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Big Finish: New First Doctor Adventures coming soon

Big Finish has released a new trailer and cover art for the second volume of The First Doctor Adventures, out next month.

The new trailer, available to listen to through Big Finish, teases the continuing audio adventures of the First Doctor (David Bradley), granddaughter Susan (Claudia Grant), and companions Ian (Jamie Glover) and Barbara (Jemma Powell).

The second volume of adventures will feature two new stories starring the original TARDIS team:

2.1 The Invention of Death by John Dorney

After an experimental flight, the TARDIS crew find themselves on one of the strangest worlds they have ever encountered.

Alien life takes many forms, and on Ashtallah the travellers find all their preconceptions tested.

But this world is about to make a discovery – and it could mean the end of everything.

2.2 The Barbarians and the Samurai by Andrew Smith

In 19th Century Japan, Westerners are forbidden. So when the TARDIS arrives near Lord Mamoru’s castle, the daimyo’s Samurai are soon on their trail.

Uncovering secrets at court and treachery in the ranks, the Doctor and his friends are drawn into intrigue. And, as a battle begins, they are caught in the middle.

Both writers are featured in this month’s edition of Big Finish’s in-house e-zine Vortex, with Dorney teasing a new alien species and Smith’s extensive story research revealed.

The first volume of The First Doctor Adventures, released last Christmas, saw the First Doctor and crew travel back to New York circa 1888 as well as encounter the very first incarnation of the Master, played by James Dreyfus. Prior to its release, executive producer Nicholas Briggs reflected on bringing new adventures featuring the original TARDIS crew to audio:

“What’s fascinating about the cast and their performances is that they’re not impersonating William Hartnell and his TARDIS crew. They’re playing those parts as written in the scripts. No one can replace the brilliance of those original performances. What we’re presenting here is a kind of reinvention of that era, completely in the spirit of the original. They are new but entirely faithful interpretations of these characters.”

Volume Two of The First Doctor Adventures is available to pre-order now ahead of its July 2018 release from Big Finish at £23 on CD or £20 on digital download. Both volumes are also available to purchase as a bundle for £45 on CD or £40 on download.

[Source: Big Finish]