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They’re back! The Seventh Doctor and Melanie Bush are back together in two brand-new full-cast audio dramas, released today by Big Finish Productions.
For the first time since 2018’s The Quantum Possibility Engine, Sylvester McCoy and Bonnie Langford reunite in Doctor Who — The Seventh Doctor Adventures: Silver and Ice.
In the box set’s opening, two-part, adventure, the Doctor and Mel face a Cyber-invasion in a run-down tinsel mining town. Then, in a four-part follow-up, the iconic duo finds planet Ribos (from 1978’s TV story The Ribos Operation) stuck in a bleak everlasting winter.
Dan Starkey (the voice of Doctor Who’s Sontarans) guest stars as mayor Mungo Derreq in Bad Day in Tinseltown — as well as writing the episode. In The Ribos Inheritance, David Rintoul voices the conman Garron (a role originated on screen by the late Iain Cuthbertson).
Doctor Who — The Seventh Doctor Adventures: Silver and Ice is now available to own as a collector’s edition CD box set (+ download for just £19.99) or digital download only (for just £16.99), exclusively here.
The exciting ensemble cast also includes Nicholas Briggs as the Cybermen, Paul Bazely (The Ipcress File, Cruella), Jasmin Hinds (The Amelia Gething Complex), Jeany Spark (Man Down, Collateral), Vivienne Rochester (South Beast), Issy Van Randwyck (Blithe Spirit), and Homer Todiwala (Torchwood: War Chest).
The Seventh Doctor and Mel encounter old foes at the edge of the galaxy — where tinsel proves to be a dangerous commodity — before heading to a familiar planet going through turbulent times — and meeting another old acquaintance.
The two action-packed adventures are as follows:
Bad Day in Tinseltown by Dan Starkey
The Doctor and Mel drop in on the frontier town of Brightedge – dubbed ‘Tinseltown’ after the curious by-products from its depleted mine.
The Mayor thinks the future lies in entertainment, but as the locals start behaving oddly, a hidden force of Cybermen has other plans…
The Ribos Inheritance by Jonathan Barnes
The Doctor and Mel arrive expecting Suntime on Ribos, but find a world still shrouded in snow and ice – but it’s not just the climate that’s gone awry…
As forces plot against the young King, a soothsayer predicts doom. And out in the wilds, the Doctor finds wily conman Garron caught up in events on Ribos once again.
All purchases of Doctor Who — The Seventh Doctor Adventures: Silver and Ice also include a new bonus download audiobook in the Doctor Who – Interludes series, entitled The Haunting of Bryck Place, written by Georgia Cook and narrated by Sophie Aldred.
Actor and writer of Bad Day in Tinseltown, Dan Starkey, said: “The idea of a slightly derelict Wild West town just appealed to me as quite an evocative setting. Places that are run down and neglected have a certain quality that Tinseltown has. I love that you can populate the frame with some very broad, interesting and quirky characters in the background. It’s great fun.”
Jonathan Barnes, writer of The Ribos Inheritance, added: “My main hope is that it feels authentic – both to the original story and to the kind of thing that might have been commissioned by [Doctor Who script editor] Andrew Cartmel in 1987. I hope people will enjoy it as it’s meant to be – a fantastic romp with a glittering heart of darkness...”
Doctor Who - The Seventh Doctor Adventures: Silver and Ice is now available to own as a collector’s edition CD at £19.99 or on download at £16.99, exclusively HERE.
Plus, Doctor Who - The Seventh Doctor Adventures: Sullivan & Cross – AWOL is due for release in November 2022 and is currently available to pre-order as a collector’s edition box set (on CD at £19.99) and as a digital download (at £16.99).
Big Finish listeners can save money by ordering both volumes together in a bundle for £38 on CD or £33 on download.
A bundle of the complete 2022 Classic Doctor Who box set range (as detailed HERE) can be ordered for just £274 on collector’s edition CD and £237 on digital download. (For loyal listeners who have already pre-ordered the previously-announced Fourth and Fifth Doctor adventures, there is also a 10-box set bundle option at a lower price.)
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.