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An old friend of the Doctor’s returns to face his oldest enemies in a brand-new full-cast audio drama, released today from Big Finish Productions.
Fugitive of the Daleks, a six-part Doctor Who adventure written by Jonathan Morris, pairs Maureen O’Brien as an older Vicki alongside the First Doctor (Stephen Noonan), with Nicholas Briggs directing, script editing and voicing the Daleks.
Years after ending her travels with the Doctor, Vicki finds herself back in the TARDIS. The Doctor desperately needs her help, and she’s only too happy to oblige. But in the process, the two of them fall into a series of perilous encounters, with the dreaded Daleks never far behind them.
What is the mysterious presence inside the TARDIS? And precisely what damage do the Daleks and their agents intend to cause to the flow of Earth’s history?
The Doctor and Vicki must call upon all their guile and bravery to discover the truth and save the day.
Doctor Who – The First Doctor Adventures: Fugitive of the Daleks is now available to own for just £22.99 (collector’s edition CD box set + download) £18.99 (download only), exclusively here.
Producer Mark Wright said: “Bringing Maureen O’Brien back as a Vicki who has lived a life but perhaps still yearns for one more adventure, has been a true joy of producing The First Doctor Adventures.
“Maureen is really in a class of her own, bringing her wealth of experience, a playful wit and a fierce commitment to the work we’re doing. Combining that with Stephen’s take on the Doctor in a brilliant script is a very special thing.”
Writer Jonathan Morris added: “I’ve written for Maureen O’Brien as Vicki before a couple of times and what makes her a great companion is pretty much all down to Maureen’s performance. Her cheekiness and gutsiness and sense of wonder.
“And it was just lovely to write for the character, and knew that Maureen would take what I’d written and elevate it. It meant I could write some pretty emotional, heartfelt stuff in there, knowing that she would play the scenes with absolute truth and make it so much richer.”
Praise for recent First Doctor Adventures at Big Finish:
“A varied mix of unusual, contemporary SF and ice-cold post-war espionage, it’s got great scripts, production and performances especially from Noonan and Cornelius. Impressive, complex and fun. 9/10”
“The Incherton Incident is the best story to feature Stephen Noonan thus far as the First Doctor, and here’s where it feels like he’s genuinely settled back into the role. 10/10.”
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“I really love the pairing of Noonan and Cornelius, and look forward to seeing where Big Finish take them next. For now, though, we’re left with a tantalising cliffhanger, and the promise of more adventures soon. Recommended.”
Big Finish listeners can purchase Fugitive of the Daleks along with 2024’s Second Doctor Adventures box set (title TBC) together in a bundle for just £44 (collector’s edition CD box set + download) £36 (download only).
All the above prices include the special pre-order discount and are subject to change after general release.
Fugitive of the Daleks is also available to purchase as part of a 12-release 2024 Classic Doctor bundle for just £240 (collector’s edition CD + download) or £204 (download only). A 15-release bundle is also available to purchase for just £294 (collector’s edition CD + download) or £252 (download only). These special early-bird pre-order prices apply only until 31 January 2024.
Big Finish is currently operating a digital-first release schedule. The mail-out of collector’s edition CDs may be delayed due to factors beyond our control, but all purchases of this release unlock a digital copy that can be immediately downloaded or played on the Big Finish app from the release date.