due to the Easter break, Minuet in Hell
is going to be arriving back at BFP HQ a couple of days
later than anticipated from the CD pressing plant. Please be patient,
it shouldn't be more than a couple of days late getting to subscribers
We Go Music Two
would like to announce the 'surprise' release of Music
from the New Audio Adventures - Vol 2. This new volume,
as with Volume 1, features music composed by Alistair Lock. This
time the scores are taken from the adventures Last
of the Titans, The Shadow of
the Scourge and The Fires of
from the New Audio Adventures - Vol 2
is available now from the Order
Page and costs £8.99 (£10.50 non-UK).
Finish are pleased to announce that the last gap in the 2001
schedule has been filled. November's audio release will star Peter
Davison and Sarah Sutton in Lance Parkin's Primeval
which will focus on Nyssa and deal with the fact that ever since
she encountered the Xeraphin in Time-Flight, she appears
to have possessed slight psychic powers. These were used again,
both in the audio adventures The Land
of the Dead and Winter for
the Adept. Where this hitherto unknown aspect of Nyssa
came from, and why post-Arc of Infinity, she showed no
evidence of it, will be explored in Primeval.
This is Parkin's second script for Big Finish previously
he wrote The Extinction Event,
a Bernice Summerfield adventure set for release this June.
Goes Into Hover Mode
Finish regrettably have to announce the postponement of their
plans to release a series of books and CDs centred around the
character of Iris Wildthyme, created by Paul Magrs.
felt that to launch Iris in the midst of all the other products
we were doing at the moment would be a great disservice, both
to the character and also to Paul," explains producer Gary
Russell. "2001 is a very busy year for us, and with twelve
other Doctor Whos, plus our Benny, Dalek Empire
and Tomorrow People ranges taking up much of our time,
2002 seems to be following the same pattern. We've not given up
on Iris, she's too popular for that, but we need to have a rethink
about how we integrate her into our schedules to everyone's benefit."
is the Doctor?
out The One Doctor to find
out what's in store for the Sixth Doctor and Mel when the land
on the planet Generios in December and discover that they
We Go Loups-Garoux
your eyes on the cover art for Loups-Garoux,
the May release starring Peter Davison as the Fifth Doctor and,
for only the second time on audio, Mark Strickson as Turlough.
(How many wolves can you spot?)
The Tomorrow People
Finish Productions are delighted to announce that they have
secured the rights from Pearson Television to produce new audio
adventures based on the classic seventies science fiction series
The Tomorrow People.
series ran from 1973 to 1979 and remains one of the most successful
and popular shows of that era.
of the first production The New Gods
took place on the 11th March 2001, with actors Nicholas Young
and Philip Gilbert re-creating their roles as John and TIM respectively.
Both actors were the only two to star in every story of the original
them are Daniel Wilson and Helen Goldwyn playing new Tomorrow
People recruits Paul and Elena.
has been written by well known Doctor Who author and TP
fan Gareth Roberts and former Virgin books editor Rebecca Levene.
It has been directed by Nicholas Pegg and will be available through
the usual outlets by May 2001 on single CD for £9.99.
9 , 2001
Doctor, Colin Baker and Maggie Stables who plays his companion
Evelyn are both busy actors in demand at the moment. Although
this is good news for them this unfortunately has made it very
difficult for Big Finish to find dates on which they are
both available at the same time to record their next adventure
together, Bloodtide. As a result
it has been necessary to push Bloodtide
back to June and bring forward the already recorded Fifth Doctor
and Turlough story, Loups-Garoux
Daleks are Coming!
21 , 2001
details about the four-part Dalek Empire
mini-series are now available. Each chapter now has an individual
title and you'll find a short teaser synopsis on each of the four
individual pages. Cover art and casting details will follow soon.
Cybermen are Here!
21 , 2001
second Eighth Doctor audio drama is now available. All subscription
copies have now been sent out and if you are a subscriber and
haven't arleady received the CD it should be with you very shortly.
McGann Season - Confirmed!
8 , 2001
Finish have recently been back in the studio with Paul McGann
and India Fisher (above and below with other cast memebers), recreating
their roles as the Eighth Doctor and his time-lost companion Charlotte
Pollard. Whereas for 2001 we did four plays with Paul, in this
new run, for release in January to June 2002, we have done six.
again, Big Finish employed a mini-rep of actors to appear
in these plays, and amongst them was Shadow
of the Scourge's Lennox Greaves (working alongside
his partner Sue Wallace, recognisable from such series as Making
Out and DinnerLadies); Robert Curbishley from The
Fires of Vulcan who spent much of 2000 working with
Frank Skinner on his West End play Cooking With Elvis and
could be seen on TV with Sarah Lancashire in Seeing Red;
Stephen Fewell, who played the villain in Red
and also plays Jason Kane in Big Finish's range of Bernice
Summerfield audio plays; Louise Rolfe from ITV's Is it
Legal?; Ian Brooker, who plays Wayne Foley in The Archers;
and Mark McDonnell who starred in The
Fearmonger and whose new BBC2 comedy series Velvet
Soup is due to be transmitted early in 2001.
familiar faces return to the Big Finish worlds of Doctor
Who: Anthony Keetch revises the role of CIA co-ordinator Vansell,
first heard in The Sirens of Time
and more recently in The Apocalypse Element.
And from that latter play, Lalla Ward returns to the part of Romana,
once again Lord President of the High Council of Time Lords.
first half of this run sees the Doctor and Charley attempting
to get to New Year's Eve, 1930, to keep Charley's appointment
with her gentleman friend Alex Grayle in Singapore, the journey
that led to her being aboard the R101 in the first place.
six plays are: Invaders from Mars
by Mark Gatiss, The Chimes of Midnight
by Robert Shearman, Seasons of Fear
by Paul Cornell and Caroline Symcox, Embrace
the Darkness by Nicholas Briggs, The
Time of the Daleks by Justin Richards and NeverLand
by Alan Barnes.
more details about the plays, check out there individual pages
by clicking on the links on the right.
and Hell - Covers Revealed
8 , 2001
covers from the third and fourth McGann adventures, The
Stones of Venice and Minuet
in Hell, have now been released. Nicholas Courtney
ticks off the one missing Doctor from his list by guest-starring
as the Brigadier in Minuet
and shares the cover with Paul McGann.
Big Finish Who Art for Sale
30 , 2001
to this site will be familiar with the Big Finish Doctor Who
comic strip illustrations that appear in Doctor Who Magazine
to accompany the latest audio releases. Artist Lee Sullivan
has kindly given his permission for the strip illustrations to
be included on this site. You will find the strips, which began
with The Fearmonger, have been
added to the appropriate story pages.
has also informed us that he is willing to sell the original artwork
for some of these strips including Storm
Warning (pictured here). If you are interested you
can contact contact lee at LeeSullivanArt@aol.com
or check out his web site here.
you would like to review previous news items check out the News
is JASON HAIGH-ELLERY and NANCY HINE. The Doctor
Who Audio Adventures are produced by GARY RUSSELL and JASON
HAIGH-ELLERY; and JACQUELINE RAYNER is the executive
producer for the BBC.
Big Finish Productions for all audio inquiries at email@example.com.
Editor: John Ainsworth. Website
originally designed and maintained by Shaun
Lyon. (Some images courtesy the Dr. Who Image Archive.)