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For The Love Of StoriesBig Finish produce fantastic full-cast audio dramas for CD and download.

As first glimpsed 15 years ago in the Doctor Who TV story Utopia, Sir Derek Jacobi returns as the Time War incarnation of the Master in four action-packed full-cast audio dramas. 

While on the run, the War Master encounters Greek mythological figures and famous literary characters from the works of Hans Christian Andersen, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and Oscar Wilde. As the Master moves through each fictitious world, chaos follows... 

The War Master: Escape from Reality is now available for pre-order as a collector’s edition 4-disc CD box set (+ download for just £24.99) and as a digital download (for just £19.99), exclusively here

The stellar cast also includes Ella Smith (as Medusa), Greg Austin (as Perseus), David Sibley (as Zeus), Jessye Romeo (as Andromeda), Nicholas Briggss (as the Daleks and Sherlock Holmes), Richard Earl (as Dr. John Watson), Gethin Anthony (as the Shadow), and Safiyya Ingar (as Sea Witch). As previously announced, the Outlander and Sanditon actor Alexander Vlahos guest stars as Dorian Gray. 

Pursued by a squadron of Dalek assault ships, the Master’s only hope is to abandon the space-time vortex and flee into an altogether different reality: a realm of fiction. 

Confronted with creatures of myth and figures from folklore, the Master sees an opportunity to scavenge a universe of impossible artefacts and use them against his enemies. 

But first he must face off against a host of legendary monsters, literary heroes and embody fiction’s greatest consulting detective: Sherlock Holmes. 

The four action-packed adventures in this box set are: 

The Wrath of Medusa by Rochana Patel

Crashing into a universe of fiction, the Master finds himself lost in a world of Greek mythology… with a Dalek assault squad close behind. 

The Shadow Master by Lizzie Hopley

As the Master plunders inconceivable artefacts from an impossible universe, he encounters a figure that may prove his greatest threat: his own Shadow. 

The Adventure of the Deceased Doctor by Alfie Shaw

When Dr. John Watson is informed of his own murder, only the world’s greatest consulting detective can assist. He just happens to come from a different world. 

The Master of Dorian Gray by David Llewellyn from a story by Scott Handcock 

Seeking the power of immortality, the Master works himself into the life of Dorian Gray. But can he change how the story ends? 

The War Master: Escape from Reality is now available for pre-order as a collector’s edition 4-disc CD box set (+ download for just £24.99) and as a digital download (for just £19.99), exclusively from the Big Finish website. 

Scott Handcock, the box set’s Director, Producer, and Script Editor, said: “It’s always nice to throw the War Master into different scenarios and given Derek’s love for classic literature, this time we’ve thrown him into the heart of fictional favourites!  

“From the legends of ancient Greece to Hans Christian Andersen, Conan Doyle to Oscar Wilde, the Master’s plunged into an unfamiliar universe with a host of new laws to break. It’s a War Master adventure like no other!” 

The War Master: Escape from Reality is now available to pre-order for just £24.99 (collector’s edition CD box set + download) or £19.99 (download only) from the Big Finish website.  

Big Finish listeners can save money by pre-ordering The War Master: Self-Defence and The War Master: Escape from Reality together in a bundle for just £48 (collector’s edition CD box set + download) or £39 (download only). 

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.  

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