River Song fans hang on to your hats and scarves! Get ready for more healthy doses of the Doctor… Doctor Song, that is. River Song’s diary has more exciting installments scheduled for the next couple years. Big Finish just released more information about Series six, scheduled to release in 2019.
Actress Alex Kingston played the infamous River Song in the Doctor Who television program as well as several audios. River Song returns to Big Finish for series 5, scheduled to come out in January of 2019. However, they have also announced that series 6 and 7 of The Diary of River Song are already available for pre-order.
Series 6 The Web of Fear
River Song’s Big Finish adventures have explored her interactions with five incarnations of the Doctor and four versions of the Master. This time River finds herself crashing into the Doctor’s timeline during some of the most popular Doctor Who stories. River Song will find herself in London during an invasion of some Abominable Snowmen. She’ll have to use her archaeological skills to navigate the London Underground in search of a painting. Classic Doctor Who story The Web of Fear is the setting for the new adventure titled The Web of Time. This will be part 6.1 for the series.
“With deadly webs and even more deadly Yeti, River Song will have to navigate an ancient invasion and prevent altering the course of time itself. Joining her in this adventure will be Ralph Watson, who played the character Captain Knight in The Web of Fear in 1968 – five decades ago! ” — Big Finish
When asked about returning to the role after so long Watson said, “It’s full of opportunities isn’t it? I can see an endless panorama of ways back and in and out… especially as it explores new territories, it’s not a revamp of something already done. Here there is a lot about people’s motives and actions, and River is closely examined… as well as me!” Kingston seemed equally excited about the opportunity. The actress was quoted as saying, “The Doctor and his assistants were very real to me (as a child), I still, to this day, look through the dark hole of the London Underground and expect threats like the Daleks coming through!”
Series 6 The Talents of Greel
Big Finish has released some details about The Talents of Greel, which is 6.2 of the series.
“In The Talents of Greel, by Paul Morris, River will be playing detective, working out what is happening to the performers of London town, and her investigations take her to the Palace Theatre where she’ll meet Henry Gordon Jago, played by Christopher Benjamin.
Angus Wright (Kingdom of Heaven, The Iron Lady) plays Magnus Greel (reprising the role from an earlier audio adventure, The Butcher of Brisbane), Nicholas Goh plays Li H’Sen Chang and the villainous ventriloquist’s doll, Mr Sin, and Casey the Irishman is played by John Paul Connolly. ” — Big Finish
Series 5: Out Soon
Fans won’t have to wait until next August to get their River Song fix, however. With January right around the corner, the fifth installment of The Diary of River Song is sure to help fans tide the gap. Listen to the exciting trailer below.
“The Doctor isn’t the only Time Lord River runs into on her travels up and down the timeline.
The Master, in all of his – or her – guises, also has a chequered history with Professor Song. And whenever they meet, it’s a close call as to who comes out on top…
It’s something River must get used to: there are three people in her marriage – at the very least!” — Big Finish
Fans can pre-order Series Five scheduled to release January 2019 for £25 on CD or £20 on download. Series Six is scheduled to release August 2019 and Series Seven will release in January 2020. Bother are available for pre-order individually for £25 on CD or £20 on download or bundled to save money at £48 on CD or £40 on download.