While we may have to wait nine months or so for Daleks to return to Doctor Who on our televisions, the audio adventures of the Third Doctor brings the classic antagonist back to life this coming May.
UNIT’s Sergeant Benton, played by original series actor John Levene, returns alongside the Brigadier, once again voiced by hugely popular impressionist Jon Culshaw. Big Finish’s evocation of authentic 1970s-era Doctor Who has been highly-praised by fans and critics alike.
Doctor Who: The Third Doctor Adventures volume 6 is now available for pre-order from just £19.99, exclusively from www.bigfinish.com
The four-disc box set includes two brand new stories:
Poison of the Daleks by Guy Adams:
UNIT has been seconded to handle security at Breathe Industries’ revolutionary new air filtration plant. The Doctor is initially dismissive… but when a man seems to appear out of thin air and die, his curiosity is piqued. The Doctor soon discovers that the plant is connected to another time, another place. Stranded with Jo, the Brigadier and Benton on a distant planet, the Doctor discovers the terrible truth behind Breathe Industries’ new technology. His oldest enemies, the Daleks.
Can even the Doctor and UNIT manage to save two worlds at the same time?
And, Operation Hellfire by Jonathan Barnes:
When the Doctor accepts an invitation to an audience with a popular horror writer, he’s expecting a rather dull evening. But he quickly senses the presence of another Gallifreyan nearby. The Time Lords have a mission for him. Soon the Doctor and Jo find themselves at the height of the Second World War in 1943. Caught up in a struggle involving occultist Nazis, the Prime Minister, top secret agencies and a mysteriously powerful amulet, they must distinguish friend from foe and avoid sacrifice upon the altar of evil.
Director, Nicholas Briggs said: “Working in studio on the stories is always a blast. Tim and Katy make a lovely team, and they are determined to have fun. We’ve developed a real shorthand communication and I can’t wait to give them both a huge hug the next time we meet. Jon Culshaw has also proved to be a superb addition to the group, and I don’t think I’ll ever tire of listening to his quite uncanny rendition of the good old Brigadier. I loved Nick Courtney to bits and often shed a little tear in remembrance of all the good times I had with him, so to have Jon doing such a fabulous job as a tribute to Nick is really rather special for me.”
Big Finish has been producing Doctor Who audios since 1999, starring Tom Baker, David Tennant and John Hurt. Tim Treloar has portrayed the Third Doctor, since 2013’s anniversary special, The Light at the End. Ian McNeice also reprises the role of Winston Churchill, which he originated on the new TV series of Doctor Who in 2010.