Sunday, 14 September 2003

Big Finish Returns to Gallifrey


September 14, 2003  •  Posted By Shaun Lyon
Big Finish producer Gary Russell announced at this past weekend's Dimensions convention in Stockton-on-Tees that the company had commissioned a new four-part limited series for 2004, as yet untitled, to run alongside the regular Doctor Who range, with Louise JamesonLalla Ward and John Leeson reprising their screen roles as Leela, Romana and K-9. The series will be set on Gallifrey (obviously). All three will be featured in the forthcoming 40th anniversary audio special "Zagreus," the other details of which (including the rest of its cast) have not yet been announced. Meanwhile, Big Finish also announced that Paul McGann will indeed return for a fourth series of Doctor Who audios to be taped in late 2004; his third 'season' begins release in December. Finally, in response to a question about giving Sylvester McCoy an additional companion (besides Mel and Ace), Gary said that there were considerations for it, with a clue in the new Unbound serial "He Jests at Scars" (where he mentions several names including someone named "Hex"). (Thanks to Bob Fischer)