Sun, 29 May 2016
Somewhere off the South Coast of England, there’s a lonely island. On that island stands a solitary castle, long since abandoned – haunted, they say. But the truth is, that castle houses something far worse than mere ghosts.
The castle is what lies at the end of a trail followed by the Doctor in search of several missing scientists – all of them connected to the top secret Dominus Institute and its elusive CEO, Sir Andrew Gobernar…
But the Doctor will soon discover that he’s the one being haunted, by a ghost from his past… or perhaps, his future.
Written By: Justin Richards
Colin Baker (The Doctor), Alex Macqueen (The Master), John Standing (Professor Threadstone), Kate Kennedy (Heather Threadstone), Neil Edmond(Boatman/Guard/Blank), Catriona Knox (Landlady/Blank), Elliot Levey(Gobernar/Blank). Other parts portrayed by members of the cast.
Producer David Richardson
Thu, 26 May 2016
When a young solicitor, Jonathan Harker, visits the heart of Transylvania - ostensibly to meet reclusive nobleman Count Dracula - he cannot begin to imagine what horrors might lie in store for him there… or the chain of events he will set in motion at Castle Dracula.
Soon, Dracula’s bloodlust spreads to England’s shores, and Harker’s fiancée, Mina Murray, becomes embroiled in his affairs. Her best friend, Lucy Westenra, falls victim to the vampire’s thirst, and it is only with the help of an unlikely bunch of allies that the Count might be defeated… but can the undead ever truly perish?
Mark Gatiss stars in this chilling three-hour audio adaptation of Bram Stoker’s classic vampire story, dramatised by Jonathan Barnes. This release also includes a bonus CD, featuring interviews with Dracula’s writer and cast, plus a selection of James Dunlop’s soundtrack for the production.
Producer/Script Editor Scott Handcock
Written By: Bram Stoker, Dramatised by Jonathan Barnes
Mark Gatiss (Count Dracula), Joseph Kloska (Jonathan Harker), Deirdre Mullins(Mina Murray), Nigel Betts (Abraham Van Helsing), Rupert Young (John Seward),Alex Jordan (Arthur Holmwood), David Menkin (Quincey P. Morris), Rosanna Miles(Lucy Westenra), Elizabeth Morton (Mary Westenra), Ian Hallard (Renfield), Edward Petherbridge (Mr Swales), Katy Manning (Sister Agatha).
Fri, 20 May 2016
Interview with Jenny T Colgan
Jenny Colgan (born 1972 in Prestwick, Ayrshire, Scotland) is a writer of romantic comedy fiction and science-fiction, and has written for the Doctor Who line of stories. She writes under her own name and using the pseudonyms Jane Beaton and J. T. Colgan.
Jenny Colgan studied at Edinburgh University and worked for six years in the health service, moonlighting as a cartoonist and a stand-up comic.
In 2000, she published her first novel, the romantic comedy Amanda's Wedding. In 2013 her novel Welcome to Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop of Dreams won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award by the Romantic Novelists' Association.
As Jenny Colgan
Rosie Hopkins' Sweet Shop
As Jane Beaton
Maggie, a Teacher In Turmoil
J. T. Colgan
Mon, 16 May 2016
THIS EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED EDITION RELEASE IS ONLY AVAILABLE FROM THE BIG FINISH WEBSITE
1.1 Technophobia by Matt Fitton
When the Doctor and Donna visit London’s Technology Museum for a glimpse into the future, things don’t go to plan.
The most brilliant IT brain in the country can’t use her computer. More worrying, the exhibits are attacking the visitors, while outside, people seem to be losing control of the technology that runs their lives.
Is it all down to simple human stupidity, or is something more sinister going on?
Beneath the streets, the Koggnossenti are waiting. For all of London to fall prey to technophobia...
1.2 Time Reaver by Jenny T Colgan
Calibris. The spaceport planet where anything goes. Where anyone who doesn't want to be found can be lost, and where everything has its price. Where betentacled gangster Gully holds sway at the smugglers’ tavern, Vagabond’s Reach.
