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Published on July 24th, 2005 | by Christian Cawley

Eighth Doctor Returns to BBC!

Surely not?! Surely so!

The first four Big Finish plays starring Paul McGann as Doctor Who are to be aired in the coming months on the BBC digital radio channel BBC 7, home to drama and arts. The details, from the BBC Programme Information PDF document (requiring Adobe Reader to view) is reproduced below:

Paul McGann stars as the much-loved Time Lord in four new Doctor Who adventures.The stories (each in four parts) begin with Storm Warning on Saturday 6 August and feature guest stars including sci-fi legend Gareth Thomas (who played Blake in Blake’s 7), The

League Of Gentlemen’s Mark Gatiss and Spaced’s Simon Pegg and Jessica Stephenson.And listen out for the return of the classic villains – the Cybermen!

There is also an individual listing for the show:

BBC 7 Saturday 6 August

Doctor Who – Storm Warning Ep 1/4

6.30-7.00pm BBC 7, 12.30-1.00am BBC 7

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BBC 7 goes time travelling in Doctor Who – Storm Warning.

Russell T Davies’s Doctor Who has recently finished a successful run on BBC One with the ninth Doctor, Christopher Eccleston, at the helm of the Tardis. Now BBC 7 takes a step back in time to welcome The Doctor’s eighth persona, as played by Paul McGann,

in four new four-part adventures, beginning with Storm Warning. After a dangerous encounter in the space/time vortex,The Doctor finds himself on Earth in October 1930 … or rather, above it, aboard the British airship R101 on its maiden voyage over France.

Also on board is a young stowaway, Charlotte “Charley” Pollard, seeking adventure and excitement away from her stifling family atmosphere.What Charley doesn’t know, but The Doctor does, is that the flight is destined to end in tragedy, although no one really knows why, not even The Doctor, although maybe the passenger in Cabin 43 can help…

Paul McGann reprises the role he played in the 1996 Anglo- American TV movie of Doctor Who.These stories on BBC 7 tell the tale of what happened next.

Storm Warning also stars Gareth Thomas (Blake, from Blake’s 7).

So we can look forward to a summer FULL of Doctor Who with BBC 7! But is it any good? Well our Storm Warning review is available, by resident reviewer Brian A. Terranova… find out what he thought before making up your own mind!

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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




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