Coming soon to a Sainsbury's near you, Doctor Who: Energy of the Daleks will be available for the first time on vinyl record. So keep an eye out for this special new vinyl from the time of the Fourth Doctor!
In an exclusive deal with Sainsbury's supermarket, from the 25th of May Sainsbury’s will be stocking a strictly limited pressing of Energy of the Daleks on blue 180gm heavyweight vinyl. They will be available in participating stores only, and limited to 1,500 units.
A spokesperson from Sainsburys said: “We’re really excited to be stocking something as iconic as the Doctor in our stores, so to have Energy of the Daleks in a limited run on blue vinyl is a massive treat for us.”
The Daleks take on Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor in this Doctor Who full-cast audio drama from 2012, which takes place between The Talons of Weng-Chiang and Horror of Fang Rock, both broadcast on BBC One in 1977.
The Fourth Doctor and his companion Leela (Louise Jameson) find themselves in the middle of London at the time of a new energy crisis. The GlobeSphere Corporation seems to have all the answers – but several thousand protesters beg to differ.
The Doctor has detected a mysterious energy reading. Could it be that the most evil creatures in the universe have returned to claim ultimate victory once and for all?
Energy of the Daleks was the first adventure since 1979's Destiny of the Daleks in which Tom Baker has gone hat-brim to eyestalk with everyone's favourite malevolent pepperpots – and for Louise Jameson, it's a first! This is Leela's opening encounter with the Daleks, and she's not going to find it a pleasant experience. And speaking of unpleasant experiences, she's not quite ready for the 21st century either. But then, is the 21st century ready for Leela?
“We’ve been delighted by the response to our ongoing range of Fourth Doctor stories,” says executive producer and director of Energy of the Daleks, Nicholas Briggs. “We have such an exciting and rewarding time making them, and we’re just thrilled that we'll be reaching a brand new audience for vinyl through our friends at Sainsbury's."
Guest stars include: Mark Benton (TV Doctor Who story Rose, Waterloo Road, Land Girls, The Street, Northern Lights, Strictly Come Dancing), Alex Lowe (The Late Edition, The Thick of It, Lead Balloon and Peep Show), TV Sontaran Dan Starkey, giving life to both Kevin Winston and a Roboman, and Nicholas Briggs as the Daleks.
So make sure you pop into Sainsburys for one of these very special limited edition vinyls. Alternatively you can buy this adventure on the Big Finish website at £10.99 on CD or £8.99 on download. Don’t forget all CD purchases unlock a download option on the Big Finish app and the Big Finish website.
And don’t forget that the seventh series of The Fourth Doctor Adventures concluded last week with the release of Volume 2. What did you make of the Fourth Doctor’s second encounter with the Egyptian God, Sutekh?
And if you like the idea of Doctor Who vinyls, we have our own Doctor Who stories on vinyl!
Spare Parts tells the story of the genesis of the Cybermen. Dark, moving and terrifying, it was the inspiration for the return of the Cybermen in New Series Doctor Who. And The Chimes of Midnight is a classic Eighth Doctor tale with companion Charlotte Pollard, a favourite for listeners around Christmas time.
The Chimes of Midnight also contains a brand new documentary featuring some of the people involved in the making of this gorgeous release. You can hear an extract of the documentary below.