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Doctor Who: The First Doctor Adventures Volume 02
Doctor Who - The First Doctor Adventures

2. Doctor Who: The First Doctor Adventures Volume 02

Available July 2018

Written by John Dorney Andrew Smith

From US $38.00

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2.1 The Invention of Death by John Dorney

After an experimental flight, the TARDIS crew find themselves on one of the strangest worlds they have ever encountered.

Alien life takes many forms, and on Ashtallah the travellers find all their preconceptions tested.

But this world is about to make a discovery – and it could mean the end of everything.

2.2 The Barbarians and the Samurai by Andrew Smith

In 19th Century Japan, Westerners are forbidden. So when the TARDIS arrives near Lord Mamoru’s castle, the daimyo’s Samurai are soon on their trail.

Uncovering secrets at court and treachery in the ranks, the Doctor and his friends are drawn into intrigue. And, as a battle begins, they are caught in the middle.


Recorded on: 29-30 August, 7-8 September and 16 November 2017
Recorded at: The Soundhouse


Episode titles:

The Invention of Death
1. A World Without Fear
2. The First
3. The Dying Art
4. The Invention of Life

The Barbarians and the Samurai
1. The Forbidden Land
2. Barbarians Among Us
3. Power Play
4. Fall of the Samurai


Even as they capture that distinct Sixties feel, these two stories also feel modern. It’s a difficult balance to get right, but both writers have achieved it incredibly well. The second volume of The First Doctor Adventures is another amazing success.


The Invention of Death is a stand-out story, and a strong contender for Big Finish’s best release of 2018. The Barbarians and the Samurai is one of the most accurate historicals to date, with an interesting new role for our leads in a historical story.

  • Product Format: 5-disc CD (slipcover boxset)
  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Duration: 300 minutes
  • Physical Retail ISBN: 978-1-78703-454-9
  • Digital Retail ISBN: 978-1-78703-455-6
  • Production Code: BFPDW1STCD02
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