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You call, he’ll answer – Christopher Eccleston’s Ninth Doctor is helping those in need in the second volume of Doctor Who – The Ninth Doctor Adventures.
Due for release in August 2021, Respond to All Calls takes the TARDIS’s phone panel message literally, as the Ninth Doctor answers cries for help from around the galaxies in a trio of full cast audio adventures.
Prepare to meet the Serapheem, a lighter-than-air alien species, the First and Second Incorporation, representatives of a business-obsessed race from the dawn of time, and an artificial intelligence called Fred. The stories included in the second volume are as follows:
Girl, Deconstructed by Lisa McMullin
Fright Motif by Tim Foley
Planet of the End by Timothy X Atack
Big Finish listeners can be among the first to hear a clip from episode one, Girl, Deconstructed, at the National Space Centre’s FREE online BritSciFi festival on Friday 14 May at 18:00 (UK time). The Ninth Doctor Adventures panel hosted by Nicholas Briggs will introduce Lisa McMullin (writer), Helen Goldwyn (director), Matt Fitton (script editor) and Howard Carter (musician) to discuss the production of the story.
All the information about BritSciFi, including an additional programme of events featuring other Big Finish favourites, is listed at the website here: https://spacecentre.co.uk/event/britscifi/
Doctor Who – The Ninth Doctor Adventures: Respond to All Calls is now available for pre-order exclusively HERE, from just £19.99.
Of recording these three new stories, Christopher Eccleston said: “I loved it – I'm having a ball, and hopefully you’ll be able to tell on the recordings. It’s very important when you’re playing this character that you enjoy it, which I always have – there’s a kind of wild, unpredictable, improvisatory energy to the Doctor, and I'm really relishing it.”
Producer David Richardson added: “As we were recording this box set, Christopher said to me, ‘This is top drawer writing'. What a compliment from such a brilliant actor – and words our writing team will no doubt treasure. They all brought their A-game, delivering gripping, character-based dramas with glorious fantasy twists, and – having heard the final edits – this box set is one of my favourites.”
In these episodes, Christopher Eccleston is joined by some brilliant British talent familiar to many from stage and screen. Forbes Masson (The High Life, Father Brown) stars in the box set opener as worried father Kurt alongside Mirren Mack (Sex Education, The Nest) as molecularly and emotionally unstable teenager Marnie.
The second episode features Damian Lynch (Girl/Haji, EastEnders: E20) as nervous pianist Artie Berger, Gemma Whelan (Upstart Crow, Inside No 9) as glamorous musician Zazie Vincent and Adrian Schiller (The Last Kingdom, Silk) as concierge Maurice Le Bon, whilst the third story stars Jan Francis (Just Good Friends, Secret Army) making her Big Finish debut as the profit-obsessed alien life form known only as First Incorporation.
Doctor Who fans worldwide can now pre-order all four volumes of The Ninth Doctor Adventures, which are available in three formats – collector’s edition CD, digital download or limited edition gatefold triple LP vinyl – exclusively here!
Big Finish listeners can save by pre-ordering a bundle of the entire series for just £88 (as a collector’s edition box set) or £78 (as a download).
Doctor Who – The Ninth Doctor Adventures triple LP vinyls are strictly limited to a pressing of 1,000 per volume, and can be pre-ordered at £35.99 each, or £132 for the bundle of all four albums, HERE
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 vinyls 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 and limited edition vinyl LPs 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.