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

Before Earth, before UNIT, before exile, the Second Doctor enters into a dangerous bargain in return for his freedom...

The Final Beginning by Mark Wright and Nicholas Briggs (4 parts)
Believing he has escaped exile - and a change to his appearance - by the Time Lords, the Doctor finds himself lost on a snowy, alien world. He is not alone – prospectors Catrona and Silas are stranded on this nightmare planet, but without his TARDIS, the Doctor is powerless to help them.

Seeking answers – and freedom – the Doctor’s hopes and suspicions are aroused when a crashed TARDIS is discovered in the snow. Are Catrona and Silas as innocent as they seem? And who is Raven, the young woman who watches from afar?

Long buried secrets are about to be revealed in this icy wasteland, and the Doctor discovers that every end has a terrifying new beginning…

Wrath of the Ice Warriors by Andrew Smith (4 parts)
Plunged into the middle of a desperate mission by his new masters, the Doctor is delighted to be reunited with Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart of UNIT near Cape Wrath, Scotland. The Doctor’s arrival coincides with the sighting of black cylinders in the sky and an attack on a trawler by a ‘creature o’ the sea.’

The Doctor quickly realises he is dealing with Ice Warriors and investigates with the help of the Brigadier and local crofter Sheena Flynn. With a space fleet lurking in the vicinity of Jupiter, the Doctor believes the Martians are planning a new invasion of Earth – but who is the true enemy?

Battle lines are drawn and the Doctor races against time to prevent Earth being caught in the crossfire.

 

Brigadier Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart © Haisman & Lincoln and used under licence.
With thanks to Hannah Haisman and Candy Jar

Recorded on: 21 February and 21-23 March 2022
Recorded at: Audio Sorcery and The Soundhouse

Reviews

This is terrific fun – overall I can thoroughly recommend this new beginning for the Second Doctor at Big Finish. Michael Troughton takes over the role and there are times that his performance is uncannily like his father... There’s multiple modes on display in the four episodes of this first story, and it all really bodes well for the future... A warm welcome to the latest Doctor! 9/10

Sci-Fi Bulletin

Beyond War Games is worth your time, but the two stories feel written for two very different types of fan so milage may vary... What I do know for sure is that this could be ushering in a new golden age for the Second Doctor on audio. 8/10

Indie Mac User

Oh, my giddy aunt! The Second Doctor has finally got his first full-cast Big Finish audio release; this time with Patrick Troughton’s son, Michael, stepping into his late father’s shoes... I consider Beyond War Games to be one of the best boxsets of 2022.

The Doctor Who Companion

For those who may be a bit apprehensive at jumping into a Doctor’s adventures who they are unfamiliar with, The Second Doctor’s Adventures Beyond War Games was enjoyable enough to make you want to see more from classic Doctor Who. Michael Troughton was fantastic stepping into his father’s shoes, capturing the same energy and enjoyment that I got from any of the NuWho adventures.

The Cosmic Circus
  • Product Format: 3-disc CD (jewel case in slipcover)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Duration: 233 minutes
  • Physical Retail ISBN: 978-1-83868-736-6
  • Digital Retail ISBN: 978-1-83868-737-3
  • Production Code: BFPDWDR0201
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