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The TARDIS returns to 1982 as three companions join the Doctor for new stories...
As first revealed in this week's brand new Doctor Who Magazine, Adric (Matthew Waterhouse) is back with the Fifth Doctor, Tegan and Nyssa for three more main range Doctor Who adventures! It's the first time since last year's Scribe award-winning Doctor Who – The Fifth Doctor Boxed Set.
As Matthew Waterhouse comments: 'I took a long time to get around to the idea of doing the audios – and now I just absolutely love it, I think the character's beautifully written. Everything we're doing at Big Finish is stuff that's already in the character, in the stories, they're just being extended a bit. Having said I don't want to do them, now I think “when's next week's one going to arrive?”. This is proper Doctor Who, they're really carefully written, they're witty and funny, they're highly inventive.'
Says range editor Alan Barnes, 'It's been great to at last bring Adric into the monthly range – well, before his tragic death, at least! Andrew Smith wrote the character's introductory story on TV, so I was determined to get Andrew to write his re-introduction. Andrew's The Star Men, full of far-out cosmic science, is the first story of the trilogy, in which an astronomical base at the fringes of Earth's galaxy finds itself on the frontline of a war with an unimaginably alien force...' Matthew adds, 'Adric's quite heroic in this, and a young woman finds him rather hot because she's a bit brainy like he is: there's some genuine, character work going on with a great concept and there's some really nice moments between him and a young woman called Autumn (Sophie Wu)'. The Star Men also guest stars Sue Holderness (Only Fools And Horses).
'Phil Mulryne's The Contingency Club comes next,' continues Alan, 'In which the TARDIS lands inside the most exclusive gentlemen's club in all of Victorian London – a club where all the waiters are identical clones!' The Contingency Club features Philip Jackson (Inspector Japp in ITV's Poirot series) and Clive Merrison, who Doctor Who fans will recognise as not only Jim Callum in Tomb of the Cybermen, but also the Deputy Caretaker in Paradise Towers.
Alan concludes: 'Finally, Matthew J Elliott's Zaltys brings the TARDIS to a world just hours from catastrophe, while Tegan is stranded in space... where she comes face to face with a very particular sort of horror – one she thought existed only in nightmares.' The cast for Zaltys includes Rebecca Root (Boy Meets Girl), Niamh Cusack (Heartbeat), Philip Franks (The Darling Buds of May, Heartbeat) and Carol Sloman – daughter of Doctor Who writer Robert Sloman!
Extended extras talking to many of the cast and creators of these three stories are just one of the free gifts that come as part of 6- and 12-story subscriptions to the Doctor Who main range, as well as significant savings: sign up today!