Big Finish have unveiled further details about the upcoming second volume of Doctor Who – The Ninth Doctor Adventures, due for release in August 2021
Following his long-awaited return in the recently released first volume of The Ninth Doctor Adventures, Christopher Eccleston will be back again later this year for three more full-cast audio stories.
Big Finish have announced that the next instalment of The Ninth Doctor Adventures will be entitled Respond to All Calls. This second volume will see the Doctor take the TARDIS’s signage quite literally, as he answers cries for help from across the galaxies. In doing so, he’ll meet the Serapheem, a lighter-than-air alien species, the First and Second Incorporation, representatives of a business-obsessed race from the dawn of time, and an artificial intelligence called Fred.
Doctor Who – The Ninth Doctor Adventures: Respond to All Calls will include three new stories:
- Girl, Deconstructed by Lisa McMullin
- Fright Motif by Tim Foley
- Planet of the End by Timothy X Atack
On recording these three latest adventures, Christopher Eccleston has said, “I loved it – I’m having a ball, and hopefully you’ll be able to tell on the recordings. It’s very important when you’re playing this character that you enjoy it, which I always have – there’s a kind of wild, unpredictable, improvisatory energy to the Doctor, and I’m really relishing it.”
Eccleston will be joined across these new stories by many recognisable British stage and screen actors. Girl, Deconstructed will star Forbes Masson (The High Life, Father Brown) as worried father Kurt, alongside Mirren Mack (Sex Education, The Nest) as molecularly and emotionally unstable teenager Marnie.
Elsewhere, Fright Motif will feature Damian Lynch (Giri/Haji, EastEnders: E20) as nervous pianist Artie Berger, Adrian Schiller (The Last Kingdom, Silk) as concierge Maurice Le Bon, along with Gemma Whelan as glamorous musician Zazie Vincent, who has risen to prominence in recent years following her stand-out performances in Game of Thrones, Upstart Crow, and Gentleman Jack.
Planet of the End, meanwhile, stars Jan Francis (Just Good Friends, Secret Army) as the profit-obsessed alien life form known only as First Incorporation.
Producer David Richardson has added, “As we were recording this box set, Christopher Eccleston said to me, ‘This is top drawer writing’. What a compliment from such a brilliant actor – and words our writing team will no doubt treasure. They all brought their A-game, delivering gripping, character-based dramas with glorious fantasy twists, and – having heard the final edits – this box set is one of my favourites.”
Big Finish listeners can be among the first to hear a clip from episode one, Girl, Deconstructed, at the National Space Centre’s FREE online BritSciFi festival this evening (Friday 14th May) at 18:00 (UK time).
The Ninth Doctor Adventures panel hosted by Nicholas Briggs will introduce writer Lisa McMullin, direcotr Helen Goldwyn, script editor Matt Fitton and musician Howard Carter to discuss the production of the story.
All the information about BritSciFi, including an additional programme of events featuring other Big Finish favourites, is listed on their website.
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Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor Adventures: Respond to All Calls is due out in August 2021, and is available to pre-order now worldwide via the Big Finish website.
DOCTOR WHO – THE NINTH DOCTOR ADVENTURES: RESPOND TO ALL CALLS
Duration: 240 minutes approx.
Released: August 2021, exclusively from the Big Finish website.
Director: Helen Goldwyn
Script Editor: Matt Fitton
Producer: David Richardson
Written by: Lisa McMullin, Tim Foley & Timothy X Atack
Executive Producers: Nicholas Briggs, Jason Haigh-Ellery
All four volumes of The Ninth Doctor Adventures are available to pre-order now worldwide in three formats – collector’s edition CD, digital download or limited edition gatefold triple LP vinyl – exclusively from the Big Finish website.
Big Finish listeners can save by pre-ordering a bundle of the entire series for just £88 (as a collector’s edition box set) or £78 (as a download).
Doctor Who – The Ninth Doctor Adventures triple LP vinyls are strictly limited to a pressing of 1,000 per volume, and can be pre-ordered at £35.99 each, or £132 for the bundle of all four albums, again exclusively at the Big Finish website.
Please note: the vinyl editions do not include any behind-the-scenes extras. However, listeners purchasing vinyl LP editions will receive a download of the story automatically and be given access to the CD edits as a bonus download. Episodes will be edited specifically for the vinyl format, presented as 2 episodes, one on each side, each with opening and closing music. In addition, all pre-orders of the vinyls will also receive the behind the extras as a bonus download.
Products are sold in £ sterling on Big Finish’s website but will be converted to local currency upon checkout.
Please note that Big Finish is currently operating a digital-first release schedule. The mail-out of collector’s edition CDs and limited edition vinyl LPs may be delayed due to factors beyond our control, but all purchases of this release unlock a digital copy that can be immediately downloaded or played on the Big Finish app from the release date.