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For The Love Of StoriesBig Finish produce fantastic full-cast audio dramas for CD and download.

Buried Threats, the latest release in the third series of The Ninth Doctor Adventures, follows Christopher Eccleston's incarnation of the Time Lord as he visits twentieth-century France, modern day Yorkshire, and an archaeological dig on a distant planet – where he bumps into an old friend. 

For the third story in the box set, Lisa Bowerman guest stars as Professor Bernice Summerfield. The 25th-century archaeologist, created by Paul Cornell, has featured in Big Finish audio dramas since 1998 – and now, she meets the Ninth Doctor for the first time. 

The box set's star-studded cast also includes Alexander Vlahos (Versailles, Outlander), Fiona Wade  (Emmerdale), Pooky Quesnel (The A Word, Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol), Simon Rouse (The Bill, Operation Mincemeat), Rosalyn Landor (The Devil Rides Out, The Amazing Mr Blunden) and Nabil Elouahabi (Trigger Point, The Tower). 

Doctor Who – The Ninth Doctor Adventures: Buried Threats is available to own for just £29.99 (collector’s edition CD box set + download) or £22.99 (download only), exclusively here

Not all perils faced by the Doctor are as obvious as an alien invasion. Some threats have been buried for millennia, some for mere centuries, and some hide inside a troubled mind.   

But whenever he finds injustice, danger, or just an irresistible mystery, the Doctor won’t stop digging until the truth is uncovered.   

The three stories in this box set are: 

A Theatre of Cruelty by Lisa McMullin

Someone or something is manipulating the dreams of French playwright Antonin Artaud. As Artaud’s nightmares are made manifest, the Doctor is compelled to intervene. Otherwise, Artaud’s new idea for an immersive theatre could become a ticket to literally die for. 

The Running Men by Mark Wright

The TARDIS brings the Doctor to 21st century Halifax, alongside police Sergeant Ambika Desai, as they investigate a mysterious death. 

The trail leads to the Hebble Piazza and an unscrupulous developer, as the Doctor uncovers the town’s distant past – and the infamous Halifax gibbet. The Running Men are rising from history! 

Ancient History by Matt Fitton

Professor Bernice Summerfield is delving into the mystery of the Korravin, a mighty warrior horde, vanished overnight. But her expedition seems jinxed. And when a familiar blue box appears, Benny knows they’re in trouble. 

As ancient history resurfaces, the Doctor wants to keep some things buried - but Benny’s an expert at digging up the past. 


Christopher Eccleston said: “The tone of the stories we’ve recorded in Buried Threats are very, very different, and Ancient History feels very traditional, of the kind I remember when I was watching this show. 

“This is the first time my Doctor has met Benny, in TV or audio, and I loved it, to see that vulnerable side of him, his respect and admiration and regret – a different side to him.” 

Lisa Bowerman added: “Here is Benny again on another archaeological dig, with another Doctor – who she doesn’t recognise! And she’s thinking, I don’t know this person, but then there’s recognition, and they’re batting on the same rhythms as they always did. They get back into the rhythm really quickly.” 

Big Finish listeners can also purchase Doctor Who – The Ninth Doctor Adventures: Buried Threats as part of a complete four-volume series bundle for just £108 (on collector’s edition CD box set + download) or £88 (download only). 

All the above prices include the special pre-order discount and are subject to change after general release. 

Please note that 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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