2019’s International Women’s Day just got even more exciting. Big Finish is celebrating the women of Doctor Who with a brand new audio adventure The Eighth of March. Fan favourites such as Ace, River Song and Leela will all be featured in this amazing collection.
The Eighth of March features a female lead cast as well as female writers, producer and director. There are so many brilliant actresses taking on the leads in these new adventures. This list includes: Sophie Aldred, Lisa Bowerman, Alex Kingston, Louise Jameson, Jemma Redgrave, Ingrid Oliver, Neve McIntosh and Catrin Stewart. The set includes four separate adventures, each by a different talented female writer.
- The Big Blue Book by Lizzie Hopley (starring Ace and Bernice Summerfield)
- Inside Every Warrior by Gemma Langford (starring the Paternoster Gang)
- Emancipation by Lisa McMullin (starring River Song and Leela)
- Narcissus by Sarah Grochala (starring Kate Stewart and Osgood)
Inside Every Warrior by Gemma Langford will reunite Madame Vastra and wife Jenny for the first time since their last television appearance in Deep Breath 92014).
Director Helen Goldwyn thinks it is a good time to celebrate the women of Doctor Who. She suggests that watching the series evolve over the years reflects the way the roles of women have changed in our society. When asked to consider what it has been like working with the legendary actresses of Doctor Who, Goldwyn stated “Well it could only ever be a delight and a privilege really”.
“How fantastic to be part of a series that not only brings the women of Doctor Who to the forefront, but which also celebrates Big Finish’s commitment to represent and nurture female creatives like myself who have, for so long, been in the minority. This production brings us another step forward and I’m proud to be part of that. ” — Helen Goldwyn
Producer Emma Haigh said that it was a thrill to be part of this endeavor. “It’s a privilege to work with these iconic actresses and our incredibly talented director and writers. The different combination of characters from across the series and years’ work brilliantly and has been quite inspiring”, she added.
The Eighth of March is currently available for pre-order for £25 on CD or £20 on download from the Big Finish website. This special discounted price will last until the end of April 2019, when it will be listed for £30 on CD or £25 on download. Doctor Who: The Eighth of March is set to release on International Women’s Day 2019.