Three new adventures starring Sylvester McCoy as the Seventh Doctor alongside companions Sophie Aldred (Ace) and Bonnie Langford (Mel) will be released later this year by Big Finish.
The new set of stories from Big Finish’s Doctor Who main range will see the trio in grave danger, with events set to change the Seventh Doctor’s past, present and future.
The trilogy kicks off in August with Red Planets by Una McCormack:
London, 2017. Except… it isn’t. Berlin, 1961. But it isn’t that either. Not really. Not in the timeline the Doctor knows. Something is very wrong.
While Ace tries to save the life of a wounded British spy, Mel and the Doctor must get to grips with the modern day socialist Republic of Mokoshia. For Mel it feels strangely familiar and ‘right’, which makes the Doctor feel even more uneasy.
Soon, a message from a dark and blood-soaked distant future is on its way… But the Doctor will have to act fast to stop this timeline becoming reality.
And with Ace stranded in an alternate 1961, will saving the Earth end her existence?
Following in September is The Dispossessed by Mark Morris, when the Doctor, Mel and Ace find themselves trapped on an estate on Earth taken out of time. Rounding off the new set of stories in October will be The Quantum Possibility Engine by Guy Adams, featuring an encounter with the director of Gallifrey’s Celestial Intervention Agency, Narvin (Seán Carlsen), and an ultimate betrayal for the TARDIS team.
Script editor Guy Adams says of the upcoming adventures:
“As we catch up with the Seventh Doctor and his friends Ace and Mel, we’re not alone, Mel’s past has caught up with her too. There are debts to be paid and she may have no friends left once her balance is settled.
“Of course, life doesn’t just stop while old scores are settled, our heroes also find themselves on the wrong side of a Cold War temporal rift and at the mercy of a hungry tower block. Finally, they find themselves face to face with an old enemy who just wants to make the Solar System great again.
“I was blessed with wonderful scripts from Una McCormack and Mark Morris, (*coughs politely*) and some fool I know knocked up the resolution… I hope listeners get as much pleasure from listening to the results as I did working on them.
“From old school espionage thriller to modern day horror and then out into the absurd fringes of the future, these three stories have a lot of different flavours to offer.”
All three forthcoming audio dramas are now available to pre-order from Big Finish on CD or digital download.
[Source: Big Finish]