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Missy – the Master’s larger than life female incarnation played by Michelle Gomez – is returning for a second dose of mayhem... and it’s all in the most delightful way.
In her first box set of full-cast audio adventures, released in February 2019, Missy was employed as a nanny in Victorian England and encountered fellow renegade Time Lord, the Meddling Monk, as she sought to gain herself a functioning TARDIS.
Now she's back, running into enemies old and new, including children from the past, Time Agents from the future and the enigmatic Lumiat.
Comedian and actor Rufus Hound returns as the Meddling Monk, alongside Dan Starkey as Sontaran commander Strax. Also joining the cast, and making her Big Finish debut, is BAFTA-winning actor Gina McKee, playing a character that appears to know Missy just a little too well...
Missy... alone, unleashed and unfettered. What does she get up to when the Doctor isn’t around?
Now she has what she wants, Missy needs someone to show off to. But her temporal mischief attracts the wrong kind of attention.
Infuriating children, a vacationing Sontaran and her own worst intentions will get in her way. And a Meddling Monk, out for revenge...
The four simply sublime adventures in this brilliant new box set are as follows:
The Lumiat by Lisa McMullin
Missy is glorying in the chaos, hoping that a certain someone might turn up.
What she doesn’t expect is an entirely different do-gooder spoiling her plans and teaching her life lessons.
Because, whoever she is, the Lumiat knows far more about Missy than anyone should...
Brimstone and Terror by Roy Gill
Missy wants an army, a brigade of willing youngsters, trained to serve. So she takes a teaching post at a remote Scottish boarding school.
But one of these boys knows Missy of old. And when Oliver Davis summons his sister for help, Lucy brings an ally from London. One Mr Strax...
Treason and Plot by Gemma Arrowsmith
The Gunpowder Plot. It’s a favourite of time travellers. If Missy’s going to hitch a ride, that’s the place to cause trouble. Especially if trouble makes a really big bang.
The only person in her way, trying to keep history on track, is a rookie Time Agent. But Rita Cooper wanted excitement...
Too Many Masters by John Dorney
The Monk has captured Missy. And he will have his revenge...
But the Ogrons are also looking to settle an old debt. And when they call it in, they find themselves with too many Time Lords on their hands.
The Master owes them big – and the Ogrons know who the Master is. Don’t they?
Actor Gina McKee said: “If you imagine polar opposites, my character is the polar opposite to Missy. She is terribly, terribly nice and sweet and good.
“I really enjoy listening to things on the radio. And it's great when you can give enough space for everybody's imagination to make the pictures, but also give enough information to help those pictures be created.
“You have a different toolkit, if you like. I feel like I'm trying to work out what that toolkit is, really. I like the challenge of that. I love to know how you can push it, and what's technique and what's instinct.”
Actor Michelle Gomez added: “Across the board, everybody has loved the opportunity these audio adventures have given them to keep Missy alive, so that’s been really heartening. It’s been so sweet and lovely. So I’ve been filled up with that.
“The listeners have just really enjoyed her adventures, and they’re on the ride, and well done to Big Finish for providing it.”
For a limited time, the digital download of Missy series one is available at 33% OFF, alongside a selection of discounted Big Finish titles featuring Missy’s former incarnations as the Master. Get the discounts HERE. These sale offers are valid until 23:59 (UK time) on 15 July 2020.
Big Finish listeners can also save with a bundle by purchasing Missy series 1-2 together. Get the bundle for 20% off HERE.
Please note that Big Finish has now re-opened its warehouse and commenced the shipping of back-orders. The mailout of collector’s edition CDs will still be delayed, but purchases of these CD titles will unlock a digital copy that can be downloaded or played on the Big Finish app immediately from the release date.