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TDP 549: Doctor Who Novel Adaptations - Theatre Of War

Years ago, an archaeological expedition came to Menaxus to explore the ruins of an ancient theatre. All but one of the team died. Now the only survivor has returned, determined to uncover the theatre’s secrets.

But then the deaths begin again.

The Doctor, Ace and Benny find themselves caught up in the very real events of Shakespeare’s greatest play. When they finally reach the theatre on Menaxus, the Doctor begins to realise that the truth about the planet may be far stranger than anyone imagined. With Benny doing research at the Braxiatel Collection, the Doctor and Ace head straight into an interplanetary war…

Based on the original 1994 New Adventures novel by Justin Richards.

 

Written By: Justin Richards
Directed By: Scott Handcock

Cast

Sylvester McCoy (The Doctor), Sophie Aldred (Ace), Lisa Bowerman (Bernice Summerfield), Miles Richardson (Irving Braxiatel), Kirsty Besterman (Lannic),Richard Vranch (Gilmanuk), Ed Stoppard (Fortalexa), Bryan Dick (The Exec),Ramon Tikaram (Marlock), Gus Brown (Krane), Milo Twomey (Jorvik). Other parts played by the cast.

Direct download: TDP_549_Theatre_of_war_bigfinish.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 6:00am UTC

TDP 548: TV DOCTOR WHO - The Husbands of River Song

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Direct download: TDP_548_Capaldi_2_13_Husbands_of_River_Song.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 11:35pm UTC

On a research station near a black hole, time keeps standing still. Investigating the phenomenon, the Doctor, Jamie and Victoria discover a power far greater than any of the monsters that have challenged them on their travels... The Doctor's own people.

With the safety of thousands balancing out the need to flee, and a policeman from his home planet working at his side, the Doctor reluctantly finds himself involved in a race against time.

But nothing is ever as simple as it appears. And if you can use the Doctor's compassion against him, you have the makings of a perfect trap…

Written By: Simon Guerrier
Directed By: Lisa Bowerman

Cast

Frazer Hines (Jamie McCrimmon/The Doctor), Deborah Watling (Victoria Waterfield), Rufus Hound (Constable Pavo), Janet Dibley (Commander Flail),Anthony Keetch (The Seeth). Narrated by David Warner.

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

Direct download: TDP_547_Doctor_Who_Early_Adventures_Black_Hole.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 5:00am UTC

TDP: THE WAR DOCTOR VOLUME 01: ONLY THE MONSTROUS

THE WAR DOCTOR VOLUME 01: ONLY THE MONSTROUS review

 

Three new battles for The War Doctor

1.1 The Innocent

As the Daleks mass their time fleet for a final assault on Gallifrey, something ancient is waiting for them at Omega One. And a sacrifice must be made.

Arch-manipulator and Time Lord strategist, Cardinal Ollistra receives shock news of the Doctor’s death.

Meanwhile, on the planet Keska, a parochial war has returned to plague a peaceful civilisation after decades of tranquillity. But how can such a war have any connection with the great Time War which, at any one moment in the whole of eternity, could threaten to tear the universe apart?

If only the Doctor were still alive.

1.2 The Thousand Worlds

With the high-ranking Time Lord Seratrix behind enemy lines, the War Doctor finds himself assigned to a rescue mission. But any room for manoeuvre is severely restricted by an area of space known as the Null Zone.

Times have changed on Keska, and a countdown to destruction is beginning.

But who are the Taalyens and what is their part in the great and terrifying Dalek plan?

1.3 The Heart of the Battle

Trapped in a citadel swarming with Daleks, the Time Lord rescue force must find a way to overcome insurmountable odds. With the Daleks apparently planning to rule the Null Zone, perhaps their thirst for universal conquest and victory has been quenched…

The War Doctor doesn’t believe so — but how can he prove it without destroying any chance of peace?

As the countdown to the destruction of Keska proceeds, a deadly choice must be made... A choice that will define this Doctor, and perhaps forever cast him in the role of ‘monster’.

Written By: Nicholas Briggs
Directed By: Nicholas Briggs

Cast

John Hurt (The War Doctor), Jacqueline Pearce (Cardinal Ollistra), Lucy Briggs-Owen (The Nursemaid), Carolyn Seymour (The Slave). Beth Chalmers (Veklin),Alex Wyndham (Seratrix), Kieran Hodgson (Bennus), Barnaby Edwards (Arverton),Mark McDonnell (Traanus) John Banks (Garv) and Nicholas Briggs as The Daleks.

Producer David Richardson
Script Editor Matt Fitton

Direct download: TDP_546a_War_Doctor_1_Only_The_Monstrious.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 6:00am UTC

TDP 546: Torchwood1.4 - One Rule from @BigFinish

Torchwood1.4 - One Rule from @BigFinish

Synopsis

It’s been three weeks since the Mayor of Cardiff was killed by a shop dummy and the fight is on to see who will replace him.

Yvonne Hartman is visiting the city to retrieve an invaluable alien device. She's in charge of Torchwood One, she's saving the British Empire and she doesn't care about local politics. But she is going to find herself caught up in that fight. There’s a bloodthirsty alien stalking the streets and there’s a special offer on at the all-you-can-eat Chinese buffet.

It’s the 26th of March 2005 and it’s the day that everything changes.

