The Second Doctor and his friends return in four new adventures; read the critics' thoughts on our latest set of authentically Sixties stories...
Featuring historical curiosities, bases-under-siege and, of course, rampaging monsters, Doctor Who: The Second Doctor Volume 1 presents four new stories for Patrick Troughton's iconic Time Lord, narrated and performed by the late actor's screen co-stars, including Frazer Hines, Anneke Wills, Deborah Watling and Wendy Padbury.
Since its release in July, critics have been highly positive about the return of one of Big Finish's longest running Doctor Who ranges. Check our some of their comments below and order your copy today; still available until the end of the month at the special pre-order price of £20 on CD or £15 to download!
'If you’re a fan of the Second Doctor era, then this box set is for you. It’s a beautifully nostalgic set piece that captures the nuance and timbre of Sixties Doctor Who and does much to develop and deepen the journey of one of the Doctor’s longest-serving companions, Jamie McCrimmon.'
Emrys Matthews, Blogtor Who
'The Mouthless Dead’ sees Jamie, Ben, Polly and the Second Doctor landing on earth in the 1920’s... This story by John Pritchard is both a clever ghost story, which features a wonderful twist involving the TARDIS and a love story.'
Ian Cullen, SciFi Pulse
The Story of Extinction: 'Where this story is dressed up as a typical Season 5 “base under siege” story it is actually a story about Jamie, his bond with Victoria and how she finally gets some closure in their friendship... genuinely moving and another building block in the story of Jamie McCrimmon.'
Ed Watkinson, Planet Mondas
The Integral: 'In this tale of aliens, scientists and corporations David Bartlett has blended elements from the 1960s in terms of style with some nice modern touches without jarring the listener. Of all the stories in this set, this is the one most demanding of Jamie’s character and navigates around various tropes before arriving somewhere altogether satisfying.'
Tony Jones, Red Rocket Rising
'Saving the best for last, The Edge is a furiously paced tale of intergalactic criminality and intellectual greed that pits Jamie against the villain of the piece after the Doctor and Zoe are waylaid by their curiosity. Influenced by cult Sci-Fi films like Outland and Moon Zero Two, it blazes through its involving, clever plot at a frantic speed and while you won’t want it to end, when it does, it finishes with a flourish that leave you grinning from ear to ear.'
Tim Cundle, Mass Movement
Order your copy of Doctor Who – The Companion Chronicles: The Second Doctor Volume 1 today and listen immediately with complimentary digital downloads included with all CD orders. By ordering from the Big Finish website, you can also unlock exclusive extras including PDF scripts for all four stories and a 24 minute music suite from composer Benji Clifford. Listen to an extract below:
More news from the Doctor Who Companion Chronicles will be coming soon. In the meantime, you can explore the entire range so far here, including eight series of single-disc adventures and 2015's Doctor Who: The First Doctor Volume 1.
Nick and Benji open your audio window to the world of Big Finish. Exclusive audio clips from The Star Beast and the next Fourth Doctor series. Guest Stars: Big Finish composers Jamie and Howard. Drama Tease: Bernice Summerfield - The Story So Far.