River Song is going to return next year – and she’ll be back again and again!
Having encountered the Doctor’s Sixth and Seventh incarnations in Series Two, and the Eighth in Series One, River Song will be brushing past a couple more Doctors in her future. Let’s hope she doesn’t trip over any long scarves...
As revealed in Doctor Who Magazine this month, The Diary of River Song Series Three will be released in January 2018, with the Fifth Doctor (played by Peter Davison) facing off against the most evil midwife in Doctor Who history, Madame Kovarian (Frances Barber).
This action-packed box set will contain four hour-long adventures where the Doctor’s wife, archaeologist, crack shot with an intoxicating kiss and time traveller will have to face the demons of her past, present and future.
Today we can reveal the synopses of this upcoming release. These four new tales come from favourite Big Finish writers:
When River Song goes shopping for a whole load of unclaimed loyalty points, she uncovers secrets linked to her tangled past.
The Doctor arrives, and the mystery deepens. He is already exploring the universe with another companion – someone River knows nothing about.
Madame Kovarian has been busy, and this time she will not accept failure…
3.1 – The Lady in the Lake by Nev Fountain
On Terminus Prime, clients choose their own means of demise. Something exciting, meaningful, or heroic to end it all.
But when River discovers that there are repeat customers, she knows something more is going on.
She begins to uncover a cult with worrying abilities. Its members can apparently cheat death, and that’s not all they have in common with River…
3.2 – A Requiem for the Doctor by Jac Rayner
River has joined the Doctor and his friend Brooke on their travels, and they stop off in 18th century Vienna.
Brooke thinks history is dull. Until people start dying.
Mozart’s legacy is not just his music. River has more than one mystery to solve before a killer is let loose on the people of Vienna – and on the Doctor.
3.3 – My Dinner with Andrew by John Dorney
Welcome, Mesdames et Messieurs, to The Bumptious Gastropod.
The most exclusive, most discreet dining experience outside the universe. For the restaurant exists beyond spacetime itself, and the usual rules of causality do not apply. Anything could happen.
It is here that the Doctor has a date. With River Song. And with death.
3.4 – The Furies by Matt Fitton
Stories of the Furies abound across the cosmos: vengeful spirits hounding guilty souls to death. Madame Kovarian taught them to a child raised in fear, trained to kill, and placed inside a spacesuit.
Kovarian knows the universe’s greatest threat. The Doctor must be eliminated. An assassin was created for that purpose.
But if Melody Pond has failed, Kovarian will simply have to try again…
To celebrate, you can pre-order each series of The Diary of River Song, at £23 on CD or £20 on download.
Or you can pre-order some of these releases in a bundle. Pre-order Series Four (out August 2018) and Series Five (out January 2019) of The Diary of River Song from today at £45 on CD or £40 on download. Don’t forget that all CD purchases unlock a download exclusive from the Big Finish App and the Big Finish site.
Nick and Benji can’t wait to welcome you into the Big Finish world of audiobooks and audio drama. Guest stars: Big Finish composers Jamie Robertson and Howard Carter. Drama Tease: The Dalek Occupation of Winter (an adventure for the First Doctor).