To celebrate International Women’s Day, Big Finish released the second volume of The Eighth of March called Protectors of Time.
This range is dedicated to strong female characters from the show. The first story, Stolen Futures, is centered around Romana (Lalla Ward) and K-9 in E-Space after the Doctor Who episode Warrior’s Gate.
The second story, The Prism brings Lady Christina de Souza (Michelle Ryan) and Jenny (Georgia Tennant) together for the first time.
The last story, Turn of The Tides, features the first appearance of The Sarah Jane Adventures character Rani Chandra (Anjli Mohindra) where she teams up with Jo Jones (Katy Manning) and Jac (Jaye Griffiths) to investigate the strange weather.
The boxset is directed by Helen Goldwyn and Louise Jameson and is produced by Emma Haigh. The synopsis of the stories are as follows:
2.1 Stolen Futures by Lizbeth Myles
Romana and K-9 have stayed in E-Space to help an ancient and noble people, freed from their shackles. But first they must heal divisions in the ranks, and those who see a very different future for the Tharil race…
2.2 Prism by Abigail Burdess
Lady Christina de Souza is crashing an exclusive party in search of a priceless diamond. Out in deep space, time travellers Jenny and Noah collide with a strange diamond-shaped vessel. What is Prism? And what does it want with the Earth?
2.3 The Turn of the Tides by Nina Millns
In the footsteps of Sarah Jane Smith, Rani Chandra is investigating strange weather phenomena, calling on an old friend for help – Jo Jones! But UNIT is also on the case, led by science officer Jac. Soon all three women will be on a mission to the Moon…
You can hear the trailer below:
The Eighth of March 2: Protectors of Time is available to purchase as a CD or a download on the Big Finish website.