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Wednesday, 5 November 2014 - Reported by Harry Ward
193. Masters Of Earth (Credit: Big Finish)Masters Of Earth available to pre-order (UK), (US), (DE)
Starring Colin Baker as The Doctor, with Nicola Bryant as Peri

The year is 2163. Ten years since the Daleks invaded the Earth. One year until the Doctor, in his first incarnation, will help bring the occupation to an end. But for now, their reign of terror goes on.

The TARDIS brings the Doctor and Peri to Scotland – enslaved, like everywhere else on the planet. But there are rumours of Dalek-free islands off its coast. Places where resistors and refuseniks are coming together, gathering arms and armour, preparing to strike back against the enemy.

When the Doctor falls in with an unlikely group of freedom fighters making that dangerous journey to Orkney, he finds himself trapped – but not only by the Daleks, their robotised henchmen and their human collaborators.

By history.

Because history shows that for another year, resistance is useless...

The rebellion must fail – and as a Time Lord, the Doctor can do nothing to help

Writer Mark Wright says:
The setting came out of discussions between myself, Cav and Alan Barnes to see what would be suitable as a setting for a desolate road movie on Dalek occupied Earth. There was a notion at one point that we might go for an Australian setting, but I argued that we were more likely to find an ensemble of Scottish actors closer to home than we were Australian.
Co-Writer Cavan Scot says:
Writing for the Daleks, well, it’s the dream of every Doctor Who writer isn’t it? And set during one of my favourite Who stories too. The Daleks of Invasion are basic, and I’m not being derogatory there. Perhaps a better way of saying it is that they’re ‘pure’ Daleks. They exist to conquer and kill. When writing Masters of Earth we kept pulling out lines and concepts that were too 21st century Who, to try and make sure we kept the Daleks close to their roots.
The Early Adventures 1.3. The Bounty of Ceres (Credit: Big Finish)The Bounty of Ceres available to pre-order (UK), (US), (DE)
Starring Maureen O’Brien as Vicki/Narrator, Peter Purves as Steven/Narrator with Richard Hope as Moreland.

Ceres. A tiny, unforgiving ball of ice and rock hanging between Mars and Jupiter. It’s no place to live, and it takes a special kind of person to work there.

The crew of the Cobalt Corporation mining base know exactly how deadly the world outside their complex is, but the danger isn’t just outside anymore. The systems they rely on to keep them safe are failing and the planet is breaking in.

When the TARDIS strands Steven, Vicki and the Doctor on the base, they have to fight a foe they can barely comprehend to survive.

Writer Ian Potter says:
I’d enjoyed the way Simon Guerrier had explored Steven’s astronaut background in his Companion Chronicle and fancied doing something a little similar. That lead me to coming up with quite a ‘nuts and bolts’ near future SF story, in a sort of Arthur C Clarke-style (funnily enough that still makes it a historical adventure for Steven and Vicki) and it built from there.
Dark Eyes 3 (Credit: Big Finish)Dark Eyes 3 available to pre-order (UK), (US), (DE)
Starring Paul McGann as The Doctor with Ruth Bradley as Molly O'Sullivan, Nicola Walker as Liv Chenka, Natalie Burt as Dr Sally Armstrong and Alex Macqueen as The Master.

"Molly O'Sullivan? Hello you."

In his quest for universal domination, the Master plans to exploit the terrifying Infinite Warriors of the mysterious Eminence. The Doctor's friend, Molly, is key to that plan's execution, and now, aided by corrupted genius Sally Armstrong, the Master is close to success.

Paranoid and perplexed after his recent experience, the Doctor skirts the fringes of the fifty-year conflict between humanity and the Infinite Armies. Wary of changing the course of history, he fears that to fight the Eminence would be to do the Daleks' bidding. But when Time Lord CIA agent Narvin provides the impetus for the Doctor to act, Liv Chenka joins him in a desperate race to save their friend and stop the Master.

As the Doctor goes head to head with his oldest and deadliest rival, this war is about to get very personal indeed...

Writer Ian Potter says:
After the release of Dark Eyes, I had a meeting with Nick and Alan Barnes, ahead of Dark Eyes 2, and had some ideas about where we would end up in Dark Eyes 4, so there was a plan to work towards with regards to the Doctor and the Dalek Time Controller – and the Master and the Eminence. When Nick passed Dark Eyes 3 on to Ken Bentley to direct, and to David on the production side, I’d already decided to do a series that was Dalek-free for a change, and David came with a a brief saying, ‘Let’s make it the Doctor versus the Master,’ and I loved that, so ran with it.
Doctor Who: The Blood Cell (Credit: BBC Worldwide)The Blood Cell available to pre-order (UK), (DE)
Read by Colin McFarlane

An asteroid in the furthest reaches of space – the most secure prison for the most dangerous of criminals. The Governor is responsible for the cruellest murderers so he’s not impressed by the arrival of the man they’re calling the most dangerous criminal in the quadrant. Or, as he prefers to be known, the Doctor.

But when the new prisoner immediately sets about trying to escape, and keeps trying, the Governor sets out to find out why.

Who is the Doctor and what’s he really doing here? And who is the young woman who comes every day to visit him, only to be turned away by the guards?

When the killing finally starts, the Governor begins to get his answers...

Doctor Who and the Carnival of Monsters (Credit: BBC)Doctor Who and the Carnival of Monsters available to pre-order (UK), (DE)
Read by Katy Manning

The Doctor and Jo land on a cargo ship crossing the Indian Ocean in the year 1926. Or so they think. Far away on a planet called Inter Minor, a travelling showman is setting up his live peepshow, watched by an eager audience of space officials. On board ship, a giant hand suddenly appears, grasps the TARDIS and withdraws. Without warning, a prehistoric monster rises from the sea to attack...

What is happening? Where are they? Only the Doctor realises, with horror, that they might be trapped...