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The Doctor has solved the mystery of his degeneration and finally stabilised into his correct face – though it’s one he’ll later choose to forget. And his trouble isn’t over, as he finds himself pursued by another of his own incarnations destined to be forgotten. As Once and Future reaches The Final Act, it’s the War Doctor versus the Fugitive Doctor. 

Once and Future: Coda - The Final Act is the eighth and final instalment of an epic full-cast audio drama series celebrating the sixtieth anniversary of Doctor Who. The first seven episodes were released monthly between May and October 2023, and in November 2024, the story will finally come to its explosive conclusion. 

Dealing with the repercussions of degeneration, the Doctor has a limited window of time to evade capture, recruit old allies, wage a war, and find out what’s really going on. A warrior is being hunted by a mysterious stranger in a TARDIS. A rogue agent has been assigned a mission to eliminate a dangerous foe. This is a fight between a war criminal and a fugitive. A fight between Doctors. 

Jonathon Carley stars as the War Doctor, as originally portrayed on TV by Sir John Hurt, and Jo Martin makes her Big Finish debut as the Fugitive Doctor, the incarnation from long in the Doctor’s past who was first seen in 2020 TV episode Fugitive of the Judoon

In the spirit of the anniversary celebration, the two Doctors are joined by a cast of guest stars and familiar faces. That includes Lisa Bowerman as Benny Summerfield, the 26th-century archaeologist who’s long been a friend of the Doctor, and Chase Masterson as the bounty hunter Vienna Salvatori. Also on the cast list are Imogen Stubbs as Queen Elizabeth I, Nicholas Khan as Shalvar, leader of the Voord, and Richard Reed as various voices. 

Doctor Who – Once and Future: Coda - The Final Act, written by Tim Foley, is now available to pre-order as a single-disc collector’s edition CD (+ download for just £10.99), or digital download only (for just £8.99), exclusively here

Producer David Richardson said: “The main story of Once and Future is over, but this is an afterword, a final chapter, which unites two incarnations who have been lost to the Doctor’s consciousness. It’s the Fugitive vs War Doctor, with some old friends and foes joining the fray. And, significantly, this is Jo Martin’s first performance for Big Finish – welcome aboard, Jo, you are absolutely brilliant.” 

Praise for Doctor Who – Once and Future: The Union:

“This is Big Finish Doctor Who at its most baroque and ambitious and the tone is both in line with the show and definitively unique. It’s both a jewel in the crown of the sixtieth anniversary and a great story in its own right.”
Sci-Fi Bulletin 

“With a fun pairing of Doctors and companions, strong explorations of what the show means to us and the people who make it, plus a powerhouse villain performance, The Union is as good a finale we could have asked for.”
Indie Mac User 

“Once again, Big Finish demonstrated how to perfectly blend classic and modern Doctor Who.”
Sci-Fi Pulse 

Big Finish listeners can purchase all eight Once and Future audio adventures together in a standard edition series bundle for just £72 (on collector’s edition CD and download) or £60 (download only). 

The special edition series bundle, which contains extended behind-the-scenes extras and music suites for each story, is also available to purchase for just £62 (as a digital download only). 

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.

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