The alien Vacintians are trying to impose some order on the chaos. Soon the Doctor and Donna discover why. An illegal weapon is loose on the streets. A weapon that destroys lives… Slowly and agonisingly.
The Time Reaver.
1.3 Death and the Queen by James Goss
Donna Noble has never been lucky in love.
So when, one day, her Prince does come, she is thrilled to have the wedding of all weddings to look forward to. Though the Doctor isn’t holding his breath for an invitation. And her future mother-in-law is certainly not amused.
But on the big day itself, Donna finds her castle under siege from the darkest of forces, marching at the head of a skeleton army.
When it looks like even the Doctor can’t save the day, what will Queen Donna do to save her people from Death itself?
Limited to just 5,000 copies and available exclusively from bigfinish.com, this lavish book-sized box set includes exclusive artwork, photography, articles, a one-hour documentary featuring interviews with the stars and production team – alongside a bonus documentary examining the worlds of Doctor Who at Big Finish.
Written By: Matt Fitton, Jenny T Colgan, James Goss
David Tennant (The Doctor), Catherine Tate (Donna Noble)
Niky Wardley (Bex), Rachael Stirling (Jill Meadows), Chook Sibtain (Brian), Rory Keenan (Kevin), Jot Davies (Lukas)
Alex Lowe (Soren), Sabrina Bartlett (Cora), Terry Molloy (Rone), John Banks(Gully), Dan Starkey (Dorn)
Death and the Queen
Blake Ritson (Rudolph), Alice Krige (Queen Mum), Beth Chalmers (Hortense),Alan Cox (Death)
Other roles played by the cast
Tue, 10 May 2016
THIS EXCLUSIVE RELEASE IS ONLY AVAILABLE FROM THE BIG FINISH WEBSITE
“There Is Nothing To Fear...”
Mankind is fighting a long and costly war with its android creations in the Orion System. The deadlock must be broken at all costs. The President of Earth is offered an unthinkable strategy that cannot be refused.
Deep below the ocean, an ancient spaceship has been discovered. One that contains the remains of the great civilisation we could have been if we’d taken another path. A purer path...
Now the Scorpius strategy is in full operation. Silver legions stand impassive in every city; mankind has sacrificed its freedoms and a web of lies and deceit draws ever tighter. Only one choice remains - resist or surrender...
Written By: Nicholas Briggs & James Swallow
Mark McDonnell (Liam Barnaby/Nash), Hannah Smith (Samantha Thorn/Computer),Barnaby Edwards (Paul Hunt/Comms), Sarah Mowatt (Karen Brett/Supervisor/Welsh Citizen), Ian Brooker(Yan/Hendry/Helliton/Glaust/Protestor/Karen's Father/Commander/Security/Goran),Ian Hallard (Chessman), Toby Longworth (Levinson/Prime Riordan/Pilot/Public Address/Soldier/Captain/PA Voice/Policeman/Government Official/Studio Manager),Lizzie Hopley (Brinna/Secretary/Comp), Samantha Sanns (SSC Control/Comp/Helm/Operations Officer/Android/Nav Comp/Liam's Comp/Refugee),Jo Castleton (Hazel Trahn), Andrew Dickens (Milo Taggart), Toby Hadoke (Louis Richter), Martin Trent (Merced), Cal Jaggers (Becca Trahn), Jess Robinson (Janice Webb), Stuart Crossman (The News) and Nicholas Briggs (The Cybermen/CyberPlanner/CyberLeader)
Thu, 5 May 2016
This title was released in May 2016. It will be exclusively available to buy from the BF website until July 31st 2016, and on general sale after this date. / / Sergeant Andy Davidson has always wanted to join Torchwood. And now he finally gets his chance. / / Under the strict observation of his Torchwood Assessor, Andy sets out to prove he's got what it takes. When a chemical spill turns out to have serious consequences, when monsters roam the Bay, and when an ancient entity awakes, Andy decides he could do with a helping hand. The problem is his Torchwood Assessor doesn't have any hands. Norton Folgate is a ghost. / / Torchwood contains adult material and may not be suitable for younger listeners / / Written By: James Goss / Directed By: Scott Handcock / / Cast / / Tom Price (Sergeant Andy Davidson), Samuel Barnett (Norton Folgate), David Warner (OAP), Lisa Bowerman (Quite Anxious Shopper), Laura Doddington and Aaron Neil (The Graces) / / Producer: James Goss
Fri, 29 April 2016
The Master: wanted for crimes without number, across five galaxies.
