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Following the rapturous reception to the first box set of adventures released in June 2021, Jonathon Carley returns in The War Doctor Begins later this year.  

Set for release in December 2021, Warbringer tells the next chapter of the story, with the Doctor finding a new friend in street smart cyborg Case (Ajjaz Awad), and with the Daleks getting ever closer... 

Doctor Who: The War Doctor Begins – Warbringer is available to pre-order at £19.99 as a collector’s edition CD box set or £16.99 as a download, exclusively HERE, with the titles for this trio of tales as follows: 

Consequences by Timothy X Atack 

Destroyer by Andrew Smith 

Saviour by Jonathan Morris 

Jonathon Carley said: “Now it's finally out there, I've been pretty overwhelmed by how positively Forged in Fire has been received and how enthusiastically the audience has embraced the first steps of this new journey. The bar is set pretty high, but we've got another incredible set of stories that build upon what we've established and bring something bold and new too.  

“We're embarking on an intense three-part epic in the thick of the Time War where difficult choices have to be made, which will really push the War Doctor and his allies to their limits.” 

Producer David Richardson added: “I was absolutely delighted by the amazing outpouring of love from listeners for the first War Doctor Begins. We all worked so hard on it, and Jonathon – in Louise’s wonderful guiding hands – did such a fantastic job.  

“But that was just the beginning of The War Doctor Begins - next up is Warbringer, a huge three-hour story about a doomed world and its inevitable fate as a casualty of the Time War. The scripts are dark, tense and never let up. The recordings were riveting to listen to, so I can’t wait to receive the edits!” 

This box set also features the return of Adèle Anderson (Fascinating Aïda, Doctor Who: Time War) as Commander Tamasan, Beth Chalmers (The Paternoster Gang, Callan) as agent Commander Veklin, Angela Bruce (Press Gang, Red Dwarf) as Andarta, War Leader of the Incipients, Stephen Frost (Vanity Fair, The Young Ones) as Rondig, captain of a space salvage ship and Nicholas Briggs as the voice of the Daleks. 

Praise for Doctor Who: The War Doctor Begins – Forged in Fire:  

"One of the best launches Big Finish have done in recent time."
Sci-Fi Bulletin 

“A great jumping on point featuring excellent performances. 9/10”
Indie Mac User 

“A huge achievement.”
Doctor Who Magazine 

“Big Finish have another surefire winner on their hands.”
Set The Tape 

“Carley’s performance makes this one of the strongest box sets of the year.”
Who Review 

“A great release which promises even greater things.”
We Made This 

Doctor Who: The War Doctor Begins – Warbringer is available to pre-order at £19.99 as a collector’s edition CD box set or £16.99 as a download here.

Big Finish listeners can save money by pre-ordering the complete The War Doctor Begins series in a bundle (of all four volumes) from £76 on CD or £66 on digital download. 

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. 

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