Published on May 9th, 2013 | by Meredith Burdett
May’s Big Finish Releases Out Now!
The Fifth Doctor trilogy continues the main range this month with The Lady of Mercia, which finds Tegan taking centre stage in an offering from the wonderful Paul Magrs in another twisting tale:
The Lady of Mercia
Written by Paul Magrs, directed by Ken Bentley
Starring Peter Davison, Janet Fielding, Mark Strickson and Sarah Sutton
The TARDIS brings the Doctor, Tegan, Turlough and Nyssa to the University of Frodsham, close to where the warrior queen Æthelfrid fought a desperate and bloody rearguard action against the savage Danes. Over a thousand years later, in 1983, battle is still being raged, with student activists taking on savage funding cuts… and disrupting a conference about Æthelfrid convened by history professor John Bleak.
Meanwhile, over in the Physics Department, Dr Philippa Stone is working night and day on a top-secret project – but can her theoretical time machine really be the solution to the university’s problems?
Present and past are about to collide – and the results, as the TARDIS crew is about to discover, will be far from academic!
For the latest Companion Chronicle release, we have a Second Doctor story starring Frazer Hines and Wendy Padbury which means we have another spot on Second Doctor performance to look forward to from Hines himself:
The Companion Chronicles: The Apocalypse Mirror
Written by Eddie Robson, directed by Lisa Bowerman
The TARDIS lands in the city of Tromesis on Earth – but it’s a world far from the one that the Doctor, Jamie and Zoe recognise.
The buildings are ruined, the streets deserted. And against the devastation they see a ghostly mirror image of another place – the city as it was before disaster hit.
People vanish here, and huge metal birds attack from the sky.
Can the Doctor find the future, in a place that doesn’t have one?
Last, but definitely not least, we have the welcome return of the Fourth Doctor Adventures.
April’s story was released a month early to coincide with Tom Baker, Trevor Baxter and Christopher Benjamin appearing at Big Finish Day 3 in March but now the series gets back to normal:
The Fourth Doctor Adventures: Phantoms of the Deep
Written by Jonathan Morris, directed by Ken Bentley
Starring Tom Baker, Mary Tamm and John Leeson, with Alice Krige
On their mission to explore the Mariana Trench at the very bottom of the ocean, the deepest and most inhospitable place on Earth, the crew of the deep sea vehicle Erebus make an unusual and startling discovery.
A battered blue police box.
As the Doctor, Romana and K9 join them on their journey, the submariners soon discover that the TARDIS is not the only unusual find lurking on the sea floor.
Super-intelligent squid, long-lost submarines and their miraculous occupants are only the start of their troubles. The Goblins are coming. And they won’t let anyone out alive.
All of these stories are available for download now; CD’s will be posted out from today. Visit Big Finish for details on how to make your order.