Doctor Who has been around since the 60s, when it was first introduced, and has continued to be a massively popular series with its current reboot. Now Whovians from both eras of the show can head back to 1963 and the First Doctor with Big Finish Production’s Doctor Who – The Companion Chronicles: The First Doctor Volume Three.
The original companions will reprise their roles from more than 50 years ago. Carole Ann Ford, Maureen O’Brien, Peter Purves, and Anneke Wills return as Susan, Vicki, Steven. and Polly for four new adventures. Here are the summaries for the four stories”
“E is For…” by Julian Richards
All is not right on the planet Malkus. Every day, more and more monstrosities are born; people with powers and abilities far beyond those of normal men and women. They call these people “the Gifted.” And Susan has become one of them. Separated from her friends in a Police State dedicated to hunting people like her, Susan finds herself in a prison which has destroyed countless lives. And at its center, at its heart, waiting, is the most dangerous monster of all …
“Daybreak” by John Pritchard
Everyone knows their story. They were heroes, who struck a blow for freedom at the cost of their own lives. Vicki grew up reading of their exploits. She’s always hoped to be as brave as them.
Now, the TARDIS has brought her to their dark and desperate era. The war is still unfinished, and the story’s end has not been written yet. Can Vicki play her part in the struggle for a better future? Or is the past more complicated than she’s bargained for?
“The Vardan Invasion of Mirth” by Paul Morris and Ian Atkins
The Doctor and Steven think they’ve arrived in London 1956, but the TARDIS disagrees. When both the Doctor and his craft are lost, it’s down to Steven to solve a mystery that holds his fate in its grasp. With the help of comic Teddy Baxter, Steven’s going to have to find a way into television…
“The Crumbling Magician” by Guy Adams
The TARDIS has crashed, its passengers in a bad way. The Doctor – not in the best of health anyway, his old body wearing somewhat thin – is in a coma; Ben is unconscious. As for Polly, she’s been affected worst of all. Time is running in the wrong order for her and she’s seen the future, a future in which she’s mortally wounded. But will Continuity allow her to die?
Doctor Who – The Companion Chronicles: The First Doctor Volume Three is available to purchase on CD and download through the Big Finish website. CD purchases also come with a download option.