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

When River Song goes shopping for a whole load of unclaimed loyalty points, she uncovers secrets linked to her tangled past.

The Doctor arrives, and the mystery deepens. He is already exploring the universe with another companion – someone River knows nothing about.

Madame Kovarian has been busy, and this time she will not accept failure…

3.1 The Lady in the Lake by Nev Fountain

On Terminus Prime, clients choose their own means of demise. Something exciting, meaningful, or heroic to end it all.

But when River discovers that there are repeat customers, she knows something more is going on.

She begins to uncover a cult with worrying abilities. Its members can apparently cheat death, and that’s not all they have in common with River…

3.2 A Requiem for the Doctor by Jac Rayner

River has joined the Doctor and his friend Brooke on their travels, and they stop off in 18th century Vienna.

Brooke thinks history is dull. Until people start dying.

Mozart’s legacy is not just his music. River has more than one mystery to solve before a killer is let loose on the people of Vienna – and on the Doctor.

3.3 My Dinner with Andrew by John Dorney

Welcome, Mesdames et Messieurs, to The Bumptious Gastropod.

The most exclusive, most discreet dining experience outside the universe. For the restaurant exists beyond spacetime itself, and the usual rules of causality do not apply. Anything could happen.

It is here that the Doctor has a date. With River Song. And with death.

3.4 The Furies by Matt Fitton

Stories of the Furies abound across the cosmos: vengeful spirits hounding guilty souls to death. Madame Kovarian taught them to a child raised in fear, trained to kill, and placed inside a spacesuit.

Kovarian knows the universe’s greatest threat, the Doctor must be eliminated. An assassin was created for that purpose.

But if Melody Pond has failed, Kovarian will simply have to try again…



"10/10 Well written, finely acted and just downright entertaining, this is a story that needed telling" We Are Cult

"10/10 I cannot recommend this box set enough, even if you ever not that keen on River on TV give this a go and you will be pleasantly surprised by her depth of character." Planet Mondas

"5/5 Having always felt more like the lead of her own show, rather than the guest star, it is no surprise that River Song has thrived on audio, courtesy of Big Finish." Cultbox

“Alex Kingston, naturally, brings all the sass, and a good deal more.” Doctor Who Magazine

"Four cracking stories, great casting, Ken Bentley’s direction and wonderful performances." Red Rocket Rising

"9/10 This is a wonderful set start to finish." Indie Mac User

"With a story and structure that heavily ties into the Eleventh Doctor's era of stories, any fan that enjoyed the time hopping and intricate plotting (and even major plot elements) that shaped that era of the series will probably find something to enjoy in this set." Doctor Who News

"More than either of the previous box sets, it feels like part of the TV chronology of her story, just a part we never got to see on screen, and for that it’s more than satisfying. For that, it feels like an essential listen." MassMovement

"If there’s still any naysayers out there who say that either River Song is a one dimensional character, or that Jodie Whittaker, or any woman for that matter, shouldn’t play the Doctor, I implore them to listen to this release and have their views questioned in an incredibly scripted, brilliantly performed and entertaining hour of audio drama." Gallifrey Archive

"The Diary of River Song continues to bring the modern and classic eras of Doctor Who together expertly" Doctor Who Reviews


Recorded at: The Moat Studios
  • Product Format: 5-disc CD (slipcover box set)
  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Duration: 297 minutes
  • Physical Retail ISBN: 978-1-78703-493-8
  • Digital Retail ISBN: 978-1-78703-494-5
  • Production Code: BFPDWRIVER03
Previous release in this range: The Diary of River Song: Five Twenty-Nine
Next release in this range: The Diary of River Song Series 04
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