The Master: escaped his pursuers. Last known location: rural Hexford, England, Earth.
The Master: dead and buried in an unmourned grave, in a lonely churchyard.
Written By: Alan Barnes
Peter Davison (The Doctor), Geoffrey Beevers (The Master), Sheena Bhattessa(Annie), Alex Foley (Colin), Peta Cornish (Helen/Jade Nymph), Russ Bain(Mikey/Grigor), Tessa Coates (Janine), Nick Ellsworth (Gomphus/Auctioneer). Other parts portrayed by the cast.
Producer David Richardson
Tue, 26 April 2016
Professor Nightshade - tea time terror for all the family, and the most loved show in Britain. But Professor Nightshade's days are long over, and Edmund Trevithick is now just an unemployed actor in a retirement home, fondly remembering his past.
It's the same through the entire village of Crook Marsham - people are falling prey to their memories. At first harmlessly, and then, the bodies begin to turn up.
The Doctor and Ace arrive on the scene - but, with the Doctor planning his retirement, it may be time for Professor Nightshade to solve one last case.
Nightshade is based on the novel by Mark Gatiss from the Virgin New Adventures series of Doctor Who books
Written By: Mark Gatiss, adapted by Kyle C Szikora
Sylvester McCoy (The Doctor), Sophie Aldred (Ace), John Castle (Edmund Trevithick), Samuel Barnett (Robin), Katherine Jakeways (Jill), Edward Harrison(Dr Hawthorne), Jonny Magnanti (Lawrence), Tom Price (Sgt Barclay) and Carole Ann Ford (Susan)
Fri, 22 April 2016
The Doctor, Romana and K9 have found themselves trapped in a temporal war. On Aoris, the past battles the future - and the future fights back!
With both sides of the war now capable of time travel, the conflict is about to enter a deadly stage. As the pieces of history lock into place, there is little the Doctor can do.
With more Time Tanks moving into combat, the endgame is approaching. The people of Aoris risk extinction at their own hand.
Can even the Doctor save the same planet twice in the same day?
Written By: Jonathan Morris
Tom Baker (The Doctor), Lalla Ward (Romana), John Leeson (K9/Machina) Simon Rouse (Drang), Tom Chadbon (Embery), Paul Panting (Fyrax), Emma Campbell-Jones (Shola), Laura Rees (Tyrus), Bryan Pilkington (Lostar), Jane Slavin (Medea). Other parts portrayed by the cast.
Tue, 19 April 2016
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They call it "Pulse" - a radio signal which has puzzled the world for 40 years. But now Toshiko Sato has solved it.
She's uncovered a message which leads her to Russia, and into an uneasy alliance with the KVI - the Russian equivalent of Torchwood. Toshiko needs to get into Zone 10 - a frozen wasteland which officially doesn't exist.
An intergalactic war was once fought in Zone 10. And it turns out there's a survivor.
Torchwood contains adult material and may not be suitable for younger listeners
Written By: David Llewellyn
Naoko Mori (Toshiko Sato), Krystian Godlewski (Maxim Ivanov), Ella Garland (Anna Volokova), Geoffrey Breton (FSB Agent)
Producer: James Goss
Script Editor: Steve Tribe