The Tenth Doctor Chronicles, a set of new Tenth Doctor stories narrated by impressionist and actor Jacob Dudman, is out from today courtesy of Big Finish.
As well as taking on narrating duties for the new audio stories, Dudman also features as the voice of the Tenth Doctor, as played by David Tennant in the television series.
Talking to Big Finish’s free magazine, Vortex, director Helen Goldwyn says of Dudman:
“Jake’s most definitely an actor first and foremost – he just happens to be able to do other people’s voices as well.
“After they auditioned him, David Richardson and Nicholas Briggs were raving about what he could do, and I’ll admit I’m always sceptical about these things. I often wonder what makes an actor better than others – but then you meet someone who has that extra-special something. Jake definitely has that. He’s amazing!”
The new audio tales see the Tenth Doctor reunite with Lady Christina de Souza, first seen in 2009’s Planet of the Dead. Michelle Ryan returns as the thrill-seeking cat burglar, who will also star in her own Big Finish spin-off, Lady Christina, this autumn.
Also reprising her Doctor Who role for The Tenth Doctor Chronicles is Jacqueline King, who was seen in a recurring role throughout the television show’s fourth series as Sylvia Noble, mother to Tenth Doctor companion Donna.
The Tenth Doctor Chronicles features four new ‘really rip-roaring‘ tales from the Tenth Doctor era:
The Taste of Death by Helen Goldwyn
The Doctor and Rose sample the high-life on resort planet MXQ1, run by the famous Bluestone brothers. It has everything: exotic beaches, luxury accommodation and extravagant dining. Something’s cooking in the kitchen, and it’s to die for…
Backtrack by Matthew J Elliott
When the TARDIS crashes in the vortex, Martha and the Doctor find themselves on board the time-ship The Outcome, where the host offers temporal cruises at reasonable prices.
But time travellers must never cut corners. Dangerous forces have been unleashed, and Martha finds her medical skills put to the test as she deals with some lethal fall-out.
Time is running out, and the clock is ticking towards disaster!
Wild Pastures by James Goss
Strange things are happening at the Wild Pastures Rest Home. When the Doctor calls on the Nobles to investigate, he doesn’t expect Sylvia to be the one to step up. Soon, they’re in too deep, and the Doctor and Sylvia will need all their faculties to get out alive.
Last Chance by Guy Adams
Trying to spare a few creatures from extinction, the Doctor bumps into an old acquaintance on the African plains – Lady Christina de Souza. They are about to find themselves on the endangered list…
The Tenth Doctor Chronicles is out now from Big Finish on CD and digital download.
[Source: Big Finish]