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Story details are today revealed for the second full-cast audio adventure in The Fourth Doctor Adventures: New Frontiers, due for release in March 2023 from Big Finish Productions.
In the brand-new box set of two four-part stories, Tom Baker stars as the Fourth Doctor — first encountering the Ice Warriors in the previously-announced Ice Heist! — alongside Louise Jameson as Leela and Nerys Hughes as the new companion Margaret Hopwood.
Then, joining the glittering cast in the second story, Antillia the Lost, is Anjli Mohindra (Bodyguard, Dark Heart, The Sarah Jane Adventures) as Theodora Markway — a hard-nosed reporter about to uncover the biggest story of her career.
Antillia. A place of mystery. A manufactured island in space, lost to time. But now it’s finally been found.
The Doctor and his friends arrive on Antillia at the same time as an expeditionary party, delighted to solve one of the great mysteries of history. But they may have found more than they bargained for.
Some things are better off lost.
The Fourth Doctor Adventures: New Frontiers is now available to pre-order as a collector’s edition 4-disc CD box set (+ download for just £24.99) or a digital download (for just £19.99), exclusively here.
Anjli Mohindra said: “Tom Baker is so funny, endearing, and charming. Working with him is really good fun. I was a little bit nervous because I’ve always admired his work but he’s just so welcoming. It’s been a real treat.
“I’ve not played someone like Theodora before. She’s quite fun but also open about how she feels – there's no beating around the bush. It’s a real adventure. I’ve loved working with everybody. There’s such an energy that everyone brings to it.”
Producer David Richardson said: “It’s no surprise that Anjli has become one of the busiest young actors in the UK — she’s a phenomenal talent who we’re always delighted to welcome back to Big Finish. So, we leapt at the opportunity to cast her in this, in a very different role to Rani Chandra — the ambitious Theodora Markway. It was thrilling to watch her running with it!”
The talented ensemble cast of Antillia the Lost also includes audio veterans Adrian Rawlins (best-known for playing James Potter in the Harry Potter franchise), Keziah Joseph (The Archers) and Richard Lumsden (Sugar Rush, Darkest Hour, The Avengers). As previously announced, Adele Lynch (Doctor Who) guest stars in the opening adventure as the Ice Warrior Kaltakk.
Doctor Who — The Fourth Doctor Adventures: New Frontiers is now available to pre-order for just £24.99 (collector’s edition CD box set + download) or £19.99 (download only), exclusively from the Big Finish website.
Big Finish listeners can save money by pre-ordering New Frontiers and 2023’s as-yet untitled second Fourth Doctor Adventures box set together in a bundle for just £46 (collection edition CD box set + download) or £39 (download only).
The Fourth Doctor Adventures: New Frontiers is also part of the 14-release Classic Doctors bundle for 2023, which is now available to pre-order for £274 (collector’s edition CD box sets + download) or £237 (download only), and also the 12-release Classic Doctors bundle for 2023, priced at £228 (collector’s edition CD box set + download) or £198 (download only).
**the 12 release bundle contains everything in the 14-release bundle except The Fourth Doctor Adventures Series 12 Volumes 1-2, which have been available to pre-order separately on the website for some time.**
All the above prices include the special pre-order discount and are subject to change after general release.
Please note that Big Finish is currently operating a digital-first release schedule. The mail-out of collector’s edition CDs may be delayed due to factors beyond our control, but all purchases of this release unlock a digital copy that can be immediately downloaded or played on the Big Finish app from the release date.