Big Finish’s ‘Doctor Who: The First Adventures Volume Four’ Out Today

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The First Doctor is back in two new stories out today. In Doctor Who: The First Adventures Volume Four, David Bradley, Jemma Powell, Jamie Glover, and Claudia Grant reprise their roles of the First Doctor and his companions Barbara, Ian, and Susan that they first played in An Adventure In Time and Space. In the first story, The Doctor will meet The Daleks again on Skaro and he will end up in Ekaterinburg with the last Romanovs. David Bradley is well known for his role of Argus Filch (Harry Potter) and Walter Frey (Games of Thrones). Jemma Powell played Margaret Kingsley in Alice in Wonderland. Jamie Glover played Harry Potter in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre in London. Claudia Grant played Polly Chapman in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

You can read the synopsis below:

Return to Skaro by Andrew Smith

A new plan to return to Earth actually returns the TARDIS to another place its crew have recently visited – Skaro, home world of the Daleks. But it is some time after their previous visit. The Thals have moved on with developing their species… Yet the shadow of the Dalek city always looms large over them.  Venturing into the abandoned metropolis, the Doctor and his friends discover the Daleks aren’t as dead as they might have thought… and it isn’t only their enemies who have secrets.

Last of the Romanovs by Jonathan Barnes

The TARDIS lands on Earth near to an eerie and familiar house… with the only witness a regal man watching from inside through a broken window.  Leaving the ship the crew immediately find themselves in trouble – because they have landed in Ekaterinburg early in the twentieth century.  The man inside the house is Nicholas, the last Tsar of Russia, imprisoned with his family… and one of the most notorious crimes in history is just about to happen.

Producer, David Richardson said: “We’ve done three First Doctor box sets without any returning monsters so I decided it was time to take the TARDIS back to Skaro for a sequel that would recreate the tangible atmosphere of the first Dalek story. The genius writer that is Andrew Smith has done us proud in exploring what happened on Skaro in the decades that followed – and there is (obviously!) a resurgent Dalek threat brewing in that long-dead Dalek city. Expect some brilliant world building, exciting set pieces and Barbara Wright at her most resilient. “Then writer Jonathan Barnes provides this box set’s historical adventure, which I loved from the very first pitch. It’s a rich, textured journey through the final days of the doomed former Tsar of Russia, and it doesn’t pull any dramatic punches.”

You can have a sneak peak of the story by listening to the trailer below:

Doctor Who – The First Doctor Adventures Volume Four is available as a collector’s edition CD or on download from the Big Finish website.  

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