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Eighth Doctor: Ravenous

Eighth Doctor: Ravenous

14 February 2018

Ravenous 1, the next set adventures following on from the Doom Coalition series, sees the Eighth Doctor (Paul McGann) and Liv Chenka (Nicola Walker) trying to find their fallen companion Helen Sinclair (Hattie Morahan).

Out for release in April, Ravenous 1 comprises four new adventures by popular Big Finish writers, Matt Fitton and John Dorney:

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.  

And here's the amazing artwork for Ravenous 1, by Tom Webster.

Ravenous 1

The Doctor and Liv will also be reunited with some familiar faces in Ravenous 1. Ian McNeice reprises his role as Sir Winston Churchill (and also stars in The Churchill Years Volume 2, out soon), and as a sweet treat for classic Doctor Who fans, Ravenous 1 sees the return of the Kandyman from TV episode The Happiness Patrol, in a Big Finish first.

“I was really eager to bring back the Kandyman,” says David Richardson, producer of Ravenous, “but I thought that this time we could return to Graeme Curry’s original vision for the character. This Kandyman is a saccharine scientist in humanoid form – and you’ll discover the reason for the difference within the story. He’s played by Nicholas Rowe whose recent work includes DaVinci’s Demons and The Crown.”

Doctor Who – Ravenous is available for pre-order 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.

Ravenous 1 will be coming out in April 2018. Ravenous 2 follows in October 2018, with 3 and 4 being released in 2019. More details, including storylines, will be coming soon so watch this space!

And with less than three months until the next Eighth Doctor saga starts, there’s just enough time to give Doom Coalition a re-listen! What’s your favourite Eighth Doctor moment from Doom Coalition?

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