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We love StoriesBig Finish produce great full-cast audio drama for CD and download, featuring many popular television fantasy series.

The War Master: The Master of Callous starring Derek Jacobi as the Master is out now.

On the mining colony Callous, Elliot King struggles to meet the demands of its governor, Teremon. The odds are stacked against him, and his options are running low. The world that once promised dreams now offers only despair.

A wild Ood stalks the forests, carrying an antiquated phone. The caller promises much – he claims he can change the world – but he always speaks a devastating truth.

He is the Master and the Ood will obey him... but to what end?

Scott Handcock, producer and director of The War Master range, told us more in November’s Vortex Magazine: “It’s been lovely getting to world-build, and the colonists in this story feel like a proper community. Derek and Silas are fantastic as the Master and the Ood, but also Maeve Bluebell Wells and Samantha Béart shine as Cassie and Martine King. They’re our identification figures in this, and are simply incredible.

“The entire story feels very honest and real – it’s a very human story, as I say – and all credit to the cast for selling the world and the characters with such conviction.” You can read the full article on this fantastic new series in Vortex Magazine now.

The War Master: The Master of Callous is available now at £20 on download or £23 on CD. Don’t forget that all CD purchases unlock a download on the Big Finish app and the Big Finish site.

The third series, The War Master: Rage of the Time Lords will be released in July 2019, written by Tim Foley and David Llewellyn. The fourth series, The War Master: Anti-Genesis written by Nicholas Briggs and Alan Barnes, will complete the saga in December 2019.

All four series of The War Master can be pre-ordered today individually for £20 on download or £23 on CD. Or you can save money in a specially-priced War Master bundle with all four series at £80 on download or £90 on CD.

If you’ve previously purchased the first series, The War Master: Only the Good, you can get series 2–4 at £68 on CD or £60 on download.

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