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7/06/2008 09:21:00 pm - Reported by Shaun Lyon

Big Finish Productions have announced their offerings for the remainder of 2008, with seven installments of their main Doctor Who series forthcoming in the next six months, as well as the two concluding episodes of the Eighth Doctor second series. Also in the pipeline are the first half of a year of offerings in their Companion Chronicles short story readings, with the series now becoming monthly and a full year's worth of details (until next summer) revealed.

Additionally, two new miniseries will begin in the next half-year: Big Finish is adapting the threeDoctor Who stage plays into audio recordings ("Curse of the Daleks," "The Ultimate Adventure" and "Seven Keys to Doomsday"); and next January features the beginning of their three-story Key 2 Time series with Peter Davison, which will be included as episodes 117-119 of the regular monthly series.
The release schedules are below, while full details (as much as has been released) about the stories can be found in thespoiler note section (click on 'spoiler' to reveal).
Monthly Releases
  • The Boy that Time Forgot (#110; Peter Davison, Sarah Sutton) - July
  • The Doomwood Curse (#111; Colin Baker) - August
  • Kingdom of Silver and Keepsake (#112; Sylvester McCoy) - September
  • Time Reef (#113; Peter Davison) - September
  • Brotherhood of the Daleks (#114; Colin Baker) - October
  • Forty Five (#115; Sylvester McCoy) - November
  • The Raincloud Man (#116; Colin Baker) plus special Return of the Krotons - December
  • Key 2 Time Parts 1-3 (#117-119; Peter Davison) - January to March 2009
Eighth Doctor Series
  • Sisters of the Flame (#2.7) - July
  • Vengeance of Morbius (#2.8) - August
Companion Chronicles
  • Here There Be Monsters (#3.1; Carole Ann Ford) - July
  • The Great Space Elevator (#3.2; Deborah Watling) - August
  • The Doll of Death (#3.3; Katy Manning) - September
  • Empathy Games (#3.4; Louise Jameson) - October
  • Home Truths (#3.5; Jean Marsh) - November
  • The Darkening Eye (#3.6; Sarah Sutton) - December
  • The Prisoner's Dilemma (#3.7; Sophie Aldred) - January 2009
  • Resistance (#3.9; Anneke Wills) - March 2009
  • The Magician's Oath (#3.10; Richard Franklin) - April 2009
  • Ferril's Folly (#3.11) - May 2009
  • Releases to be announced (#3.8 and 3.12) - February and June 2009
Other Releases
  • The Ultimate Adventure (Colin Baker) - September
  • The Seven Keys to Doomsday - October
  • Curse of the Daleks - November

The Boy That Time Forgot by Paul Magrs: In a weird jungle valley, the Victorian explorer Rupert Von Thal saves Bloomsbury novelist Beatrice Mapp from a ghastly death in the grip of a monstrous mantis. But this is no Lost World of the dinosaurs. According to their travelling companions, the Doctor and Nyssa, all four have been transported back to a primitive Earth that should never have existed! Further down the valley is the vast city where the scorpions live. Walking, talking, intelligent scorpions, ruled over by their cruel and sinister master. The Doctor and Nyssa are being drawn ever tighter into the clutches of... the boy that time forgot. With Peter Davison (The Doctor), Sarah Sutton (Nyssa), Andrew Sachs (The Scorpion King), Harriet Walter (Mrs Beatrice Mapp), Adrian Scarborough (Rupert Von Thal), Oliver Senton (Kranlee), Claire Wyatt (Madam Teegarna)

The Doomwood Curse by Jacqueline Rayner: England, 1738. On the trail of a lost book, the Doctor and Charley arrive at the beautiful country estate of Sir Ralph and Lady Sybil. But all is far from idyllic. There’s a murderer on the loose, and the nearby woods are the haunt of the notorious highwayman Dick Turpin. And that’s not all. Something else has journeyed here. Something that could destroy the very fabric of reality. The Doctor and Charley have just forty-eight hours to solve the mystery before the whole world succumbs to The Doomwood Curse. With Colin Baker (The Doctor), India Fisher (Charlotte Pollard), Nicky Henson (Dick Turpin), Jonathan Firth (John), Hayley Atwell (Eleanor), Trevor Cooper (Sir Ralph), Geraldine Newman (Lady Sybil), Daisy Douglas (Susan), Suzie Chard (Molly)

Kingdom of Silver by James Swallow: The Doctor arrives on Tasak in search of refreshment, armed with nothing more than a kettle. But this is a time of crisis for a civilisation about to enter an industrial age. Mindful that a devastating war is only recently over, the wise and revered Magus Riga will do almost anything to save his people from the follies of the past. But the road to hell is paved with good intentions. And the planet Tasak is host to ancient powers buried deep and long forgotten. Can visitors from another world avert disaster or will their intervention drag this innocent world into the Orion War? With Sylvester McCoy (The Doctor), Neil Roberts (Temeter), Kate Terence (Sara), Terry Molloy (Magus Riga), James George (Merel), Bunny Reed (Ardith), Holly King (Etin), Nicholas Briggs (Cybermen)

