The Lone Centurion Volume One

Audio ‐ April 12, 2021
The Lone Centurion Volume One

Released April 2021

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Arguably no companion of the Doctor’s has had such a complicated relationship with life and time than Rory Williams, the man who was erased from time itself, who returned as part of a grandiose trap for the Doctor in plasticized form, and who would go on to become Amy Pond’s husband and the Doctor’s own father-in-law. Yet before any weddings could take place and at a time when the entire universe was in …

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Master!

Audio ‐ April 01, 2021
Master!

Released March 2021

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Perhaps unsurprisingly given his one on-screen appearance as the Master in the 1996 TV Movie that failed to kickstart a new television series, Eric Roberts is rarely listed at the top of definitive Master lists. Yet despite the over-the-top nature of the character that was perfectly befitting of the more American tone of the co-production between Universal Studios and BBC Worldwide, there was an undoubted charisma and truly palpable sense of danger that …

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Lease of Life

Audio ‐ March 28, 2021
Lease of Life

Released March 2021

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In a pandemic year beset by the necessity of self-quarantine in which those lived with have never been so close while those who are normally so close have never seemed so far away, Torchwood delves into the functionality of a Cardiff shared house in Aaron Lamont’s ‘Lease of Life.’ In this house, however, there is a small spreading mould problem, and the City Council’s Mould Expert, Dr Owen Harper, is on the case.

Bringing …

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The Doomsday Contract

Audio ‐ March 22, 2021
The Doomsday Contract

Released March 2021

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Expanding upon a series of ideas between original outliner John Lloyd and then-script editor Douglas Adams, Nev Fountain finally gives life to ‘The Doomsday Contract’ with a tone very much in the style of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. In the middle of a holiday, the Doctor, Romana, and K9 are summoned to appear in court, the Doctor’s expert testimony vital to proving that Earth is home to intelligent life and thus …

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Return of the Cybermen

Audio ‐ March 20, 2021
Return of the Cybermen

Released March 2021

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The Lost Stories range has consistently provided fascinating insight into an alternative world of Doctor Who that could have been under different circumstances, but rarely has that goal been so explicitly realized as with ‘Return of the Cybermen’ that has been adapted for audio by Big Finish stalwart John Dorney. Originally written by Gerry Anderson but extensively changed by script editor Robert Holmes to become the 1975 serial ‘Revenge of the Cybermen’ in …

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The End of the Beginning

Audio ‐ March 16, 2021
The End of the Beginning

Released March 2021

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And so, after more than twenty years of stories that have breathed new life and given exemplary exploration to the Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Doctor eras, the once-titled Big Finish main range of adventures that more recently assumed the moniker of The Monthly Adventures draws to a close with ‘The End of the Beginning’ by Robert Valentine.

Fittingly and perhaps expectedly, ‘The End of the Beginning’ pays homage to the format of the …

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The Long Way Round

Audio ‐ March 14, 2021
The Long Way Round

Released March 2021

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Traveling decades into the paradox-ridden future rather than millennia as in the opener to Stranded 2, the Doctor and his companions are quickly captured by an unknown force that seems to know their every move in John Dorney’s ‘The Long Way Round.’ An interrogator wants answers, but even finding the right questions proves to be a difficult task.

In many ways, the format of ‘The Long Way Round’ is perfect for COVID-19 lockdown restrictions …

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Baker Street Irregulars

Audio ‐ March 13, 2021
Baker Street Irregulars

Released March 2021

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When a World War II bomb is found in the middle of Baker Street, the Doctor takes Zakia and Aisha to see some of their family history and the secret life their grandmother led in Lisa McMullin’s ‘Baker Street Irregulars.’ The truths the sisters find in short order, however, threaten to be even more explosive than the bomb Tania and Liv are attempting to defuse.

Stranded 2 has thus far featured Doctor Who’s more …

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UNIT Dating

Audio ‐ March 12, 2021
UNIT Dating

Released March 2021

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Following a trip to the far future, the Doctor decides to further test his repairing TARDIS’ capabilities by taking a trip into the past, hoping to pick up some spare parts from his former self at UNIT in the process in Roy Gill’s ‘UNIT Dating.’ However, just as a young soldier named Ron Winters meets a young lab assistant named Tony Clare in the 1970s, the couple’s memories mysteriously begin to fall apart …

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Dead Time

Audio ‐ March 11, 2021
Dead Time

Released March 2021

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In the wake of a tremendous paradox, the TARDIS has begun to heal in Matt Fitton’s opener to Stranded 2, ‘Dead Time.’ However, when the Doctor decides to take the TARDIS for a test flight with decidedly more passengers than he intended, he finds that it can travel only in time at this point and arrives in the distant future on an Earth that appears to be dead.

Despite the momentous setting that is …

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