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Friday, 27 September 2013 - Reported by Chuck Foster
This month's Doctor releases from Big Finish feature the start of the 1963 trilogy, an adventure for the First Doctor, Steven and Vicki, a further "lost" adventure for the First Doctor, and a new set of adventures for the Victorian investigators Jago and Litefoot.

Fanfare of the Common Men (Credit: Big Finish)Fanfare for the Common Men (available to order)
Starring Peter Davison as The Doctor, with Sarah Sutton as Nyssa

If you remember the Sixties, they say, then you can’t have been there.

The Doctor remembers the Sixties. That’s why he’s taking Nyssa on a trip back to November 1963. Back to where it all began. Back to the birth of the biggest band in the history of British music. Back to see those cheeky lads from Liverpool...

Mark, James and Korky. The Common Men. The boys who made the Sixties swing with songs like Oh, Won’t You Please Love Me?, Just Count To Three and Who Is That Man.

The Doctor remembers the Sixties. And there’s something very wrong with the Sixties, if the Beatles no longer exist...
The Companion Chronicles: Upstairs (Credit: Big Finish)Upstairs (available to order)
Starring Peter Purves as Steven and Maureen O'Brien as Vicki

When the TARDIS lands in a dilapidated attic, the Doctor, Vicki and Steven discover they are on Earth, in London… in Number 10 Downing Street.

However alien forces are at play here, affecting the very fabric of the building… and adjusting the very essence of history itself.
The Lost Stories: The Dark Planet (Credit: Big Finish)The Dark Planet (available to order)
Starring William Russell as Ian Chesterton and Maureen O'Brien as Vicki

Somewhere far back in the early days of the universe the TARDIS lands on a world lit by a dying sun. Missing from the Doctor's star maps and dotted with strange crystalline statues, it is a world ripe for exploration. But it is also a world of destruction.

Venturing out onto its surface, the time travellers find themselves drawn into an age-old conflict between the two species residing on the planet - people of Light and Shadow. Proving a catalyst for the escalation of the conflict, the Doctor and his friends need either to create a peace or to pick a side.

Because in times of war, nothing is ever black and white.
Jago and Litefoot - Series Six (Credit: Big Finish)Jago and Litefoot - Series Six (available to order)
Starring Trevor Baxter as Professor George Litefoot and Christopher Benjamin as Henry Gordon Jago

After returning to Victorian London, Jago and Litefoot are approached by the enigmatic Colonel and offered a role they cannot refuse – investigators by Royal Appointment to Queen Victoria!

Their missions include a mystery on the Suffolk coast where strange things lurk in the sea mist, an encounter with Freud and a threat to the realm itself… But who can save Professor Litefoot when he is accused of murder, and no one can be convinced of his innocence?

6.1 The Skeleton Quay by Jonathan Morris
6.2 Return of the Repressed by Matthew Sweet
6.3 Military Intelligence by George Mann
6.4 The Trial of George Litefoot by Justin Richards
PLUS! An extra bonus CD of behind-the-scenes material.

Win a copy of Upstairs

This month's competition thanks to Big Finish is to win one of five copies of Upstairs. To be in with a chance to win, please answer the following question:
The Doctor has encountered Prime Ministers past, present and future over the course of his adventures, but which one was forecast by him to be the architect of Britain's "Golden Age"?
Send your answer to with the subject line "Yes, I know!", along with your name, address, and where you saw the competition (the news website, twitter, facebook, etc.). Only one entry per postal address will be accepted. The competition is open worldwide, and the closing date is 6th October 2013.