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It’s the Tenth Doctor versus the Time Marshal in the new Doctor Who – Short Trips: The Shattered Hourglass, released today from Big Finish Productions.
A captivating chronicle of deception and intrigue, the probability of more trouble for the Doctor is higher than ever before.
Available now as a download only, The Shattered Hourglass is written by experienced comic book author Robert Napton, making his debut at Big Finish. It is narrated by Neve McIntosh, well-known to listeners as Doctor Who’s Madame Vastra.
The Time Agency has been meddling with time ever since its inception. Of all the days in history, today is a day that will define the agency forever.
Today is the day of their greatest achievement. Today is the day they removed an entire galaxy from the timeline.
Today is the day the Doctor's shutting them down.
Doctor Who – Short Trips are short stories, many written by some of Doctor Who’s most popular authors from the worlds of television, print, comics and audio, and read by a host of favourite Big Finish actors.
Writer Robert Napton said: “Being American, my gateway as a child to Doctor Who was PBS and my Doctor was Tom Baker, and I've been a fan ever since. Working with Alfie Shaw as the producer is a delight and getting Neve McIntosh to narrate the story and Nick Briggs to direct it was like winning the Doctor Who lottery. This has been a dream come true, especially for an American writer, to get a shot at writing a Doctor Who story so I am grateful to Big Finish for having me on board.”
Producer Alfie Shaw added: “The theme of temporal responsibility is one that runs throughout the Tenth Doctor’s era – as we’ve seen recently with the Time Lord Victorious series – and Robert taps into that. This is the Doctor having been through all that and making sure that others don’t fall into the same pitfalls that he did.”
Big Finish listeners can save money with a bundle of the Short Trips range and get the 12 stories from series 10 for just £30 – that’s a whole year’s worth of adventures, including the already-released stories, Decline of the Ancient Mariner (read by Mark Reynolds), The Infinite Today (read by Katy Manning), Deleted Scenes (read by Frazer Hines), Dead Woman Walking (read by Sophie Aldred), Regeneration Impossible (read by Jacob Dudman), Out of the Deep (read by Peter Purves,) and Downward Spiral (read by Sarah Sutton), These Stolen Hours (read by India Fisher), Her Own Bootstraps (read by Jacob Dudman), The Meaning of Red (read by Nicola Bryant) and Blue Boxes (read by Mark Reynolds.)
In 2021, the Doctor Who – Short Trips range will return in a new format as an audiobook anthology of six new stories, due for release in September. Big Finish listeners can now pre-order this download-only release, at the special price of £14.99, exclusively at the Big Finish website.