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B12 "The Keeper" Derek Martinus Allan Prior 27 March 1979 7.0 (70)
With clues left by Docholli, Blake heads to the planet Goth to find a "brain-print" of a man named Lurgen who knew the secret location of Star One and stored it inside an amulet worn by a royal leader called "The Keeper". While in transit, Avon suggests taking over Star One rather than destroy it, then they will then have complete control over the Federation, but Blake refuses to ever wield such power. After Blake, Jenna and Vila teleport down to Goth, Zen detects a ship in orbit that Avon is certain belongs to Travis and destroys it. Travis however, is already on the planet with Servalan to intercept the brain-print before Blake does. Travis offers to share control of the Federation with Servalan, but finds the brain-print himself and departs in Servalan's ship. Jenna and Vila attempt to amuse the king of the Goths while they try to identify the keeper. Eventually the location is found and the crew set course for Star One.

Guest Stars: Bruce Purchase (as Gola), Shaun Curry (as Rod), Freda Jackson (as Tara), Cengiz Saner (as Fool), Arthur Hewlett (as Old man), Ron Tarr (as Patrol leader)

Direct download: TDP_698_Blakes_7_2_12_keeper.mp3
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The Lost Stories: Adventures that wereoriginally written for the Doctor Who television series but never made.Now available to hear for the first time…

The Doctor and Peri face enemies at every turn on the planet Magnus. There's the Time Lord bully Anzor, who made the Doctor's life hell during his time at the Academy. There's also Rana Zandusia, the matriarchal ruler of the planet, who seeks to prise the secret of time travel from these alien visitors.
Also on Magnus is the slug-like Sil, still bitter from his defeat on the planet Varos and seeking to make his fortune from the most potentially destructive ends. And, deep within the planet, there is something else. Another old enemy of the Doctor's. And the future is looking decidedly colder...

Written By: Philip Martin
Directed By: Lisa Bowerman


Colin Baker (The Doctor), Nicola Bryant (Peri), Nabil Shaban (Sil), Malcolm Rennie (Anzor), Maggie Steed (Madamme Rana Zandusia), Susan Franklyn (Jarmaya/Tace), Tina Jones (Ulema/Soma), William Townsend (Vion), Callum Witney Mills (Asam), Nicholas Briggs (Brorg/Vedikael/Grand Marshall/Ishka),James George (Skaarg/Jarga/Hussa)

Direct download: TDP_693_DOCTOR_WHO_Lost_Stories_2_Mission_to_Magnus.mp3
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B11 "Gambit" George Spenton-Foster Robert Holmes 20 March 1979 6.6 (90)
Blake's team arrives at Freedom City, (one of the last places not under Federation control), to find a cyber-surgeon named Docholli, who rumour has, is one of the few people who may know the secret location of Star One – the real control centre of the Federation. As Blake, Jenna and Cally look for the surgeon, who is hiding under the false name Kline, they discover he is being guarded by Travis who has sought the doctor for maintenance on his cybernetic arm. Through the assistance of a devious casino owner named Krantor, Servalan lurks behind the scenes plotting to eliminate Docholli. She lays a trap for him by capturing Travis and secretly placing a bomb in his cyber arm. Meanwhile, Avon and Vila sneak a miniaturised Orac, (reduced to ⅛th size by demonstrating controlled molecular implosion), to cheat in Krantor's Big Wheel casino and win large amounts of money. Vila is later tricked by Krantor to play "to the death" in a game of speed chess against an undefeated player known as The Klute.

Guest Stars: Denis Carey (as Docholli), Aubrey Woods (as Krantor), Harry Jones (as Jarriere), Nicolette Roeg (as Chenie), John Leeson (as Toise), Sylvia Coleridge (as Croupier), Deep Roy (as Klute), Paul Grist (as Cevedic), Michael Halsey (as Zee)


Direct download: TDP_697_Blakes_7_2_11_Gambit.mp3
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When an archaeological dig in 1980s England finds a Movellan power pack buried amongst Iron Age artefacts, the Doctor and Romana have no choice but to investigate. And what they discover worries them very much indeed.

