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The Ninth Doctor's Search for Human Connection
The fantastic story details and cover artwork are today revealed for a brand-new box set of The Ninth Doctor Adventures, due for release in May 2022 by Big Finish Productions.
Emotions run high as Christopher Eccleston’s Doctor and his new friends explore what it means to be human in three powerfully poignant full-cast audio dramas.
As well as the previously announced Hayley Tamaddon and Wendy Craig CBE, the glittering cast includes Indigo Griffiths (Still So Awkward), Leah Brotherhead (Hullraisers) and, making his Big Finish debut, Ian Bartholomew (Coronation Street).
Doctor Who — The Ninth Doctor Adventures: Back to Earth is now available to pre-order as a collector’s edition CD box set (+ download for just £24.99) or on download (for just £19.99) exclusively here.
Time and again, the Doctor finds himself returning to his favourite planet. Dropping in on history or the present-day, whether it’s kings, commuters or ordinary people, he’s never met anyone who wasn’t important...
The three standalone stories in this moving box set are as follows:
Station to Station by Robert Valentine
A deserted railway platform can be the loneliest place on Earth. But when Saffron is stranded at Underbridge station, she meets echoes of the past –and a fellow lost traveller. And the Doctor knows that something is hunting them...
The False Dimitry by Sarah Grochala
Moscow, 1605: the old Tsar is dead –but some blame unnatural forces. Perhaps the mysterious Doctor in the palace can help?
A successor advances on the Kremlin with an army, preparing the country for war. But Tsarevich Dimitry is not what he seems...
Auld Lang Syne by Tim Foley
Every December, Mandy Litherland gathers the family at Foulds House to see in the New Year. Not everyone appreciates her efforts. At least the caretaker seems friendly -if a little weird.
Mandy hopes she’ll see him again next year –but perhaps she already has...
Script editor Matt Fitton said: “After the big arc of the last series we’ve gone for more standalone stories dotted across the whole run. We did a bit of rejigging between volumes as there were various ways we could order them but I thought it would be nice to have a set themed around visits to Earth, and the human connections the Doctor makes.”
Christopher Eccleston added: “I always connected with the Doctor’s love for humanity, even though he refers to them every so often as ‘stupid apes’. I think it was a very clever device to give this alien with two hearts a fascination and concern for the human race and their funny little customs.”
Producer David Richardson agreed: “This box set is an emotional one – human characters living their human lives put into impossible situations. The scripts are stunning and Chris and our guest actors threw themselves into the emotion, excitement and wonder of it all. Put simply: I think this box set is one of my favourites, ever.”
Doctor Who — The Ninth Doctor Adventures: Back to Earth is now available to pre-order for just £24.99 (CD + download) or £19.99 (download only), exclusively from the Big Finish website.
Big Finish listeners can save money by pre-ordering all four volumes of The Ninth Doctor Adventures series two together in a bundle at £88 (on CD + download) or £78 (download only).
All the above prices include the special pre-order discount and are subject to change after general release.
Doctor Who – The Ninth Doctor Adventures triple LP vinyls are strictly limited to a pressing of 1,000 per volume, and can be ordered at £35.99 each, or £132 for the bundle of all four albums, again exclusively at the Big Finish website.
Please note: the vinyl editions do not include any behind-the-scenes extras. However, listeners purchasing vinyl LP editions will receive a download of the story automatically and be given access to the CD edits as a bonus download. Episodes will be edited specifically for the vinyl format, presented as 2 episodes, one on each side, each with opening and closing music. In addition, all pre-orders of the vinyl will also receive the behind the extras as a bonus download.
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.