January 4, 2022 was an important date in Doctor Who‘s history. It marked the fortieth anniversary of the first full BBC series featuring the Fifth Doctor played by Peter Davison.
Big Finish is celebrating in style with a brand new range of stories, Doctor Who: The Fifth Doctor Adventures: Forty. Big Finish released the first volume already and the second volume will be out in September 2022.
Peter Davison is back as The Fifth Doctor and is joined by Sarah Sutton, Janet Fielding and Matthew Waterhouse as classic companions Nyssa, Tegan and Adric.
The box set is composed of two stories directed by Ken Bentley and produced by David Richardson. The synopsis for the stories are available below:
1.1 Secrets of Telos by Matt Fitton
Professor Parry’s expedition to the tombs of Telos was hardly an unmitigated success. The handful of survivors limp home in a spaceship… unaware that the deadly peril they faced from the Cybermen is not yet banished. Into this situation stumble the Fifth Doctor and his friends Nyssa and Tegan – and they’re soon in a deadly fight for their lives. Except things aren’t quite that simple – something odd is happening to the Doctor. He’s suddenly in a different part of his own timeline inhabiting his future self with no idea of why or how this has happened. Who is bouncing him through time? And what could they possibly want?
1.2 God of War by Sarah Grochala
The Doctor is still being jolted through his own timeline, and has now found himself with Nyssa, Tegan and Adric in ninth century Iceland near a Viking settlement on the edge of a volcano. A settlement whose leader has just found a god in the ice. The TARDIS crew are soon in a battle with the fearsome Ice Warriors. There are a lot of lives to save… and not just those of their new friends. The Doctor’s about to find that his biggest battle may be with his own conscience.
You can watch a trailer for the bow set on Big Finish’s twitter:
Doctor Who: The Fifth Doctor Adventures: Forty 1 is available to purchase on Big Finish’s website. Listeners can save money by buying a bundle with the second volume of the Forty range.