A Movellan ship is buried under the ground. Soon the robotic enemies of the Daleks are making their way to the surface, but they are not the biggest threat humanity faces.

Because on board this ship is the greatest weapon the Movellans have ever devised. A weapon that could stop the Daleks forever... and anything else that gets in their way.

Written By: Andrew Smith
Directed By: Nicholas Briggs


Tom Baker (The Doctor), Lalla Ward (Romana), Camilla Power (Carrie Pierce), Polly Walker (Commander Narina), Chris Jarman (Chenek), John Banks (Robin Lyon), Jane Slavin (Mary). Other parts played by members of the cast.


Producer David Richardson
Script Editor John Dorney
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs

Direct download: TDP_691_4th_Doctor_6_7_MovelanGrave.mp3
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B10 "Voice from the Past" George Spenton-Foster Roger Parkes 13 March 1979 7.0 (80)
Blake suffers nightmares of the memory conditioning the Federation performed on him five years before. On course to the resort world Del-10, Blake makes a sudden unexplained course change to PK-118, a mining asteroid. Avon and the rest believe that someone is trying to manipulate Blake's mind and have him restrained, but Blake tricks Vila into believing that the others are plotting against him. Once free, Blake teleports to PK-118 where he meets a resistance group led by former Arbiter General Ven Glynd – a man who originally convicted Blake at his trial, but claims he has defected. Glynd, along with two other revolutionaries; the frail Shivan (whose face is masked with bandages), and LeGrand (a governor whose ship they later rendezvous with), claim they have enough legal evidence to non-violently overthrow the Federation and request transport to a political meeting on planet Atlay. Avon and the others however, only smell a trap when they realize a device Shivan carries may be controlling Blake's mind.

Guest Stars: Richard Bebb (as Ven Glynd), Frieda Knorr (as Governor Le Grand), Martin Read (as Nagu)

Direct download: TDP_696_Blakes_7_2_10_VoicesFromPast.mp3
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What you are about to hear is the story of a connection, a connection that was made between a television series and a viewer’s life.

The You and Who books are the story of that connection, as told by the people who watch the programmes that make us come alive. Chiefly, of course, Doctor Who.

This podcast will relate some of the stories from those books… and beyond.

In this episode:

Choices by Michael Gilroy-Sinclair
Reach out and touch me: Doctor Who and the Carnival of Monsters by Christopher Bryant

With an intermission featuring Rob Irwin talking to JR Southall.

The You and Who books, from which all royalties are paid to charity, are available in print and for Kindle, from

Find Rob on Twitter @theDWshow and JR on Twitter @JR_Southall

CategoriesYou and Who TalkingTags

Direct download: You_and_Who_Talking_016.mp3
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This title was released in July 2017. It will be exclusively available to buy from the BF website until August 31st 2017, and on general sale after this date.

Shipwrecked in the South Pacific, Edward Prendick finds unlikely salvation in the company of Montgomery – a disgraced medic bound for distant shores, in charge of an unusual cargo.

Their destination is a mysterious jungle isle where the night is split by terrible cries, and where inhuman creatures walk upright on two legs. When Prendick meets the man who lays down the law, he realises that his nightmare is only just beginning.

For this is… The Island of Doctor Moreau.


(Comes with a free Extended Extras download exclusive to Big Finish Listeners - just check out the Supplementary section of this title in your account)

Producer David Richardson
Script Editor Matt Fitton
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs

Written By: HG Wells, dramatised by Ken Bentley
Directed By: Ken Bentley


Ronald Pickup (Doctor Moreau), John Heffernan (Edward Prendick), Enzo Cilenti(Montgomery), David Shaw-Parker (Captain/ Constans), John Banks (Mate-LV/ M'Ling/ Satyr-Man), Tim Bentinck (Helmar/ Captain John Davies/ Ape-Man), Daniel Goode (Seaman/ Mate-I, Dog-Man).

Other parts played by members of the cast.

