Big Finish Productions have only just begun to deliver their 2016 catalog, but already they are teasing us with what’s in store for Doctor Who in 2017.
Returning to Big Finish Productions in 2017 will be Alex Kingston in The Diary of River Song: Volume 2 and in this release she’ll be meeting two of the Doctor’s incarnations at once. River Song, the Time travelling archaeologist and adventurer, will encounter both the Sixth and Seventh Doctor aboard the space exploration vessel Saturnius; the vessel which is heading to a destination that never gets any closer – to a doomed planet Earth and beyond.
This four hour-long adventures are The Unknown by Guy Adams, Five Twenty Nine by John Dorney, World Enough and Time by James Goss and Eye of the Storm by Matt Fitton. The impressive guest cast includes Anna Maxwell Martin (Midwinter of the Spirit, And Then There Were None, The Bletchley Circle), Jessie Buckley (War and Peace), Ann Bell (Tenko, Wallander), Robert Pugh (Game of Thrones, Mr Selfridge, Doctor Foster), Dan Starkey (Doctor Who, Wizards vs Aliens) and Barnaby Edwards (Doctor Who).
“We’re thrilled to have both Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy appearing alongside Alex in this box set,” says producer David Richardson. “I can promise that River and the Doctor might not necessarily be working to the same agenda. In fact, the two Doctors might not be working to the same agenda either…”
Also arriving in 2017 will be the second volume of Doctor Who – The Churchill Years, in which Ian McNeice returns in the role of Winston Churchill – once again relating more terrifying adventures that featured his old friend the Doctor.
Not only this but due to return, again for a second volume, is Doctor Who: Classic Doctors, New Monsters: Volume 2, in which legacy Doctors battle foes from the post-2005 series. Expect a return for some of the Doctor’s darkest and most terrifying enemies…
The series will be produced by David Richardson, script edited by Matt Fitton, directed by Ken Bentley and Barnaby Edwards and the executive producers are Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs.
The Diary of River Song: Volume 2, The Churchill Years: Volume 2 and Doctor Who: Classic Doctors, New Monsters: Volume 2 can all be pre-ordered individually or as part of a bundle at www.bigfinish.com.
Alex Kingston also returns as River Song in Doctor Who: Doom Coalition 2 alongside Paul McGann, Nicola Walker and Hattie Morahan, which is released in March 2016, you can read more about that here.
The first volumes of The Diary of River Song and The Churchill Years are currently available. Doctor Who: Classic Doctors, New Monsters: Volume 1 is released in July.