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

Journey to Peladon, member world of the Galactic Federation and home to intrigue and adventure. With each passing generation, the toll of industrial exploitation and deadly political games is taking its toll on the planet. Can the Doctor and his allies guide the course of history towards a hopeful future? Or is Peladon's fate in the lap of the gods?

1. The Ordeal of Peladon by Jonathan Barnes & Robert Valentine
When King Peladon hears of a holy man with seemingly magical powers and the gift of foresight, he resolves to discover the truth of it for himself. But his quest to understand the shifting loyalties of his people is one from which he cannot return unchanged.

2. The Poison of Peladon by Lizzie Hopley
River Song has infiltrated the court of Queen Thalira in the guise of a high priestess. With rumours swirling that Peladon is on the brink of a republican uprising, River joins forces with her new best friend, Alpha Centauri, to get to the bottom of the mystery

3. The Death of Peladon by Mark Wright
The Sixth Doctor and Mel arrive on Peladon to discover a world on the brink of environmental disaster. Civil war looms and a dark plot brews in the shadows of the court. Unless they can help avert catastrophe, there seems to be little hope left for one of the Doctor's favourite planets.

4. The Truth of Peladon by Tim Foley
Arla, last of Peladon’s great seamstresses, is commissioned to make a great cloak for the latest coronation. She’ll need a new assistant to complete her work in time, and one appears: the Eighth Doctor! Determined to show Arla the truth of Peladon, the delicate threads he's drawing together will change Peladon forever.

Recorded on: 5 May 2021 and further dates TBC
Recorded at: Recorded remotely and at Side Studios

Reviews

Peladon is a thematic set which eventually ends with a story that contextualises everything that has come before. There are beautiful performances, places to go for a potential sequel just as engaging as the original, and an elevation above simply retreading the two Peladon television stories. 8.75/10

Indie Mac User

After four episodes, it's hard to call Peladon anything but a triumph... And like their predecessors fifty years ago, they also offer up something to say about the here and now alongside telling good SF stories. In short, everything you need for a great Doctor Who storytelling.

Warped Factor

1.1 The Ordeal of Peladon: Plenty of dark hints and foreshadowing in a strong opener. 8/10

1.2 The Poison of Peladon: A solid entry from The Diary of River Song on Peladon. 7/10

1.3 The Death of Peladon: A very strong third instalment for this celebration of Peladon’s half-century of stories courtesy of Mark Wright, who provides Colin Baker and Bonnie Langford with some terrific dialogue and scenes... make sure you listen right to the end of the final track! 9/10

Sci-Fi Bulletin
  • Product Format: 4-disc CD (jewel case in slipcover)
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Duration: 312 minutes
  • Physical Retail ISBN: 978-1-83868-722-9
  • Digital Retail ISBN: 978-1-83868-723-6
  • Production Code: BFPDWPELADON50
Previous release in this range: Doctor Who: The Legacy of Time (Limited Edition)
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