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4/03/2005 07:18:00 pm - Reported by Shaun Lyon


April 3, 2005 • Posted By Shaun Lyon
The latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine notes that Big Finish has renewed its licence from the BBC to continue to produce Doctor Who audio plays and Short Trips story collection through to Autumn 2008. Also noted in the issue is their forthcoming schedule of releases. After the next batch of stories, which includes Catch-1782 by Alison Lawson (with Colin Baker and Bonnie Langford), Three's a Crowd by Colin Brake (with Peter Davison) andUnregenerate! by David McIntee (with Sylvester McCoy and Bonnie Langford), the issue confirms that July's release will be The Council of Niceaby Caroline Symcox, starring Peter Davison, to be followed by Terror Firmaby Joseph Lidster, starring Paul McGann, India Fisher and Conrad Westmaas (presumably continuing the cliffhanger at the end of "The Next Life") in August, rescheduled from earlier. Thicker Than Water, which Outpost Gallifrey previously reported was a sequel to Paul Sutton's "Arrangements for War" written by the same author and starring Colin Baker, Maggie Stables and Bonnie Langford together for the first time, is due in "early September," because "late September" features Live 34 by James Parson and Andrew Stirling-Brown, a Seventh Doctor story. Scaredy Cat by Will Shindler is October's audio, starring Paul McGann; November will feature The Kingmaker by Nev Fountain, featuring Peter Davison and bearing both a regular cover as well as a second "special" cover available through Tenth Planet (like last year's "Caerdroia); and December sees the release of Other Lives by Gary Hopkins, starring Paul McGann. The issue also notes thatDeborah Watling, who played Victoria Waterfield during the Patrick Troughton era, will be the special guest star in "Three's a Crowd," playing the role of Auntie; and that David Warner and Nicholas Courtney will return in aneighth "Doctor Who: Unbound" serial written by Jonathan Clements, who penned their first story together, "Sympathy for the Devil".