Direct download: TDP_692_BigFinishClassics_IslandOfDoctorMorou.mp3
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"Countdown" Vere Lorrimer Terry Nation 6 March 1979 6.9 (72)
Blake arrives at the planet Albion to capture Space Major Provine who is supposed to know the secret location of the moved Federation Control. Provine however, has triggered an inescapable radiation bomb in response to a planetary revolt against Federation rule. Avon, with the help of a mercenary acquaintance of his, Del Grant, rush to disable the bomb, which is hidden in a bunker somewhere at one of the frigid poles. Grant however, still holds a grudge against Avon for the death of his sister Anna, and they must put the issue aside if they are to stop the bomb in time. Meanwhile, Blake learns Provine is still alive, but doesn't realise he's disguised as a resistance soldier and trying to make his way to an escape ship.

Guest Stars: Tom Chadbon (as Del Grant), Paul Shelley (as Provine), James Kerry (as Cauder), Lindy Alexander (as Ralli), Robert Arnold (as Selson), Geoffrey Snell (as Tronos), Sidney Kean (as Vetnor), Nigel Gregory (as Arrian)

Direct download: TDP_695_Blakes_7_2_09_Countdown.mp3
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@TinDogPodcast Summer of Lost Tales  1

The Lost Stories: Adventures that were originally written for the Doctor Who television series but never made. Now available to hear for the first time…

The TARDIS has been drawn to Blackpool in the year 1985, where the Doctor intends to investigate a dangerous space/time vortex… while enjoying some local attractions along the way. But an old enemy is watching from his base deep within the amusement park, a timeless being who craves revenge.

The Celestial Toymaker has returned. The game is on. And, should he lose, the Doctor will pay the ultimate forfeit…


Written By: Graham Williams, adapted by John Ainsworth
Directed By: John Ainsworth


Colin Baker (The Doctor), Nicola Bryant (Peri), David Bailie (The Celestial Toymaker), Matthew Noble (Kevin), Andrew Fettes (Stefan), Louise Faulkner (Woman), William Whymper (Shardow/Attendant), Toby Longworth (Yatsumoto/Truscott/Manager/Man), Duncan Wisbey (Humandroid/Security Man/Geoff/Guard)

Direct download: TDP_687_DOCTOR_WHO_Lost_Stories_1_NightmareFair.mp3
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This title was released in July 2017. It will be exclusively available to buy from the BF website until September 30th 2017, and on general sale after this date.

"Ianto really shines in this story and Gareth David-Lloyd gets to play him with a range I think was only started in the TV show. 10/10" Indie Mac User

"‘The Office of Never Was’ is a welcome return of Ianto Jones to the Big Finish world. Gareth David-Lloyd has turned in an excellent performance of a challenging script. Goss has taken a daring move with the character and crafted the perfect environment for it. This is an essential Torchwood story for your collection. – 9/10 " Blogtor Who

"This story goes right to the heart of what Torchwood are and what they do, it deals with the consequences of those actions almost like no other story before it and lays Ianto’s soul bare – Ianto always was the softer side of Torchwood, this explores how he deals with the contradictions in his job and how those contradictions can devastate the lives of those who Torchwood sometimes only think of as all in a days work." Planet Mondas

"For me, Ianto was always the unsung hero of Torchwood Cardiff. From his humble beginnings serving tea to Jack and the gang, to being a badass, to being murdered in Children of Earth, Ianto was always dependably brilliant; and James Goss makes sure you know it in this story." Gallifrey Archive

There’s an empty office block in Cardiff. That’s nothing special – plenty of businesses go under, clear out, cease to exist. All that’s left behind is an empty building. But there’s one office block that refuses to be forgotten about.

There have been stories about that building - strange lights, funny goings on, faces pressed up against the glass. Enough to get the locals worried. Enough to ask Torchwood to get involved.

It’s Friday night. Ianto Jones has better things to do with his time than look round a haunted building. But he goes anyway, and it turns out that The Office has been waiting for him.

Torchwood contains adult material and may not be suitable for younger listeners.

Written By: James Goss
Directed By: Scott Handcock


Gareth David-Lloyd (Ianto Jones), Bethan Rose Young (Girl), David Shields(Oliver)

Producer James Goss

Script Editor Steve Tribe

Direct download: TDP_688_Torchwood_17_The_Office_That_Never_was.mp3
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