13 items from 2015
Good news for fans of the Fourth Doctor – the 2012 Big Finish adventure Destination: Nerva is to be aired on BBC Radio 4 Extra! Written by Nicholas Briggs, the adventure stars Tom Baker in his first audio appearance with Big Finish, and is joined by Louise Jameson as Leela. Destination: Nerva is a sort...
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- Christian Cawley
Tom Baker is to return as the Doctor for a set of BBC Radio 4 Extra audio dramas.
The six-part series, which was produced by Big Finish Productions and recorded in 2012, will be broadcast for the first time later this month.
Featuring a full voice cast, the first episode is titled 'Destination: Nerva', and sees the Doctor and Leela (played by Tenko's Louise Jameson) investigating an alien distress call that appears to be coming from Victorian England.
Their journey through time and space takes them to the newly built Space Dock Nerva, and sets in motion a homecoming that could put an end to the human race.
The BBC has also teased further adventures in the audio series, including a Tardis trip to a museum of everything, »
“39 episodes were originally produced of this hit TV series which had over 9 million viewers each week, with development of another series underway when production ceased in 1984,” states Jamie Anderson, Managing Director of Anderson Entertainment. “The release of a box set of the new Terrahawks audio series on 3 April has done so well, and has generated so much excitement, that we’ve been commissioned to produce a second series.”
“I’m a huge fan of Gerry Anderson’s great TV shows and have always wanted to make a series based on the great man’s work,” adds Nicholas Briggs, Executive Producer of Big Finish Productions. “We’ve really enjoyed working with Jamie Anderson and the original cast to produce the new Terrahawks series launched earlier this month, »
- Gary Collinson
Mythmakers #117 is another new title by Reeltime Pictures available through their Time Travel TV site. It is a 60 minute interview with composer Dominic Glynn recorded during a 2014 conversation with Nick Briggs. The interview took place at Riverside Studios during the Dwas Myth Makers convention. It is inter-cut with footage of an more formal panel that also includes...
- Tony Jones
Cult classic Terrahawks is set to return all over again - with a new eight-part audio series.
Anderson Entertainment has struck a deal with Big Finish to produce a second run of adventures based on the '80s series.
"The release of a box set of the new Terrahawks audio series on April 3 has done so well, and has generated so much excitement, that we've been commissioned to produce a second series," said Jamie Anderson, managing director of Anderson Entertainment - and son of the late Gerry Anderson.
Mythmakers #116 is a new title (released February 2015) by Reeltime Pictures available through their Time Travel TV site. It is a 60 minute interview with Anthony Ainley recorded during a 2000 interview at an event in Sheffield by the Galaxy 4 shop. The video has a brief introduction from Nick Briggs, but the feature itself (shot from...
- Tony Jones
If you’re a fan of the Big Finish Doctor Who productions then this news will surely make you very happy, as it has been announced today that its licence from BBC Worldwide to make original Doctor Who audio dramas has been extended until 31st March 2020.
Big Finish released its first Doctor Who production, The Sirens of Time, back in 1999. Now a decade-and a-half on, along with several hundred productions later, Big Finish continues to go from strength to strength; in 2014 they won the BBC Audio Award, and they were nominated for no less than five BBC Audio Awards in 2015.
“Last year saw Big Finish celebrate 15 years of producing new Doctor Who audio drama,” says executive producer Jason-Haigh Ellery. “A fantastic milestone for our company. I am delighted to be able to announce that our license has now been extended to 31st March 2020. We are very much looking forward to »
Big Finish is finally entering current Doctor Who continuity with the Unit Extinction adventures, but what does that mean?
During Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary celebrations, everybody had their own favourite moments. Maybe yours was seeing Matt Smith and David Tennant sparring with each other. Maybe it was the “all thirteen!” moment on Gallifrey, seeing Tom Baker turn up at the end to say “Hi! I’m Tom Baker! How cool is that?”, or watching Peter Davison and Colin Baker try and break into the BBC. There was no shortage of punch-the-air moments for fans. But as someone who spent nearly every moment of the anniversary bouncing up and down and literally clapping my hands with glee, the highpoint came towards the end of Paul McGann’s Eighth Doctor short, The Night of the Doctor. Just before he regenerates, he utters the words “Charlie, C'rizz, Lucy, Tamsin, Molly, friends, companions I've known, »
We’ve made not attempt to disguise our affection for Big Finish here at Kasterborous, and with good reason. Regardless of the property, Nicholas Briggs and company produce compelling audio releases. While I’m sure that they do what they do for the love of stories and the fans that love those stories, it must certainly be...
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- Nick Kitchen
Kate – for those not up on their Doctor Who – is the daughter of Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, and Head of Scientific Research at the Unified Intelligence Taskforce, which investigates and confronts alien attacks on the planet Earth. The role is portrayed by Jemma Redgrave (Dracula, Frankie, Cold Blood) who has appeared opposite Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi on television, the 11th and 12th Doctor respectively; or 12th and 13th if you add in the War Doctor.
David Richardson the series producer said, “We’re thrilled that Jemma is on board for our brand new Unit adventures and we feel privileged to work within the universe of New Series Doctor Who for the first time. Unit: Extinction will showcase all the excitement, »
Following the success of The Worlds of Doctor Who, released last September, the audio company has announced a new limited edition boxset, The Worlds of Big Finish – and this time, it’ll collect together characters from the Whoniverse and beyond! Out in May, the set will feature Lisa Bowerman as Bernice Summerfield, Nicholas Briggs as Sherlock Holmes, Katy Manning as...
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- Philip Bates
Cult classic TV series The Prisoner is to be revived by audio production company Big Finish.
Best known for its series of Doctor Who audio dramas, Big Finish also produces ranges based on Blake's 7, Terrahawks and The Avengers.
The audio remake will launch with an initial box-set of five CDs - containing four four-hour-long episodes and a behind-the-scenes documentary - in January 2016, with other box sets to follow.
"It won't simply be a slavish retelling of all the original episodes," said Big Finish's co-executive producer Nicholas Briggs. "But aficionados of the original series will certainly recognise much of what they loved about it.
"A lot of the familiar iconography will be there, but my aim is to push the boundaries, »
For fans of the Big Finish audio series, Doctor Who: The Companion Chronicles, 2014 was a bittersweet year as it marked the end of releases for the range (though Nicholas Briggs hasn’t ruled out a return to the series for specials and etc.). As such, the series ended with its 79th and 80th entries, The...
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- Nick Kitchen
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