Something nice is coming our way. The second volume of the Doctor Who spin-off, Missy, is out today!
The first volume, released in February 2019, saw Missy trying to get a functioning Tardis, posing as a Victorian nanny and meeting another Time Lord, The Meddling Monk. Now she will cross paths with old and new enemies, children from the past, Time Agents and the enigmatic Lumiat.
Michelle Gomez reprises her role of our favorite psychopathic Time Lord. Rufus Hound returns as The Meddling Monk and Dan Starkey plays Commander Strax from The Paternoster Gang which has its own spin-off Big Finish series. Gina McKee (Catherine The Great, Bodyguard) makes her Big Finish debut playing The Lumiat, someone who seems to know Missy well. The four stories are directed by Samuel Clemens, Ken Bentley and produced by David Richardson:
‘The Lumiat’ by Lisa McMullin
Missy is glorying in the chaos, hoping that a certain someone might turn up. What she doesn’t expect is an entirely different do-gooder spoiling her plans and teaching her life lessons. Because, whoever she is, the Lumiat knows far more about Missy than anyone should…
‘Brimstone and Terror’ by Roy Gill
Missy wants an army, a brigade of willing youngsters, trained to serve. So she takes a teaching post at a remote Scottish boarding school. But one of these boys knows Missy of old. And when Oliver Davis summons his sister for help, Lucy brings an ally from London. One Mr Strax…
‘Treason and Plot’ by Gemma Arrowsmith
The Gunpowder Plot. It’s a favourite of time travellers. If Missy’s going to hitch a ride, that’s the place to cause trouble. Especially if trouble makes a really big bang. The only person in her way, trying to keep history on track, is a rookie Time Agent. But Rita Cooper wanted excitement…
‘Too Many Masters’ by John Dorney
The Monk has captured Missy. And he will have his revenge… But the Ogrons are also looking to settle an old debt. And when they call it in, they find themselves with too many Time Lords on their hands. The Master owes them big – and the Ogrons know who the Master is. Don’t they?
Actor Gina McKee said:
“If you imagine polar opposites, my character is the polar opposite to Missy. She is terribly, terribly nice and sweet and good. “I really enjoy listening to things on the radio. And it’s great when you can give enough space for everybody’s imagination to make the pictures, but also give enough information to help those pictures be created. “You have a different toolkit, if you like. I feel like I’m trying to work out what that toolkit is, really. I like the challenge of that. I love to know how you can push it, and what’s technique and what’s instinct.”
Actor Michelle Gomez added:
“Across the board, everybody has loved the opportunity these audio adventures have given them to keep Missy alive, so that’s been really heartening. It’s been so sweet and lovely. So I’ve been filled up with that. “The listeners have just really enjoyed her adventures, and they’re on the ride, and well done to Big Finish for providing it.”
You can listen to the trailer below.
Missy series two is available to purchase as a CD box set or as a download from the Big Finish website. Listeners can save money by buying a bundle of the two Missy volumes.