Hostile Environment

Audio ‐ February 23, 2019
Hostile Environment

Released February 2019

SOME SPOILERS FOLLOW

Using recent events in London as a foundation, Ash Darby tackles the increasingly concerning issue of homelessness in Cardiff in ‘Hostile Environment’ in which people assume they’re doing good and helping out society by using an app to tag the homeless to send the help they need. There’s a hidden truth to the decreasing numbers of homeless people on the streets, however, and Tyler Steele is about to discover the true horrors of everyday life when experienced from another perspective.

Although ‘Hostile Environment’ eventually does find Tyler seemingly accepted into Torchwood once more, this is not …

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Flight 405

Audio ‐ February 23, 2019
Flight 405

Released February 2019

SOME SPOILERS FOLLOW

Of the many characters newly introduced and reintroduced throughout Big Finish’s many Torchwood audios, perhaps no one made such an instant and lasting impact as the enigmatic member of 1950s Torchwood One, Norton Folgate, who has utilised advanced technology to continue to be intricately involved in Torchwood’s affairs overtly or covertly. Making his first appearance in these tales that represent the official continuation of the Torchwood story seen on screen in Lou Morgan’s ‘Flight 405,’ Norton teams with Andy and Yvonne to delve into the mystery of the titular aircraft that disappeared some sixty years ago …

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The Doll of Death

Audio ‐ February 20, 2019
The Doll of Death

Released September 2008

With Caroline John and Nicholas Courtney already starring in Pertwee-era installments of The Companion Chronicles, Katy Manning is the natural next choice, taking up narration duties as the beloved Jo Grant recalls an investigation into a temporal anomaly and an unstable alien artefact in Marc Platt’s ‘The Doll of Death.’

On television, Jo was a woman maturing and finding herself in a world that didn’t always acknowledge her enthusiasm and determination because of her relative inexperience, and it’s intriguing to hear a much older Jo who has been away from London for so long while chronicling her adventures with …

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The Great Space Elevator

Audio ‐ February 19, 2019
The Great Space Elevator

Released August 2008

The Companion Chronicles returns to the Second Doctor era with Jonathan Morris’s ‘The Great Space Elevator,’ this time with Deborah Watling taking centre stage as Victoria Waterfield recounts an adventure involving a dangerous alien plot looking to exploit the technological marvel that stretches from the equator to a space station held in geosynchronous orbit.

Victoria did not always receive the most in-depth development on screen, meaning that once again this range provides a glowing opportunity to further explore a character who featured so long ago. Here, Victoria is a wife and mother with a grandchild due soon, and …

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The Perfect Prisoners Part Two

Audio ‐ February 16, 2019
The Perfect Prisoners Part Two

Released February 2019

SOME SPOILERS FOLLOW

With the Doctor learning just how much of what he assumed to be true is false in heartbreaking fashion, his friends and he now know who the true mastermind of the Syndicate treachery is in John Dorney’s ‘The Perfect Prisoners Part Two.’ But as alliances and even reality itself shift, nobody is safe as the influence of furtive machinations threaten to expand far beyond the limits of this galaxy alone.

John Dorney as the script editor of The Syndicate Master Plan has naturally been involved with the entirety of the series, but this particular half story feels …

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The Perfect Prisoners Part One

Audio ‐ February 16, 2019
The Perfect Prisoners Part One

Released February 2019

SOME SPOILERS FOLLOW

As The Syndicate Master Plan begins its conclusion with John Dorney’s ‘The Perfect Prisoners Part One,’ the Doctor, Ann, and K9 are hot on the heels of the Syndicate itself. But after surviving killer robots and dangerous aliens to save an entire system, their path leads to a machine that can literally rewrite reality and make dreams come true, revealing an unexpected secret even more entangled with the Doctor’s previous actions on Kembel.

The series title and previous instalments have made it no secret that the Syndicate has direct ties to ‘The Daleks’ Master Plan,’ and the …

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Fever Island

Audio ‐ February 15, 2019
Fever Island

Released February 2019

SOME SPOILERS FOLLOW

Intent on uncovering the truth behind the mysterious Syndicate, the Doctor, Ann, and K9 instead fall victim to a storm in the vortex that sweeps them back in time to a strange location known as Fever Island on 1978 Earth in Jonathan Barnes’s appropriately-titled ‘Fever Island.’ This is not the return home the Doctor may have anticipated for Ann, however, as they soon find themselves entwined in secret agent Jason Vane’s mission to track down the evil Okulov before he destroys the world and nightmares come true.

Doctor Who has
always been able to effortlessly blend science fiction …

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Time’s Assassin

Audio ‐ February 14, 2019
Time’s Assassin

Released February 2019

SOME SPOILERS FOLLOW

With Zephon revealed as the true Director of the Kembel experimental facility and keen to exact revenge against the Doctor whose act of subterfuge to steal the Time Destructor’s taranium core so long ago cost his family everything, Guy Adams continues the story laid out in ‘The False Guardian’ with ‘Time’s Assassin’ to begin the second half of the eighth series of The Fourth Doctor Adventures.

Taken as a whole, the narrative structure of the four
episodes of this two-part tale is somewhat strange, initially building up the
return of Mavic Chen before quickly refuting that, then spotlighting the …

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Black Thursday and Power Game

Audio ‐ February 14, 2019
Black Thursday and Power Game

Released February 2019

SOME SPOILERS FOLLOW

Over the past several years, Big Finish has mastered the hour-long storytelling format that the modern television series instilled into the public consciousness, providing streamlined glimpses into every era of Doctor Who without necessarily sacrificing anything that makes each one so unique. However, 2017 marked the first year that that particular style entered the main range with two two-part stories featuring in a single release for the Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Doctors, and the pairing of ‘Black Thursday’ and ‘Power Game’ looks to build upon those successes while continuing to explore the expanding dynamic of a …

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Here There Be Monsters

Audio ‐ February 12, 2019
Here There Be Monsters

Released July 2008

The Companion Chronicles through its first eight releases proved just how easily the early eras of Doctor Who could transition to the audio medium even with a limited cast and time allotment, focusing on character and atmosphere without sacrificing any imagination in these very polished affairs. Beginning the third series in what marked a shift to a year-round monthly release schedule, Andy Lane’s ‘Here There Be Monsters’ sees the First Doctor, Susan, Ian, and Barbara land aboard the Earth Benchmarking Vessel Nevermore with the fate of the universe at stake because of the holes Captain Rostrum is punching …

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