Sadly, it also marks one of the last Doctor Who stories to be recorded by the wonderful Mary Tamm before her untimely death, but at least we get her unique and charismatic interpretation of Romana for six more months in the New Year.
The story, which also marks a return for John Leeson as K-9, guests stars the fantastic David Warner (Doctor Who Unbound, and a coming episode of Series 7) and Doctor Who Magazine contributor Toby Hadoke (Moths Ate My Doctor Who Scarf) in what will be the first of four appearances. Producer David Richardson explains:
How this story arc will play out through the run of stories is anyone’s guess although is that a cheeky Cybermat that we can spot on the front cover or is it just our imagination?
Also starring Hayley Atwell (Captain America), The Sands of Life will be available to purchase from early 2013. For more information about the release as well as how to pre-order, visit www.bigfinish.com.