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There’s trouble ahead – and in the past – for the original TARDIS team in two brand new stories, as The First Doctor Adventures volume four is released today.
The Daleks’ home planet of Skaro and revolutionary Russia are the settings for these latest full-cast audio adventures; one terrifyingly far in the future, and one uncomfortably close to the present day.
David Bradley, Jemma Powell, Jamie Glover and Claudia Grant reprise the roles they first created for television in the 50th anniversary special story, An Adventure In Time And Space, as the Doctor and his companions, Barbara, Ian and Susan.
Doctor Who – The First Doctor Adventures Volume Four is available now at £24.99 as a collector’s edition CD or £19.99 on download at www.bigfinish.com
The story details of The First Doctor Adventures Volume Four are as follows:
Return to Skaro by Andrew Smith
A new plan to return to Earth actually returns the TARDIS to another place its crew have recently visited - Skaro, home world of the Daleks.
But it is some time after their previous visit. The Thals have moved on with developing their species... Yet the shadow of the Dalek city always looms large over them.
Venturing into the abandoned metropolis, the Doctor and his friends discover the Daleks aren’t as dead as they might have thought... and it isn’t only their enemies who have secrets.
Last of the Romanovs by Jonathan Barnes
The TARDIS lands on Earth near to an eerie and familiar house... with the only witness a regal man watching from inside through a broken window.
Leaving the ship the crew immediately find themselves in trouble - because they have landed in Ekaterinburg early in the twentieth century.
The man inside the house is Nicholas, the last Tsar of Russia, imprisoned with his family... and one of the most notorious crimes in history is just about to happen.
Producer, David Richardson said: “We’ve done three First Doctor box sets without any returning monsters so I decided it was time to take the TARDIS back to Skaro for a sequel that would recreate the tangible atmosphere of the first Dalek story.
“The genius writer that is Andrew Smith has done us proud in exploring what happened on Skaro in the decades that followed – and there is (obviously!) a resurgent Dalek threat brewing in that long-dead Dalek city. Expect some brilliant world building, exciting set pieces and Barbara Wright at her most resilient.
“Then writer Jonathan Barnes provides this box set’s historical adventure, which I loved from the very first pitch. It’s a rich, textured journey through the final days of the doomed former Tsar of Russia, and it doesn’t pull any dramatic punches.”
Doctor Who – The First Doctor Adventures Volume Four is available now at £24.99 as a collector’s edition CD or £19.99 on download, from the Big Finish website.
Big Finish listeners can also get a discount with a bundle: order both The First Doctor Adventures Volume Four and Volume Five together for just £48 as a collector’s edition CD or £39 on download. The First Doctor Adventures Volume Five will be released in April 2021.