Ian McNeice returns as Britain's Greatest Prime Minister in an all new box-set – available now.
Available exclusively from the Big Finish website to buy and download today, Doctor Who: The Churchill Years Volume 1 presents four new tales of Winston Churchill's (Ian McNeice) encounters with the Doctor, throughout World War 2 and beyond!
First appearing as the Prime Minister in the Doctor Who TV story Victory of the Daleks, Ian reprises his role while also narrating the four tales, which feature appearances from the Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Doctors. Supporting him is a full cast of actors, included Danny Horn and Holly Earl as Christmas companions Kazran Sardick and Lily Arwell respectively, and Nicholas Briggs as a Dalek!
1. The Oncoming Storm by Phil Mulryne
Late 1939. Britain faces the might of Germany. Winston Churchill serves as First Lord of the Admiralty. But Churchill soon finds himself facing a more immediate threat than the looming Nazi menace. A ‘Stone’ with the most mysterious properties is discovered in the Thames’ sands, and soon oddly spoken soldiers are creeping round London ruthlessly trying to acquire it. Who are they? Can Churchill and his new secretary Hetty Warner defeat them? And what about the man in the battered leather jacket that Hetty meets? Churchill feels sure they can rely on the Doctor to help them! Except that this Doctor seems to want to stay hidden in the shadows…
2. Hounded by Alan Barnes
In the dark days of 1941, Britain is in the midst of war. Churchill must stand strong against the might of the enemy – but he is plagued by a darkness in his own psyche. Something he calls ‘the Black Dog’.
Can a visiting Swami hold the answer to his troubles? And can Hetty Warner prevent the Prime Minister's adversaries from taking advantage of the situation?
Across London, the Tenth Doctor's arrival may be the nation's only hope – but the Time Lord's plan to help his friend is endangered when he finds himself declared a traitor by the agents of the country he has come to protect...
3. Living History by Justin Richards
Finally given the chance to travel in the TARDIS, Winston Churchill cannot resist the opportunity of meeting Julius Caesar. But the trip does not go quite as planned. With the TARDIS gone, and Churchill stranded in ancient Britain with a young man he barely knows and who comes from the future, it seems things can hardly get any worse.
Until he is captured by the invading Romans.
Still, at least that means Churchill will meet Julius Caesar after all. But then Churchill learns of the Bronze God, feared and worshipped by the Ancient Britons. A god that he recognises as anything but divine when he meets it.
4. The Chartwell Metamorphosis by Ken Bentley
Comfortably retired to his home at Chartwell, Churchill plans to live out his days in peace, in the company of his butterflies – if his attendants would just leave him alone.
But it isn't simply Lepidoptera breeding in the gardens, as a far more sinister species is about to emerge from its cocoon – and is ready to feast on something more than just the shrubberies.
Surrounded on all sides, the former Prime Minister must put a life's worth of experience into action in order to win the day. Can his new nurse Lily Arwell offer her assistance?
Big Finish proudly present Ian McNeice, Danny Horn, Holly Earl, Emily Atack, Micheal Gould, Derek Riddell, Phil Mulryne, Jo Stone-Fewings, Amerjit Deu, Stewart Scudamore, Alistair Petrie, Laura Rogers, Carolyn Seymour, John Banks and Nicholas Briggs in Doctor Who: The Churchill Years Volume 1 – available to buy and download today exclusively to the Big Finish website.
You can order this new box-set today from the Big Finish website for just £20 on either CD or to download. A special bundle of New Series titles is available, which also includes the recently release The Diary of River Song: Series 1 and the upcoming Doctor Who: Classic Doctors, New Monsters Volume 1. And remember, when you choose to buy this release on CD directly from Big Finish, you will also unlock instant access to a digital copy for download. With the set not available on general release until March, it's the perfect opportunity to ensure you're one of the first to listen!
Further releases from the New Series of Doctor Who can be pre-ordered now, including John Hurt's next battles as the War Doctor in Doctor Who – The War Doctor 2: Infernal Devices and the triumphant return of David Tennant and Catherine Tate in Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Adventures.