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They’re back! David Tennant and Alex Kingston return in three brand-new Doctor Who audio adventures, released today as individual stories or together in a box set from Big Finish Productions.
The Doctor and River Song have a complex history. The Tenth Doctor knows what her fate is when he’s young, while River knows everything they’re going to go through when she meets him for the first time.
Now, The Tenth Doctor and River Song reunite for the first time in over a decade in a full-cast audio production full of wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey adventures, and featuring guest appearances by previous Doctors Peter Davison and Colin Baker, plus Anjli Mohindra, Joe Sims, Joe Jameson, Barnaby Kay, Mina Anwar, Sam Benjamin, Emma Swan and Tim Bentinck.
The Doctor knows that River Song is a part of his future. A maddening, intriguing, but inevitable part.
Their lives are becoming inextricably intertwined, but in these early days – for the Doctor at least – they must navigate their relationship without too many spoilers.
Whatever her past, and the Doctor’s future, holds, River will make sure that he has fun untangling the mystery...
The three stories are as follows:
Expiry Dating by James Goss
The first time the Doctor met River Song, he saw her die. And now she’s asking him on a date. Well, not a date, exactly... More of a mission.
But the Doctor isn’t at anyone’s beck and call. Or so he thinks.
With billions of lives hanging in the balance, can the Doctor afford not to do whatever River wants? Whichever one of him she asks?
Precious Annihilation by Lizzie Hopley
When jewels become lethal in the London of 1912, both River and the Doctor turn up to find out why.
A mystery takes them centuries into the past, and onto the high seas, where a superstitious crew edges towards mutiny.
The star-crossed couple are about to find out that, while gemstones inspire jealousy, love can be the deadliest treasure of all...
Ghosts by Jonathan Morris
River and the Doctor meet on the most haunted planet in the galaxy. The Doctor’s not sure it’s an ideal date - until they discover a mystery.
Something is wrong with the ghosts. Something might even be killing them...
And as the Doctor and River investigate, the truth of what’s happening on the planet of ghosts may prove deadly for them both.
On television, the Tenth Doctor and River Song met only once, in the Steven Moffat-penned story Silence in the Library/The Forest of the Dead.
Alex Kingston said: “I thought that it was a lovely, sad, encapsulated story arc, where she sacrifices herself and you never really fully get to know what happened between them.
“It never occurred to me that it was going to go further than that. My library is getting bigger and bigger by the year. And that is not a euphemism.”
David Tennant added: “What's fascinating about this relationship is that they're both at different stages of it and my Doctor is baffled by her. And doesn't understand why she's being so flirty. It doesn't really compute.
“Over the course of these three stories he certainly softens towards her ways. It's an interesting thing to play. How wonderful that it’s possible and what a treat that we can still tell these stories.”
Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor and River Song is now available to own at the special price of £27.99 as a collector’s edition four-disc CD box set or £19.99 as a download HERE!
Each story is also being released as a single-disc vanilla edition, with no extras, for just £10.99 on CD or £8.99 as a download. Big Finish listeners can save money by purchasing all three single-disc releases as a bundle for £25 on CD, or £19 as a digital download. Get Expiry Dating HERE, Precious Annihilation HERE and Ghosts HERE.