Coming out in November, we reveal the covers for the Tenth Doctor’s second set of adventures reuniting David Tennant and Billie Piper in studio.
In case you haven’t caught them yet, the covers for our second set of Tenth Doctor stories are available to gander on the Big Finish website. These three new adventures have the Tenth Doctor and Rose Tyler back in action together – the first time that Billie Piper has played Rose since the end of the Doctor Who TV Series 4 episode, Journey’s End.
When Jackie Tyler takes an away day to visit her old friend Marge in Norwich, she finds her holiday immediately interrupted in the worst way possible – an alien invasion! The infamous Zaross have come to take over Earth.
Or have they? After Jackie calls in the Doctor and Rose to deal with the menace, it soon becomes clear that this is a very unusual invasion indeed.
The Doctor is about to uncover one of the most heinous crimes in the history of the galaxy. And if he can't stop it an awful lot of people are going to die.
The adventures continue with The Sword of the Chevalier by Guy Adams.
1791 and the Doctor and Rose get to meet one of the most enigmatic, thrilling and important people in history: The Chevalier d’Eon. She used to be known as a spy, but then she used to be known as a lot of things. If there’s one thing the Doctor knows it’s that identity is what you make it. Choose a life for yourself and be proud. Mind you, if the Consortium of the Obsidian Asp get their way, all lives may soon be over...
And the third and final story is Cold Vengeance by Matt Fitton.
The TARDIS arrives on Coldstar, a vast freezer satellite, packed with supplies to feed a colony world.
But there are cracks in the ice, and something scuttles under the floors. Soon, Rose and the Doctor encounter robots, space pirates and... refuse collectors.
As Coldstar's tunnels begin to melt, an even greater threat stirs within. An old enemy of the Doctor puts a plan into action – a plan for retribution.
Nobody's vengeance is colder than an Ice Warrior's.
We chatted to artist Tom Webster about the creation of these cover artworks, "I love doing trilogies of covers, as it's a great challenge to make them all look as varied & exciting as the stories are.
"Infamy of the Zaross is bright, brash & full of humour so it was great fun to put that across. Sword of the Chevalier was an absolute joy, so much so that the cover created itself. I didn't even need to think about it. Cold Vengeance, I enjoyed recreating the look of some of the Vanilla DVD releases & book covers of the time, with a simple colour scheme (loved changing the colour of Rose's outfit, you see it lots on the book covers!) & a very bold arrangement of the characters.
"It's a joy to make things look like merchandise from the era & I hope people feel nostalgic when they see it!"
Each of these releases will be available individually in November, priced at £8.99 on download or £10.99 on CD. Don’t forget that all CD purchases unlock a download exclusive that works with the Big Finish app.
Or you can get all three releases in the Limited Edition Tenth Doctor Adventures Volume 02 box set. With a print run of only 5,000, this lavish book-sized box set includes exclusive artwork, photography, articles and a one-hour documentary featuring interviews with the stars and production team, priced at £35 on CD or £25 on download. Allons-y!
Nick and Benji present the first of our three special, holiday podcasts. Guest star: Rufus Hound (The Meddling Monk) Part 2. A special Callan interview with Frank Skinner and Ben Miles. Drama tease: The Chimes of Midnight (starring Paul McGann).