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More story details can be confirmed today for The Diary of River Song Series Six. The first adventure in the box set, in true River timey-wimey fashion, journeys back to the very beginnings of Doctor Who where an Unearthly Child meets an Unearthly Woman...
We’re going back to the beginning! The fourth episode of The Diary of River Song Series Six sees River encountering the original TARDIS team. Jamie Glover plays Ian Chesterton, Jemma Powell plays Barbara Wright, and Susan – the Doctor’s granddaughter – is played by Claudia Grant.
Will River meet the first incarnation of her husband? Is Susan ready to meet her step-grandmother? Will time be changed forever? Well… spoilers! We’ll have to wait until the release of An Unearthly Woman by Matt Fitton in August 2019 to find out!
Alex Kingston gave us her thoughts on returning to the first Doctor Who episode: “I remember William Hartnell (playing the Doctor), I have very strong childhood memories of his Doctor and his granddaughter Susan… I love this whole concept of River Song travelling back and connecting with an episode from the past. It’s such a genius idea. I didn’t know we’d go this far back, and it was fabulous to be part of it.”
In the second story of the set River Song returns to London but she arrives during an invasion of Abominable Snowmen. Set during the classic Second Doctor television episode, The Web of Fear, John Dorney’s The Web of Time will see River using all her archaeological skills as she navigates the London Underground in search of… a painting. -> https://www.bigfinish.com/news/v/river-song-series-6
The third episode, Peepshow by Guy Adams, sees River trapped in a battle between classic Doctor Who monsters the Ogrons and Sontarans – plus the Drashigs will be making a reappearance. But will she cross paths with the Third Doctor and Jo Grant? -> https://www.bigfinish.com/news/v/carnival-time-for-river-song
And in the finale, River will be travelling back to Victorian London, just before the classic Fourth Doctor story, The Talons of Weng-Chiang. In The Talents of Greel by Paul Morris, River will be playing detective, working out what is happening to the performers of London town, and her investigations take her to the Palace Theatre where she’ll meet Henry Gordon Jago, played by Christopher Benjamin. -> https://www.bigfinish.com/news/v/river-song-series-6-and-7
Or why not save money in a bundle of Series Six and Series Seven together for £48 on CD or £40 on download.
Don't forget that we’ll soon see River facing off against four incarnations of the Master in The Diary of River Song Series Five, out in January.
The Doctor isn’t the only Time Lord River runs into on her travels up and down the timeline.
The Master, in all of his – or her – guises, also has a chequered history with Professor Song. And whenever they meet, it’s a close call as to who comes out on top…
It’s something River must get used to: there are three people in her marriage – at the very least!
And River will also be returning in The Eighth of March, celebrating all the strong female characters from the Doctor Who universe. A female lead cast along with female writers, producer and director, have come together to create an audio box set like no other….