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Published on August 6th, 2013 | by Meredith Burdett

Sil is Back in 2014!

Where does all the time go? It seems like yesterday that we were all preparing for the start of 2013 and now, like a flash, we’re getting closer and closer to the end of the year.

Big Finish, being the forward thinkers that they are, have already announced some of their plans for the first quarter of 2014 with a trilogy of Sixth Doctor stories that feature not only the return of Lisa Greenwood as Flip but also the return of Nabil Shaban as the villainous Sil.

Sil returns

The run begins with Antidote to Oblivion which is a direct sequel to Sil’s television adventures, Vengeance on Varos, Mindwarp, which formed part of The Trial of a Time Lord, and the Lost Story Mission to Magnus.

Script Editor Alan Barnes comments:

Rogue trader Sil is a villain as relevant to 2014 as he was to 1985…and he’s played, as always, by the brilliant Nabil Shaban. Set in a privatised future UK, Antidote to Oblivion is Sil up to his gills in a scheme to turn austerity into prosperity… whatever the cost!

The adventures continue with The Brood of Erys, where Flip is abducted and the Sixth Doctor finds himself on the planet Asphya looking for her. It even guest stars Nicola Sian who many of you will remember as Clara’s mother from the 2013 Doctor Who story The Rings of Akhaten. The story is written by Full Circle writer Andrew Smith.

The Rings of Akhaten 4

The trilogy comes to a close with Scavenger, a story set in the near-future where an Anglo-Indian mission to rid the stratosphere of space junk goes horribly wrong when a ‘zombie satellite’ returns to life. Scavenger will guest star Anjli Mohindra, who is best known for her role as Rani Chandra in The Sarah Jane Adventures alongside Elisabeth Sladen.

You can find out more about the exciting new stories by visiting Big Finish!


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What happens when an eight year old kid watches the 1993 repeat run of Planet of the Daleks? He pretty much ends up here writing about the show that grabbed hold of him and never let go!

4 Responses to Sil is Back in 2014!

  1. avatar Chris says:

    Honestly I would rather have Peri or Jamie as a companion, but Colin Baker back with Nabil Shaban is awesome!

  2. avatar rickjlundeen says:

    As far as villains go, Sil was easily the greatest of the Colin era—in fact, I think he was the greatest villain of all the 1980′s! The Teryleptils come in second.

  3. avatar Christine says:

    Allready looking forward to hearing the dirty laugh as only Nabil Shaban can do it!

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