Big Finish Releases New ‘Doctor Who’ Short Story “Dead Woman Walking

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Courtesy of Big Finish
Courtesy of Big Finish

Big Finish Productions has done it again Doctor Who fans!

Big Finish announced the release of its newest short story, or short trips as Big Finish calls them, Doctor Who – Short Trips: Dead Woman Walking! Sophie Aldred narrates this incredible audioplay for Sylvester McCoy’s Seventh Doctor and his partner, Ace. In this newest story, Ace will question her trust as the Doctor gets her into trouble she may not be able to get out of. The Doctor pushes Ace’s trust for him throughout this thrilling story. Doctor Who – Short Trips are short stories, many written by some of the most popular Doctor Who writers from the television series, comics and audio, and read by some of your favorite Big Finish actors. Doctor Who – Short Trips: Dead Woman Walking is now available buy and download from the Big Finish website for just £2.99. Check out the exciting Synopsis below!:


The Doctor’s meddling has taken a tremendous emotional toll on Ace over their many adventures. However, this time, it may just cost her life.  Landing in the middle of a civil war, the Doctor hoped to discreetly meddle and then slip away unnoticed. Instead, he’s managed to infect Ace with an organic bomb. A bomb with a most unusual trigger.  If Ace dies, so does the planet.

Roland Moore, Sophie Aldred, and Alfie Shaw. Courtesy of Big Finish

Writer for Big Finish, Roland Moore said:

“My initial inspiration was to give the Doctor an impossible dilemma – he can’t take his companion with him otherwise billions will die. Ace has to put her faith in the Seventh Doctor to come back and find a solution – but she can fully trust him? 
“I also wanted to do a story with an alien parasite and show how Ace copes with an enemy she can’t blow up or bludgeon with a baseball bat. She’s forced to fight it in a different way.”

Alfie Shaw, who produced this story story also stated:

Dead Woman Walking plays with one of the fundamentals of Doctor Who, which is the Doctor’s willingness  particularly the Seventh Doctor  to put his companions in danger for the greater good. Here, his willingness to do so only exacerbates the problem! 
“Roland’s done a superb job at capturing the Seventh Doctor and Ace, especially the unique aspect of their relationship where Ace simultaneously trusts and distrusts the Doctor. He’s done a great job at exploring the drama of that dynamic in a new way.” 

Doctor Who – Short Trips: Dead Woman Walking was directed by the talented Lisa Boweman, working along side producer Alfie Shaw and writer Roland Moore with a running time of roughly 37 minutes. Big Finish consistently gives us some of the best Doctor Who stories and I’m excited for what they’ll continue to give us!



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