Written By: Joseph Lidster
Directed By: Barnaby Edwards

Cast

Tracy-Ann Oberman (Yvonne Hartman), Gareth Armstrong (Barry Jackson),Rebecca Lacey (Helen Evans), Dan Starkey (Ross Bevan), Catrin Stewart(Meredith Bevan)
 

Produced by James Goss

Script edited by Steve Tribe

Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs

Direct download: TDP_546_Torchwood_BigFinish_4.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 11:19pm UTC

TDP 545: @BigFinish Monthly Range - SHIELD OF THE JÖTUNN

2029 AD. In the desert of Arizona, billionaire philanthropist Dr Hugo Macht is trying to save the world from climate change. But his great project to "scrub the sky clean" with nanoatomic machines grinds to an unexpected halt when his diggers break into something unexpected: a Viking burial barrow containing eight corpses, a mysterious shield, an even more mysterious inscription... and a yet more mysterious traveller in time and space, known only as the Doctor.

And that's not even the strangest part of Dr Macht's day. Soon, it'll begin to snow. Soon, the Doctor and his Girl Friday, Mrs Constance Clarke, will come face-to-face with an ancient horror in the blizzard. A Frost Giant, in need of a new body. In need of flesh...

Written By: Ian Edginton
Directed By: Louise Jameson

Cast

Colin Baker (The Doctor), Miranda Raison (Constance Clarke), Michael J Shannon(Dr Hugo Macht), Nell Mooney (Professor Lisa Zetterling), James Caroll Jordan(Major Vincent Da Costa/Herger), Ryan Forde (Bryce/Talessh). Other Parts Played by the Cast.

Producer David Richardson
Script Editor Alan Barnes
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Brigg

Direct download: 545_TDP_545__Doctor_Who_Monthly_Rang.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 9:00am UTC

TDP 544: TV Doctor Who 2015 - Episode 12 - Hell Bent

In a Nevada diner, the Doctor encounters a waitress physically identical to Clara, and begins to tell her a "story" about Clara; neither appears to recognize the other. In Gallifrey, Rassilon attempts to have the Doctor imprisoned and executed. The Time Lord military instead pledges its loyalty to the Doctor. The Doctor has the Time Lords use an extraction chamber to retrieve Clara from her timeline at the instant of her death. The Doctor takes Clara and a TARDIS and escapes Gallifrey, attempting to take her far away enough that she will return fully to life. At the end of the universe, the Doctor encounters Ashildr; the two conclude the Hybrid is the Doctor and Clara together. The Doctor decides to remove Clara's memories of him, but Clara alters the device so it will randomly affect one of them, which ends up being the Doctor. In the present, the Doctor concludes his story, who encourages him to keep going. In the back room is Ashildr and the TARDIS console. It departs, leaving the Doctor with his own TARDIS. Clara decides to eventually return to Gallifrey, and instead sets off with Ashildr to explore the universe.

Direct download: 544_TDP_544__TV_Doctor_Who_2015_Epis.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:50pm UTC

TDP 543:  Jago and Lightfoot and Strax - The Haunting

Strax, the Sontaran butler to Victorian investigator Vastra and her wife Jenny, suffers a disorienting attack and mistakes Jago & Litefoot for Jenny and Vastra and moves into Litefoot’s home. Together, they are on the trail of a creature that is stealing brains, which may or may not be linked to a haunted house in London...

To explore further adventures of Jago & Litefoot from Big Finish , click here.

Written By: Justin Richards
Directed By: Lisa Bowerman

Cast

Christopher Benjamin (Henry Gordon Jago), Trevor Baxter (Professor George Litefoot), Dan Starkey (Strax), Lisa Bowerman (Ellie), Conrad Asquith (Inspector Quick), Stephen Critchlow (Marvo) and Carolyn Seymour (Mrs Multravers)

Other parts played by the cast 

Direct download: 543_TDP_543__Jago_and_Lightfoot_and.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 9:00am UTC

TDP 542: UNIT Extinction from Big Finish

Synopsis

In this four-story box set, Kate Stewart, Osgood and the UNIT team confront an alien invasion by the Nestene Consciousness and its army of plastic Autons...
 

1. Vanguard by Matt Fitton

While UNIT attend a 'skyfall' incident under the eyes of watchful journalists, reclusive billionaire Simon Devlin is planning a product launch that will change the world...

2. Earthfall by Andrew Smith

Lieutenant Sam Bishop and Osgood are deployed to the Gobi desert in search of a Nestene energy unit. But there are Autons in the sand dunes...

3. Bridgehead by Andrew Smith

Captain Josh Carter has gone undercover inside Devlin Futuretech. But his safety is jeopardised by the activities of investigative journalist Jacqui McGee.

4. Armageddon by Matt Fitton

As UNIT leads the fightback on every front, every continent, against an implacable army, Kate Stewart must look to the past for some clue to defeat the plastic menace.

Written By: Andrew Smith, Matt Fitton
Directed By: Ken Bentley

Cast

Jemma Redgrave (Kate Stewart), Ingrid Oliver (Osgood), Warren Brown(Lieutenant Sam Bishop), Ramon Tikaram (Colonel Shindi), James Joyce (Captain Josh Carter), Steve John Shepherd (Simon Devlin), Karina Fernandez (Jenna Gold), Tracy Wiles (Jacqui McGee), Derek Carlyle (Tim Stevens) and Nicholas Briggs (The Nestene Consciousness). Other parts played by the cast.

Producer David Richardson
Script Editor Ken Bentley

Direct download: 542_TDP_542_UNIT_Extinction_from_Big.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 8:00am UTC

TDP 541: TV Doctor Who 2015 Episode 11 - HeavenSent

Trapped in a world unlike any other he has seen, the Doctor faces the greatest challenge of his many lives. One final test. And he must face it alone. Pursued by the fearsome creature known only as the Veil, he must attempt the impossible. If he makes it through, Gallifrey is waiting… Writer: Steven Moffat; Director: Rachel Talalay; Producer: Peter Bennett.

Direct download: 541_TDP_541_Capaldi_2_11_HeavenSent.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 9:20pm UTC