We’ve had War Master (Sir Derek Jacobi) and we’ve had the Eighth Doctor (Paul McGann) battle the Daleks in the Time War.  So it is only fitting that the two should meet.  And meet they shall in The War Master: Rage of the Time Lords, coming out in July 2019 from Big Finish Productions in association with BBC Studios.

Derek Jacobi
The War Master – Derek Jacobi

.The Time War is almost upon the universe and the Master is ready

… and not even the Doctor will be able to stop him.

Paul McGann joins the third series of The War Master audio adventures as the Eighth Doctor as Sir Derek Jacobi reprise his role as the War Master with four new stories

The War Master: The Rage of the Time Lords

With all of space and time in chaos, the Master plots his most audacious project yet. Only one other Time Lord has ever been able to stop him. But where is that Time Lord when the universe needs him?

This new series of adventures take the Master into darker terrain as he gathers his forces against the Daleks in one of his most nefarious schemes to date. Will the Doctor stop him? Will he want to? Or has the Master’s deadly scheme proved too great to be controlled…

  1. The Survivorby Tim Foley
  2. The Coney Island Chameleon – by David Llewellyn
  3. The Missing Link – by Tim Foley
  4. Darkness and Light-  by David Llewellyn
  • Executive Producers: Jason Haigh-Ellery, Nicholas Briggs
  • Producer: Scott Handcock
  • Script Editor: Nicholas Briggs
  • Director: Scott Handcock
  • Writers: David Llewellyn, Tim Foley 

Series three, The War Master: Rage of the Time Lords will be released July 2019 followed by fourth and final series The War Master: Anti-Genesis (written by Nicholas Briggs and Alan Barnes) in December 2019.

Producer and director Scott Handcock told us more: “This incarnation of the Master is very much the ‘Hannibal Lecter’ of Time Lords – intelligent, charming, but thoroughly ruthless. We had a lot of fun in the studio bringing the War Master back to life! It’s been a gift of a project, and we can’t wait for listeners to hear it.”

The full four-part specially-priced War Master bundle is available for pre-order at £90 on CD or £80 on download or you can purchase the series separately with The War Master: Only the Good and The War Master – The Master of Callous  currently available for each £35 on CD or £30 on download. Series three and four can be pre-ordered foreach at £23 on CD or £20 on download.   And Big Finish will save you money if already have the first series, The War Master: Only the Good. The final three series are available for £68 on CD or £60 on download.



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Susan Hewitt
Susan Hewitt is the Editor and Site Owner of Blogtor Who. She has loved all Doctor Who for over 5 decades now. Prisoner, Blake-7, Space-1999, Star Wars and Star Trek were also huge favourites. Her favourite Doctor is Tom Baker with Peter Capaldi following in a close second. However, David Tennant does rank as one of her favourite actors particular due to his brilliant work in theatre. She followed her heroes and became an Electrical Engineering in the semiconductor industry and worked for ATI, AMD and ARM. She currently works at Ryff as their Platform Architect when she isn't writing or editing Blogtor Who.


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