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Published on September 24th, 2010 | by Christian Cawley

What Whispers?

Released by Big Finish in August, The Whispering Forest stars Peter Davison, with Janet Fielding, Sarah Sutton and Mark Strickson as the Fifth Doctor, Tegan, Nyssa and Turlough, in a new adventure by Stephen Cole.

Taking place in an alien forest, the travellers are immediately considered a threat – and you’ll have to buy a copy from Big Finish to find out how they get through this particular tale!

The TARDIS arrives in alien woodlands, where a small group of humans hold tight against the the menace of the Takers – strange creatures who come by night to spirit away members of their settlement.

But if there’s one thing that the inhabitants of Purity Bay fear more than the Takers, it’s the dirt and disease spread by strangers. Strangers like the Doctor, Tegan, Turlough and Nyssa…

The fanatical Sister Mertil and her hygiene-obsessed acolytes are victims of a terrible corruption – but not in the way they think. Only the whispering forest knows the truth…

Also starring Hayley Atwell as Seksa, Sue Wallace as Mertil/Woman, Paul Shelley as Jestan/Man/Taker,  Harry Melling as Hervey/Taker/Demi-Taker, Lennox Greaves as Anulf/Taker and Aneurin Barnard as Antan/Taker, The Whispering Forest is directed by Barnaby Edwards, with music and sound by Richard Fox and Lauren Yason, while the cover art is by Iain Robertson.

Visit www.bigfinish.com to download or order a CD of The Whispering Forest!

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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+.




One Response to What Whispers?

  1. avatar bluebox444 says:

    Not the best of the trilogy. If you really want to see the actors and the writers at their best, get “The Cradle of the Snake” – also currently available.

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