|Have You Heard From Your Doctor
In February Big Finish Productions, producers of
the Bernice Summerfield audio adventures, and the BBC Worldwide announced a deal that
would bring Doctor Who back into production as
audio dramas produced for CDs and cassettes. Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester
McCoy signed on the dotted line and began appearing (or rather sounding) as their
respective Doctors in July in a multi-Doctor story titled The Sirens of Time,
written and directed by Nicholas Briggs (the Auton series).
Also appearing in the AVs
in 1999 were Mark Strickson as Turlough and Nicola Bryant as Peri. and 2000 will see
stories with Sarah Sutton as Nyssa, Sophie Aldred as Ace and Nicholas Courtney as the
Brigadier. Producers also hoped to sign Tom Baker, Paul McGann, but by the 1999 that had
These adventures are "official" productions and
will be considered canon by the BBC. Serving as producers for the series are Steve Cole
from the BBC with Jason Haigh-Ellery and Gary Russell (author of Legacy and Placebo
Effect) from Big Finish.
In September Big Finish announced that the Ice Warriors
would appear in the March 2000 Audio Adventure Red Dawn. (The release date was
later changed to April.)
Red Dawn, written by Justin Richards (System
Shock, Theatre of War) and directed by Gary Russell, stars Peter Davison as
the Doctor and Nicola Bryant as Peri.The story will be set during the first successful
landing on Mars and concerns the discovery of evidence that an ancient civilization once
lived below the surface of the red planet...
The press release also detailed plans for other Audio
Adventures including several stories featuring the Daleks plus a new companion for the
The entire September press release is available at Doctor Who- The Audio Adventures.