Following the events of Doom Coalition, the Eighth Doctor returns in a new four box set saga: Doctor Who Ravenous – and the first set is out today. Can the Doctor and Liv Chenka find their friend Helen Sinclair? And after the end of Doom Coalition, can she be trusted?
Doctor Who Ravenous 1 is out now. Starring Paul McGann, Nicola Walker, Hattie Morahan and Mark Bonnar.
1.1 Their Finest Hour by John Dorney
In the early days of the Second World War a strange and elusive craft attacks British targets. Could it be a German superweapon? Churchill calls for the Doctor’s assistance and with the help of a squadron of Polish fighter pilots the TARDIS crew take to the skies to investigate.
1.2 How to Make a Killing in Time Travel by John Dorney
A disturbance in the vortex causes the TARDIS to land on the Scapegrace space station, where Cornelius Morningstar experiments in time-travel for nefarious purposes. But the Doctor’s plan to stop him winds dangerously out of control as the different agendas of criminals, murderers and alien dynasties conspire against him.
1.3 World of Damnation by Matt Fitton
Rykerzon is a maximum-security planetoid designed to hold the most dangerous criminals in the star system. The Governor plans to reform its inmates, with the help of the Kandyman. But two prisoners prove particularly troublesome: the alien fugitives known as the Eleven, and Miss Helen Sinclair. The Doctor and Liv have finally tracked down their friend – but are they too late?
1.4 Sweet Salvation by Matt Fitton
The Eleven has the authorities in the palm of his hand and an entire world held to ransom when the Kandyman cooks up a deadly confection containing a secret ingredient. In a last-ditch attempt to prevent disaster Liv teams up with a desperate criminal, and the Doctor must decide whether Helen is still his friend.
“Our primary thought going into Ravenous,” says producer David Richardson, “was that it had to be different to Doom Coalition. We couldn’t just do the same thing again. So this time the interconnecting story is looser, and there are plenty of standalone episodes.
“My check list for Ravenous 1 was to resolve the mystery concerning Helen and the Eleven (the great mind of Matt Fitton addressed that); to do a World War II story with Winston Churchill (the great mind of John Dorney was assigned); and to bring back the Kandyman (Matt, again).” More details on Ravenous can be found in this month’s free Vortex magazine.
Doctor Who – Ravenous 1 is available now. You can order box sets one to four individually at £23 on CD or £20 on download, or order all four box sets together in a bundle at £90 on CD or £80 on download.
And don’t forget that the Eighth Doctor continues his adventures in The Time War, with part 2 coming out in July this year. More details on the cast and stories can be found here -> https://www.bigfinish.com/news/v/the-time-war-2
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