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We love StoriesBig Finish produce great full-cast audio drama for CD and download, featuring many popular television fantasy series.

For the past four years, to great popular acclaim, the War Master has successfully waged a campaign of evil at Big Finish Productions. Originally glimpsed on screen in the 2007 Doctor Who story, Utopia, the Time War incarnation of the Doctor’s best enemy is back for a seventh series. And this time, the two Time Lords face each other once more – but who remembers who? 

Sir Derek Jacobi reprises the role of the Master for these four thrilling new stories, featuring an explosive showdown with David Tennant’s Tenth Doctor, guest-starring in the final episode, fifteen years after they first met on television. 

The War Master: Self-Defence is now available for pre-order as a collector’s edition four-disc box set (on CD at £24.99) and as a digital download (at £19.99), exclusively HERE

The Forest of Penitence by Lou Morgan 

The Players by Una McCormack 

Boundaries by Lizbeth Myles 

The Last Line by Lizzie Hopley

David Tennant said: “One of the joys of these Big Finish stories is that any little corner of the Doctor Who universe can be re-explored – and what a treat to get to do a story with Derek! There’s something so vivid in those moments when Derek became the Master on TV. It feels very natural that that character should be expanded and have all these stories to tell because there was so much going on there.” 

Scott Handcock added: “Self-Defence has been a thrill to pull together. We have four brilliant scripts from Lou Morgan, Una McCormack, Lizbeth Myles and Lizzie Hopley and an incredible guest cast across the stories – plus the Tenth Doctor himself getting propelled back into the Time War for the box set's conclusion! And given that Derek and David only shared a look as Doctor and Master on screen, it’s great to hear them face off against each other properly – and for the Master to have no idea who this Doctor is!” 

Praise for The War Master series at Big Finish:  

“Derek Jacobi brings an incredible weight and nuance to the role that harkens back to Roger Delgado’s original.” – Doctor Who Reviews 

The War Master is Big Finish doing what they do best. Well-crafted stories, superbly acted, from a world we only glimpsed on TV. Simply wonderful.” – Tin Dog Podcast 

“It's entertaining, deadly and unpredictable.” – The Host Productions  “It never lacks for pace, getting your heart racing... You’ll be waving flags and placards demanding more from the War Master...” – Mass Movement 

“A cherishable gem, a genuinely epic, exquisitely paced, beautifully acted, gorgeously scored cut of prime spin-off Who.” – Doctor Who Magazine 

The War Master: Self-Defence is now available for pre-order as a collector’s edition four-disc box set (on CD at £24.99) and as a digital download (at £19.99) from the Big Finish website. 

Big Finish listeners can save money by ordering a bundle of both The War Master: Self-Defence and the as-yet-untitled eighth series for £48 as collector’s edition CD box sets or £39 as digital downloads HERE

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. 

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