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River Song to meet the Fourth Doctor in new Big Finish audios

Following last month’s announcement of a third series of The Diary of River Song, Big Finish has revealed that Alex Kingston will be reprising her role for a further two series.

The fourth series of River Song adventures – out next summer – will see the time-travelling archeologist team up with the fourth incarnation of her husband, with Tom Baker starring alongside Kingston for the first time. A fifth series is set to follow in 2019, with more details on both series to be announced in the future.

Big Finish has also released story details for the previously-announced third series, in which River will not only encounter the Fifth Doctor (Peter Davison) but also the villainous Madame Kovarian (Frances Barber):

3.1 The Lady in the Lake by Nev Fountain

On Terminus Prime, clients choose their own means of demise. Something exciting, meaningful, or heroic to end it all.

But when River discovers that there are repeat customers, she knows something more is going on.

She begins to uncover a cult with worrying abilities. Its members can apparently cheat death, and that’s not all they have in common with River…

3.2 A Requiem for the Doctor by Jac Rayner

River has joined the Doctor and his friend Brooke on their travels, and they stop off in 18th century Vienna.

Brooke thinks history is dull. Until people start dying.

Mozart’s legacy is not just his music. River has more than one mystery to solve before a killer is let loose on the people of Vienna – and on the Doctor.

3.3 A Dinner with Andrew by John Dorney

Welcome, Mesdames et Messieurs, to The Bumptious Gastropod.

The most exclusive, most discreet dining experience outside the universe. For the restaurant exists beyond spacetime itself, and the usual rules of causality do not apply. Anything could happen.

It is here that the Doctor has a date. With River Song. And with death.

3.4 The Furies by Matt Fitton

Stories of the Furies abound across the cosmos: vengeful spirits hounding guilty souls to death. Madame Kovarian taught them to a child raised in fear, trained to kill, and placed inside a spacesuit.

Kovarian knows the universe’s greatest threat. The Doctor must be eliminated. An assassin was created for that purpose.

But if Melody Pond has failed, Kovarian will simply have to try again…

The Diary of River Song Series 03 is out in January 2018, with Series 04 due to follow in August 2018 and Series 05 in January 2019. All three series are now available to pre-order individually from Big Finish, while Series 04 and Series 05 can also be pre-ordered together as a bundle. All titles are available on CD and download, with all CD purchases unlocking a download exclusive from the Big Finish app and site.

[Source: Big Finish]