets killed?

i-went-to-a-marvellous-partyOur second instalment, while not reaching the highs of the opening chapter, brings firm echoes of the River we saw at Christmas, a murder mystery at a very posh party attended by the decadent elites… and does River have a whole new husband?

The idea of a universal elite pulling strings like a galactic illuminati is one that has potential to be either incredible fun or provide quick and effective drama and their introduction is effective.

Big Finish have produced a number of plays along the murder mystery theme, as recently as You Are the Doctor and Other Stories, and while there is enjoyment here, the play seems to be a holding piece between the explosive opening and both the emotional Signs and the return of Paul McGann in the final instalment, foreshadowing both episodes with the promise of River’s “husband” arriving throughput.

Signs by James Goss

River Song is on the trail of the mysterious, planet-killing SporeShips. Nobody knows where they come from. Nobody knows why they are here. All they do know is that wherever the SporeShips appear, whole civilisations are reduced to mulch. But River has help. Her companion is a handsome time-travelling stranger, someone with specialist knowledge of the oddities and dangers the universe has to offer. For Mr Song has a connection to River’s future, and he would never want his wife to face those perils alone…

diary-of-river-big-finish-signs-300x300The third part of the boxset, Signs, is the standout, yet presents a very different type of story to anything else herein. Essentially a two-hander between Alex Kingston and Samuel West, Signs is a clever and emotional piece by Big Finish regular James Goss. River and her husband investigate the mystery of the SporeShips, River beset by illness and memory loss as we flash backward and forward.

An episode that requires concentration, Alex Kingston is at her absolute best here, coupled with an equally standout performance by Samuel West and there are distinct echoes of the closing moments of The Husbands of River Song here alongside, perhaps surprisingly, The Next Doctor and Heaven Sent.

The Rulers of the Universe by Matt Fitton

As shocking secrets are exposed, and a grand plan for the universe is revealed, River decides it’s time she took control of events once and for all. Out in deep space, a clandestine society faces off with an ancient and powerful alien force – but, for River, there’s an added complication. The Eighth Doctor has been caught in the middle, and she must make sure her future husband can arrive at his own destiny with all his memories – not to mention his lives – intact…

the-rulers-of-the-universeThe Rulers of the Universe sees Paul McGann and Alex Kingston together as River and the Eighth Doctor for our big “set finale”. Despite asking “how will they do it?” before the release, the answer is simple and effective and we get our first glimpses of the Eighth Doctor we saw during the events of The Night of the Doctor, Paul McGann having an instant chemistry with Alex Kingston, a fact that bodes well for their coming reunion in Doom Coalition 2.

With the stakes high, The Rulers of the Universe brings the set to a satisfying conclusion with Matt Fitton crafting an episode that’s possibly closest to the ongoing series in spirit, the resolution being straight out of Steven Moffat’s time bending playbook.

Concluding

The Dairy of River Song takes the best aspects of the River Song and uses them to their fullest effect here, many of the settings and themes complimenting not only The Husbands of River Song but both Series 8 and Series 9The Dairy of River Song tells a tale worthy of River and Alex Kingston effortlessly transfers her performance to the new medium, the character written as somewhat more sober than her more extravagant TV excesses. With strong performances from the supporting cast, Samuel West in particular standing out, The Dairy of River Song is an excellent start to the range and comes highly recommended… dare we say we enjoyed it more than The Husbands of River Song?

The Diary of River Song is available now from BigFinish.com.

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Big Finish’s The Diary of River Song is Out Now!

Not quite read to leave River Song behind this Christmas Day? well you don’t have to as Big Finish Productions play Santa and bring us one last surprise down the Doctor Who chimney (it’s bigger on the inside!)… Yes, The Diary of River Song has been released a day early!

Featuring Alex Kingston and Paul McGann, the four disc box set is available to download now at BigFinish.com

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Synopsis

1.1 The Boundless Sea by Jenny T Colgan

River Song has had more than enough excitement for a while. Deciding the universe – and her husband – can look after themselves, she has immersed herself in early 20th century academia, absorbed in writing archaeological theses.

But when a mysterious tomb is found in a dry, distant land, excitement comes looking for River.

Can Professor Song stop any more members of the expedition from dying? What deadly secrets lie buried within the crypt? And will British Consul Bertie Potts prove to be a help, or a hindrance?

1.2 I Went to a Marvellous Party by Justin Richards

River Song always enjoys a good party, even when she’s not entirely sure where or when the party is taking place. But the party she ends up at is one where not everything – or indeed everyone – is what it seems…

Being River, it doesn’t take her too long to go exploring, and it doesn’t take her too long to get into trouble. The sort of trouble that involves manipulating other civilisations, exploitation, and of course murder.

