Released July 2012 Colin Baker’s Sixth Doctor is undoubtedly the classic series incarnation who has benefitted most from Big Finish’s endeavours, creating a much more amiable and less brusque version than often showed up on screen. However, for exactly that reason, The Lost Stories range has rightfully focused more heavily on the Sixth Doctor than any other, offering a fascinating insight into what could have been and allowing direct comp…

Released June 2012 The classic era of Doctor Who tended to leave past companions alone once they departed the company of the Doctor and the TARDIS, a few flashbacks and cameos in special episodes notwithstanding. Accordingly, ‘Power Play’- or what was once titled ‘Meltdown’ before real-world scares intervened- feels like something of a precursor to the modern era of the franchise where past companions return with much more frequency and c…

Released May 2012 After successfully ushering in The Lost Stories with a collection of Sixth Doctor stories comprising a potential missing season twenty-three, Big Finish returns to the dynamic pairing of Colin Baker and Nicola Bryant to headline three further releases that delve into the annals of unproduced Doctor Who lore. As a sequel to ‘The Keeper of Traken,’ ‘The Guardians of Prophecy’ takes the Doctor and Peri to the last surviving…

Released December 2011 To round out its trilogy of Fifth Doctor adventures to open the third series of The Lost Stories, Big Finish turns to ‘The Children of Seth,’ a story from the mind of ‘Kinda’ and ‘Snakedance’ writer Christopher Bailey. When the TARDIS picks up a message on the temporal scanner containing only the word ‘Idra,’ the Doctor, Nyssa, and Tegan travel to the Archipelago of Sirius as the Autarch is about to announce a crusa…

Released November 2011 Big Finish’s The Lost Stories Fifth Doctor trilogy continues with ‘Hexagora,’ a story from Peter Ling and Hazel Adair and adapted for audio by Paul Finch. When the Doctor, Nyssa, and Tegan arrive in Brisbane and uncover an alien abduction leading them to the planet of Luparis and a city very reminiscent of Tudor London, they soon uncover a secretive plot that threatens the very livelihood of two species. ‘Hexagora’ …

Released July 2017 SOME SPOILERS FOLLOW The planet Deshrah is a world of renowned natural beauty and splendour, a world so beautiful and popular that one must first park on the nearby artificial planetoid aptly named Parking before being able to teleport there. But before the Doctor, Mel, and Ace are able to complete their journey to Deshrah, they quickly become involved in the ongoing clash between the overzealous Wardens and the sect of…

Released July 2017 SOME SPOILERS FOLLOW What has ostensibly become a hybrid of the televised seasons seventeen and eighteen continues with the current run of The Fourth Doctor Adventures as the Doctor and Romana turn up to investigate when a 1980s English archaeological dig discovers a Movellan power pack buried among Iron Age artefacts. Yet as they discover a Movellan ship concealed underground and as the Daleks’ arch enemies make their …

Released October 2011 Following the incredibly successful introduction of Tom Baker’s Fourth Doctor to is audio family with The Fourth Doctor Box Set, Big Finish now welcomes Peter Davison’s Fifth Doctor into its The Lost Stories range with ‘The Elite,’ a tale from the mind of ‘Enlightenment’ scribe Barbara Clegg. Arriving in a domed city on a planet scarred by warfare where the young population fights for the glory of the Elite, the Doct…

Released October 2011 Tom Baker’s Big Finish debut in The Fourth Doctor Box Set comes to a close with ‘The Valley of Death,’ a story from the mind of Philip Hinchcliffe that was originally intended to air during the season after his departure from the franchise. As the Doctor and Leela join Edward Perkins on his expedition into the Amazon rainforest to find the truth behind his great-grandfather’s disappearance a century earlier, they soo…

Released October 2011 After years of declining to reprise his iconic Fourth Doctor role in the audio medium, Tom Baker finally joins the Big Finish family with The Fourth Doctor Box Set in its The Lost Stories range, a collection of two tales stemming from the immensely popular Philip Hinchcliffe era. The opening instalment, Robert Banks Stewart’s ‘The Foe from the Future,’ was originally intended to serve as a finale for the incomparable…

