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Doctor Who - Novel Adaptations Early Release!

Doctor Who - Novel Adaptations Early Release!

9 April 2015

Big Finish are delighted to announce that the release date of May's three Doctor Who novel adaptations titles has been brought forward - to Monday!

On Monday 13th April, Big Finish release three very special titles: Doctor Who - The Novel Adaptations Volume 2, Doctor Who - The Well-Mannered War, and Doctor Who - Damaged Goods. Originally scheduled as May releases, they've been brought forward exclusively through the Big Finish site, with other retailers keeping the May date. People worrying about their budgets should be reassured that the pre-order price will be kept to the end of May.

Doctor Who - The Well-Mannered War is our fourth adaptation of the novels of Doctor Who writer Gareth Roberts, adapted by John Dorney, starring Tom Baker, Lalla Ward, and John Leeson as the Fourth Doctor, Romana and K9:

The edges of space, the far distant future, an era even the Time Lords are not supposed to visit.

Laid claim to by disputing factions of humans and Chelonians, the planet Barclow has become the catalyst for an unusual war. In two hundred years of hostilities not a shot has been fired, and the opposing combatants are the best of friends.

But when the Doctor, Romana and K9 arrive, they discover the peace is not going to last. Something dangerous is happening behind the scenes. An election looms. Bodies are piling up. Tensions are growing. Someone, somewhere is trying to make this well-mannered war very angry indeed.

Only the time-travellers can save the day. But that might be their biggest mistake.

Doctor Who - Damaged Goods is Jonathan Morris' adaptation of a novel by Russell T Davies, the writer and producer who brought Doctor Who back to hugely popular televisual life in 2005. It stars Sylvester McCoy as the Seventh Doctor, accompanied this time by Roz Forrester (Yasmin Bannerman) and Chris Cwej (Travis Oliver):

The year is 1987 and there’s a deadly new narcotic on the streets of London. As part of their investigations the Doctor and his companions Chris and Roz move into the Quadrant, a rundown housing estate.

An ancient alien menace has been unleashed, a menace somehow linked to a local gang leader known as The Capper, a charmed young boy called Gabriel and his mother Winnie, the enigmatic Frei Foundation, and Eva Jericho, a woman driven to the brink of madness.

As London descends into an apocalyptic nightmare, the Doctor must uncover the truth about the residents of the Quadrant and a desperate bargain made one dark Christmas Eve.

Doctor Who - The Novel Adaptations Volume 2 is a limited edition, five-disc release (also available as a download) bringing together the content of Doctor Who - The Well-Mannered War, Doctor Who - Damaged Goods, and not only a fifth disc of interviews about the making of these tales, but for anyone buying through the Big Finish site, there's an exclusive download version of the fifth disc, featuring an additional 40 minutes of conversations with Russell T Davies and others.

For an early listen to both interviewees, and the Seventh Doctor in action, check out the new podcast here.

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