Two brand new full cast audio adventures for the eighth volume of Doctor Who – The Third Doctor Adventures will be coming this October courtesy of Big Finish. These two new adventures features Draconians, sunny Devon and a devil is disguise.
Tim Treloar continues his adventures as the Third Doctor in:
Conspiracy in Space takes the Third Doctor and Jo Grant (played by Katy Manning) to Draconia where they will need to fight not only for their own survival but also for that of the whole galaxy.
This adventure also features the talents of Sam Stafford (The Box of Delights, The God of Phantoms) as Lieutenant Ruji, Imogen Church (Callan, Blake’s 7) as Lady Zinn, Barnaby Edwards (Doctor Who, Gallifrey) as General Chusa, Aurora Burghart (There She Goes, Masterful) as Emerald and Issy Van Randwyck (Fascinating Aïda, The Paternoster Gang) as the Grand Widow.
“I thought the plot was really terrific, and I thought it was really representative of that era. Jo has a tremendous understanding and passion for people, and I think that comes through quite a lot in everything she does. What the Doctor likes about her was that she has a lot of gumption and bravery, although she’s a bit cheeky sometimes and that comes over in the script here and there which is lovely,” said Katy Manning.
The Devil’s Hoofprints takes the Doctor, Sarah Jane Smith (Sadie Miller) and the Brigadier (Jon Culshaw) to Devon where they set about investigating an old Devonshire mystery. Are these age old elusive secrets something they want to discover?
This cast is completed by Derek Griffiths (Coronation Street, Play School) as Rev Mr Woolsgrove, Barnaby Kay (Wallander, New Tricks) as Chilton, Robert Daws (Poldark, The War Master) as Sir Basil Hexworthy, Carolyn Seymour (Survivors, Star Trek) as Mrs Plymtree and Nicholas Briggs as the Icewalker.
Sadie Miller said: “There’s this great mythology around these Devonshire mysteries, where it’s just so spooky as well as being science fiction. I really enjoy the stories where the Doctor goes back to Earth’s past, and gets to interact with tangible characters whilst still having that alien element – so it’s a lovely mix of things, this adventure. It’s very Dickensian in the way that A Christmas Carol is, where you have a character who goes on their own redemptive journey. It has lots of layers to it that a good Christmas story does, with cosy moments between characters and the thrills and chills, but you also get to really go on a journey with a character and really see them come full circle.”
Volume 8 of Doctor Who – The Third Doctor Adventures arrives this October and is available to pre-order as a collector’s edition box set now from the Big Finish website.