Theatre of War
Audio / February 21, 2017

Released December 2015 At first glance, ‘Theatre of War’ seems like a bit of an odd choice for Big Finish to adapt from The New Adventures range. The original novel is immensely enjoyable as it meshes space opera and intrigue wonderfully amidst the backdrop of an interplanetary war, but it doesn’t fundamentally alter the trajectory of the leads or franchise in any meaningful way when taken in isolation even though it does put th…

The Eternal Battle
Audio / February 20, 2017

Released February 2017 SOME SPOILERS FOLLOW The Fourth Doctor Adventures has never shied away from the use of nostalgia and classic foes to tell its tales and crisply recapture its intended era, and the sixth series is already proving that it will be no different. And while there have been some instances in which a nod to continuity or recurrence have not enhanced the script in any meaningful way, ‘The Eternal Battle’ is unquest…

The Contingency Club
Audio / February 19, 2017

Released February 2017 SOME SPOILERS FOLLOW Perhaps because of the Sherlockian undertones so prevalent in the character and very fabric of Doctor Who, the franchise has always seemed perfectly at home within the confines of a stylized Victorian era. With ‘The Contingency Club,’ Big Finish returns the Fifth Doctor to that atmospheric period just as The Contingency is quickly becoming the most exclusive and desirable gentlemen’s c…

Last of the Colophon
Audio / February 17, 2017

Released May 2014 Jonathan Morris’s ‘Last of the Colophon’ continues the audio adventures of the Fourth Doctor and Leela, the intrepid duo this time landing upon the dead world of Colophos alongside the crew of the Oligarch survey ship. As the presence of a strange communication from the wheelchair-bound and bandaged Astaroth Morax- a being who claims to be the last of the Colophon race- suggests, though, the truth is not as obv…

Damaged Goods
Audio / February 16, 2017

Released April 2015 The New Adventures novel ‘Damaged Goods’ was undoubtedly an obvious choice for Big Finish to adapt for its audio range. Published in 1996 and written by Russell T Davies, the man behind the incredible success of the 2005 television revival, ‘Damaged Goods’ instantly earned its place amongst the very best written adventures as it grimly focused on very real characters with very real drama in very real settings…

The Keeper of Traken
Episode / February 16, 2017

Aired 31 January – 21 February 1981 Death and decay have been constant narrative streams through Tom Baker’s final series of adventures, and ‘The Keeper of Traken’ runs with those themes and utilizes the impending departure of the leading man to add a tremendous deal of weight to a satisfying tale upon the peaceful world of Traken that might otherwise have seemed a bit too excessive. Considering that the script had to undergo se…

The Evil One
Audio / February 14, 2017

Released April 2014 The Fourth Doctor Adventures turns once more to Big Finish stalwart Nicholas Briggs for the fourth adventure of its third series, bringing Leela to the forefront with events hearken back to her televised debut in ‘The Face of Evil’ and beyond. As the Doctor and Leela find themselves surrounded by the mystery of and the investigation into a space cruiser’s missing crew and passengers as well as by a horde of m…

The Well-Mannered War
Audio / February 13, 2017

Released April 2015 ‘The Well-Mannered War’ is the final of Gareth Roberts’s season seventeen The Missing Adventures trilogy to be adapted for Big Finish. With some of the more overt humour toned down and a greater focus on a very imaginative and vivid plot, it’s also quite tonally distinct and helps give nuance and greater depth to the events surrounding the titular 200-year war between humans and Chelonians in which not a sing…

Warriors’ Gate
Episode / February 13, 2017

Aired 3 – 24 January 1981 ‘Warriors’ Gate’ marks the end of the E-space trilogy, a deeply rewarding story that brings choice to the forefront as a pathway to the normal universe presents itself. It’s no secret that this season is one fraught with the looming prospect of change, and ‘Warriors’ Gate’ certainly pays respect to this season’s earlier stories and developments while boldly kickstarting the programme’s bold …

The Crooked Man
Audio / February 12, 2017

Released March 2014 The reliable John Dorney pens the third entry in the third series of Big Finish’s The Fourth Doctor Adventures, delving expertly into the gothic horror genre while eventually proving to be operating within the confines of a sequel to a beloved classic tale. As the Doctor and Leela come upon a series of monstrous murders along a wintry seaside, they soon realize that something supernatural is at work, a force …