River is confident she can find the killer. But can she identify them before anyone else – or quite possibly everyone else – gets killed?

1.3 Signs by James Goss

River Song is on the trail of the mysterious, planet-killing SporeShips.

Nobody knows where they come from. Nobody knows why they are here. All they do know is that wherever the SporeShips appear, whole civilisations are reduced to mulch.

But River has help. Her companion is a handsome time-travelling stranger, someone with specialist knowledge of the oddities and dangers the universe has to offer. For Mr Song has a connection to River’s future, and he would never want his wife to face those perils alone…

1.4 The Rulers of the Universe by Matt Fitton

As shocking secrets are exposed, and a grand plan for the universe is revealed, River decides it’s time she took control of events once and for all.

Out in deep space, a clandestine society faces off with an ancient and powerful alien force – but, for River, there’s an added complication.

The Eighth Doctor has been caught in the middle, and she must make sure her future husband can arrive at his own destiny with all his memories – not to mention his lives – intact…

Written By: Jenny T Colgan, Justin Richards, James Goss, Matt Fitton
Directed By: Ken Bentley

Cast: Alex Kingston (River Song), Paul McGann (The Doctor), Alexander Vlahos (Bertie Potts), Alexander Siddig (Marcus Gifford), Imogen Stubbs (Isabella Clerkwell), Gbemisola Ikumelo (Prim), Charlotte Christie (Daphne Garsington), Alisdair Simpson (Colonel Lifford), Oliver Dimsdale (Archie Ferrers), John Banks (Professor Straiton), Letty Butler (Spritz), John Voce (Jenkins), Aaron Neil (Sanukuma Master) and Samuel West (Mr Song). Other parts played by the cast.

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Big Finish Release Trailer for Doom Coalition 2 Featuring Paul McGann & Alex Kingston

Big Finish Productions have released the trailer for the forthcoming Doom Coalition 2 featuring both Paul McGann and Alex Kingston.

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Consisting of four new episodes, Doom Coalition 2 will see Paul McGann once again team up with River Song after their debut together this Christmas season in The Diary of River Song, released on the 26th.

2.1 Beachhead by Nicholas Briggs 

The residents of Stegmoor Bay have more to deal with than the elements when a flash flood uncovers the remains of a Voord scout ship.

2.2 Scenes from Her Life by John Dorney

Following a clue into the time vortex, the Doctor investigates a desolate city only to discover a horrifying plot to create a monster.

2.3 The Gift by Marc Platt 

San Francisco, 1906, and a desperate race to prevent the destruction of more than just the city.

2.4 The Sonomancer by Matt Fitton 

River Song tries to stop a mining company from exploiting the Syran people only to discover the miners have uncovered much more than they bargained for.

The trailer can be listened to via Big Finish’s official Soundcloud below:

The sequel to the popular Doom Coalition 1, the four episode set will be released in March 2016 and is available to preorder now from BigFinish.com.

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Presenting the Big Finish/Doctor Who Legacy Humble Bundle

Humble Bundle have a new Doctor Who bundle available, this time including many early Big Finish releases alongside Doctor Who Legacy items.

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The Audiobook Bundle: Worlds of Doctor Who, includes Whispers of Terror, Destiny of the Doctor: Death’s Deal, Phantasmagoria, and The Sirens of Time, all under Humble Bundle’s trademark pay what you want deal.

Pay more than the average price to also receive Destiny of the Doctor: The Time Machine, The Genocide Machine, The Marian Conspiracy, The Fearmonger, and Land of the Dead.

Pay $15 or more for all of the above plus Red Dawn, Torchwood: The Conspiracy, and The Worlds of Big Finish.

Doctor Who: Legacy. Download Doctor Who: Legacy for free, and when you buy the bundle, you’ll receive bonus content for the game! Pay what you want to receive the fifth, sixth, and seventh Doctors. Pay more than the average price to also receive Ace (from Fearmonger), Clara (from The Time Machine), and a Fez costume for the 11th Doctor. Pay $15 or more for all of that plus Jack Harkness and Ianto (both from Torchwood).

Choose the price: Together, these audiobooks ordinarily cost up to $238. At Humble Bundle, though, you name the price!

Listen anywhere: These books are available in MP3 and FLAC formats, meaning you can listen to them anywhere at any time.

Choose where the money goes: between the developers, Doctors Without Borders / MSF, and, if you’d like, a second charity of your choice via the PayPal Giving Fund. For details on how this works, click here. If you like this bundle or like what we do, you can leave us a Humble Tip too.

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Payments to Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) are made via the PayPal Giving Fund.

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural and man-made disasters, and exclusion from health care in nearly 70 countries.

The Audiobook Bundle: Worlds of Doctor Who, can be downloaded from HumbleBundle.com.