A new Seventh Doctor story is out today! In Doctor Who: Subterfuge, The Doctor will team up with Winston Churchill in 1945 London.
Sylvester McCoy reprises his role of the Seventh Doctor in this new story. He is joined by Ian McNeice (Winston Churchill), Rufus Hound (The Meddling Monk), and — for his Doctor Who debut — by Brian Capron (Lesley Kulcade). McNeice previously played Churchill on Doctor Who and has his own Big Finish spin-off called The Churchill Years. Other members of the cast include Mimi Ndiweni (The Witcher) and Philip Labey (Red Dwarf). Brian Capron is well known for his roles of Richard Hillman in Coronation Street and Mr Hopwood in Grange Hill.
Check the synopsis below:
London, 1945. Winston Churchill campaigns for re-election. His new strategic adviser assures him that Britain has a bright future under his continued leadership. It’s a vote he can’t possibly lose. But the Doctor knows that he must. The Monk is meddling, altering history for his own selfish ends. With spies and aliens in the mix, Winston realises victory may not be so simple. But at least he can trust his old friend… can’t he?
Actor Brian Capron said: “I am playing Agent Kulcade who is an MI5 operative. He seems quite authentic early on, but he proves to be something quite the opposite eventually. It’s a lovely character to play because he’s so devious. There’s so much colour and intrigue involved in the role. There’s a lot of potential with this one.”
Actor Ian McNeice said: “The thing I enjoy about Doctor Who is, actually, there’s no reason why Churchill couldn’t come back at any time, day or night, with any Doctor. We are laying the groundwork in this story for him to turn up again. It’s a joy to appear with the Doctors themselves in these audio dramas. I’ve now done one with Sylvester McCoy and one with Paul McGann. Here’s to many more.”
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And Sylvester McCoy, the Seventh Doctor, added: “I’ve really enjoyed doing this episode because I do love history and also I know this history. I was around when these things happened – or didn’t happen, thanks to Doctor Who. I didn’t realise that I’d come back in time and keep history on track and save the timeline.”
Doctor Who: Subterfuge is available now via CD or digital download at the Big Finish website.