If you love the Eighth Doctor – Ravenous series as much as we do you will be thrilled to know that there will be the ultimate battle between The Eighth Doctor (Paul McGann), his companions Liv Chenka (Nicola Walker) and Helen Sinclair (Hattie Morahan) and the ultimate collection of Masters in Doctor Who: Ravenous 4. Returning to battle with the Doctor, Michelle Gomez, Derek Jacobi, Geoffrey Beevers and Eric Roberts for the finale of this range.
Also joining this series of stories is Mark Bonnar who returns as deranged murderous Time Lord, the Eleven. The Eleven retains the personalities of his previous regenerations and the collection of several minds in one has driven this Time Lord mad. But with several generations of the Master, the Doctor needs all the help he can get.
Paul McGann and Eric Roberts will be facing off against each other for the first time since the Doctor Who television movie was released in 1996 – 23 years ago. Eric Roberts return was announced last year, but now we have a date when we can experience this new story as Doctor Who: Ravenous 4 will be released in October 2019
This isn’t the only group of actors that will be reunited. Nicola Walker and Derek Jacobi also appeared together as daughter and father in the popular BBC One costume drama, Last Tango in Halifax.
The new episodes are written by fan favourites Matt Fitton and John Dorney – two authors who deliver quality and captivating stories each and every time.
John Dorney commented on the new series “Day of the Master was possibly the most exciting and yet terrifying brief I’ve ever had. Finishing off the Ravenous arc was a big enough responsibility on its own… but throw in wanting to give great material to Sir Derek Jacobi… and Michelle Gomez… and that’s before we even get to the heart-stoppingly fantastic prospect of bringing Eric Roberts’ Master back face to face with the Doctor again for the first time in over twenty years…you can see why it might be intimidating! But honestly, it was one of the best times I’ve ever had writing a Doctor Who story. I really hope the audience enjoys it as much as I did!”
Big Finish’s Producer, David Richardson elaborates more on the end of this series. “We’ve tried to do something a bit different with Ravenous. Coming out of Doom Coalition, we wanted to go a bit darker, a bit scarier – to mark the saga with a shift in tone. With all four box sets now recorded, I feel a sense of relief – it’s been such a huge logistical challenge! Ravenous 4 alone required six studio days in cities as far apart as Los Angeles, New York and London! But we did it. We told that whole, big story and we’ve brought back three Masters and Missy in a breathtaking finale.”
Richardson discussed the pride the creative team had with this new collection “It was a real thrill to bring Geoffrey Beevers into our Eighth Doctor Adventures, doing what he does best in Planet of Dust – subjugating an alien world, and then setting about a chain of events that will drive our Ravenous story forward. I’m really proud of it – and yet I don’t really have much time to stop and think about it because we’re already onto the next chapter for the Eighth Doctor! And life is going to be very different for him and his companions…”
Big Finish director, Ken Bentley, conveyed the excitement of the team at the return of Eric Robert’s Master. “This seems to have been a box set for reunions. It’s going to be fascinating to hear what listeners think of the Eighth Doctor reuniting with Roberts’ Master. I’m sure those shockwaves will ripple through time. But it was a genuine delight to have Nicola Walker reunite with Derek Jacobi. The green room was filled with laughter that day.”
Doctor Who: Ravenous 4 – Synopsys
The universe hangs in the balance when good faces off against evil, and the omnipresent Ravenous are ready to consume the survivors…
Three stories will see Ravenous come to an epic conclusion. The past, the present, and the future conspire against the Doctor as he fights to defeat the only creature ever to strike fear into the hearts of a Time Lord.
- 4.1 Whisper by Matt Fitton
- 4.2 Planet of Dust by Matt Fitton
- 4.3 and 4.4 Day of the Master by John Dorney
Doctor Who: Ravenous 4 is available for pre-order now ahead of its release in October 2019. And Ravenous 3, being released in April, is also available for pre-order. Both these titles are priced at £23 on CD or £20 on download each. Visit the Big Finish site to order
Previous releases, Doctor Who Ravenous 1 and 2 are both available at £35 on CD or £30 on download. Or why not save money and get all four volumes of Ravenous in a bundle (each available on their release), priced at £90 on CD or £80 on download.
- Executive Producers: Jason Haigh-Ellery, Nicholas Briggs
- Producer: David Richardson
- Script Editor: Ken Bentley
- Director: Ken Bentley
- Writers: Matt Fitton, John Dorney