Keepsake by James Swallow: Sifting through the technological junk of Reclaim Platform Juliet-November-Kilo, the Doctor discovers evidence of a personal tragedy involving some friends of his. Where will the story of their fate lead? With Sylvester McCoy (The Doctor), Neil Roberts (Temeter), Kate Terence (Sara), Terry Molloy (Examiner 2), James George (Corvus), Nicholas Briggs (Examiner 1)

Other monthly installments: Time Reef by Marc Platt, with Peter Davison (the Doctor) and Sarah Sutton (Nyssa);Brotherhood of the Daleks by Alan Barnes, with Colin Baker (the Doctor) and India Fisher (Charley); Forty Five with Sylvester McCoy (the Doctor); The Raincloud Man with Colin Baker (the Doctor) and India Fisher (Charley), which also includes the special disc Return of the Krotons.


Sisters of the Flame and Vengeance of Morbius by Nicholas Briggs: The richest man in the galaxy has just bought a backwards planet with no obvious mineral wealth in the outer reaches of the universe. An obscure mystical sect has been revived after centuries of neglect. A new race of aliens are hunting for prey. Why? As the Doctor and Lucie attempt to discover the answer, it becomes clear that someone is attempting to resurrect the past - and they need a Time Lord to help them achieve it. With Paul McGann (the Doctor), Sheridan Smith (Lucie Miller), Kenneth Colley (Zarodnix), Samuel West (Revenant), Alexander Siddig (Rosto), Nickolas Grace (Straxus), Barry McCarthy (Bulek and Eurelz Captain), Nicola Weeks (Haspira and Trell), Katarina Olsson (Orthena and Trell), Barnaby Edwards (Galactinet)


Here There Be Monsters by Andy Lane: The distant future. The TARDIS, with the Doctor, Susan, Ian and Barbara aboard, is drawn out of the Vortex and lands aboard the Earth Benchmarking Vessel Nevermore, where Captain Rostrum is navigating by punching holes in the very fabric of space. The Doctor is appalled by this act of vandalism, and fearful that it could unleash monsters from the dark dimensions. As the benchmarking holes begin to fray, the fate of the universe is at stake. And while the Doctor contemplates a terrible sacrifice, Susan befriends the Nevermore’s First Mate - someone she will remember for the rest of her life… With Carole Ann Ford (Susan), Stephen Hancock (The First Mate)

The Great Space Elevator by Jonathan Morris: The Great Space Elevator is a marvel of human engineering; a transit tube stretching from the equator up to a space station held in geosynchronous orbit. When the TARDIS lands in Sumatra in the future, the Second Doctor, Jamie and Victoria are captured by guards just as the station loses power. Together with Security Officer Tara Kerley, the three travellers take a one-way trip on the elevator to fix the problem, and find themselves confronted by a powerful alien force that threatens to wreak chaos on Earth… With Deborah Deborah Watling (Victoria Waterfield), Helen Goldwyn (Tara Kerley)

The Doll of Death by Marc Platt: While investigating a temporal anomaly in Central London, the Doctor and Jo Grant meet Professor Harold Saunders, a man who possesses an unstable alien artefact, and who is seemingly haunted by the ghosts of dolls. Who is the mysterious Mrs Killebrew? Why is a pack of hounds hunting them in reverse? And can Jo pick up any bargains while backwards shopping on Oxford Street? With Katy Manning (Jo Grant), Jane Goddard (Mrs. Killebrew)

Empathy Games by Nigel Fairs: After a disaster aboard the TARDIS, the Doctor and Leela arrive at the capital city of Synchronis, a world renowned for peace and civility. But an attack by a vicious creature leaves the Doctor in a coma, and Leela is persuaded to fight in the forthcoming Empathy Games, where she discovers that nothing on this world is as it seems. With Louise Jameson (Leela)

Other Companions Chronicles installments: Home Truths by Simon Guerrier, with Jean Marsh (Sara Kingdom);The Darkening Eye by Stewart Sheargold, with Sarah Sutton (Nyssa) and Derek Carlyle (The Dar Traders); The Prisoner's Dilemma by Simon Guerrier, with Sophie Aldred (Ace) and Laura Doddington (Zara); Resistance by Steve Lyons, with Anneke Wills (Polly) and John Sackville (the Pilot); The Magician's Oath by Scott Handcock, with Richard Franklin (Mike Yates) and Michael Chance (Diamond Jack); Ferril's Folly by Peter Anghelides.


The Ultimate Adventure by Terrance Dicks, with Colin Baker (the Doctor); The Seven Keys to Doomsdayby Terrance Dicks; Curse of the Daleks by David Whitaker and Terry Nation; all three with Nicholas Briggs (voice of the Daleks).