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Jamie McCrimmon and Zoe Heriot tell exciting tales from the Second Doctor’s era in the latest box set from The Companion Chronicles audio range, released today.
Since 2007, Big Finish Productions has delved into the Doctor’s past with a special range of audiobooks told from the perspective of his friends and enemies.
These four brand-new audio adventures combine narration, additional cast dialogue, and specially composed music and effects. Along the way, the Doctor and Jamie both confront their past, Zoe goes on an emotional journey with a traumatised Time Lord, and the Meddling Monk makes a misguided attempt to improve Earth.
The star-studded cast, led by Doctor Who legends Frazer Hines and Wendy Padbury, includes Emma Samms MBE (General Hospital, Dynasty), Simone Lahbib (EastEnders, Bad Girls), Rufus Hound (Doctor Who, No Return), Lisa Bowerman (Bernice Summerfield), Richard Unwin (Doctor Who: Iron Bright) and Nicholas Briggs as the Daleks.
The Companion Chronicles: The Second Doctor — Volume 3 is now available to own as a collector’s edition 4-disc CD box set (+ download for just £19.99) or digital download only (for just £14.99), exclusively here.
The four action-packed adventures in this box set are:
The Death of the Daleks by George Mann
There is a creature loose on the war-torn planet of Tersimmon. It has just destroyed an entire race, and following its arrival, others are dying too. Only one person will defend this killer, this murderer, this destroyer: because Jamie McCrimmon knows the Doctor isn't himself...
The Phantom Piper by Martin Day
Life in the colony world of Sora is idyllic, thanks to a device implanted in all citizens which helps memory recall. As a human visitor, Jamie receives one too. But soon the Doctor has concerns about his friend which lead to the office of local scientist Dr Hunter, and into the past of James Robert McCrimmon...
The Prints of Denmark by Paul Morris
The man Zoe travels through time and space with is a comical little man, eager to make a difference. To make things better. He's a man who loves the Earth, its history, its potential, and is happy to help things along when he can. And now Zoe is the only one standing between him and changing Earth unrecognisably: for the Monk, the play's the thing...
The Deepest Tragedian by Penelope Faith
Zoe is brilliant. Zoe loves to prove it, helping the Doctor and Jamie in their travels, coming to the rescue with a realisation or solving a puzzle. But she's about to meet a puzzle that's difficult to solve. A puzzle with a face. A puzzle with a heart. A puzzle that spells doom for the Doctor...
Co-producer Dominic Martin said: “It's been a brilliant ride for me, carrying on the work that co-producer Ian Atkins set up. He really delivered with the first two episodes starring the ever-wonderful Frazer Hines.
“It's been quite the welcome experience for my first producing job at Big Finish to pull together the latter two episodes with the fabulous Wendy Padbury and the team I've gotten to know through this process.
“These scripts were meant to be recorded before the pandemic set in so I’m really pleased they are finally available. I cannot wait for everyone to hear what we've done, and to experience the exciting, emotional and truly brilliant challenges that the Doctor, Jamie and Zoe are about to face.”
The Companion Chronicles: The Second Doctor –Volume 3 is now available to own for just £19.99 (collector’s edition CD box set + download) or £14.99 (download only) exclusively from the Big Finish website.
All the above prices include the special pre-order discount and are subject to change after general release.
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.