Out for release this September, are four more fantastic adventures from the magical first era of Doctor Who, starring actors from the original sixties television series, in more Companion Chronicles.

In this latest box set of The Companion Chronicles, we return to travelling with the First Doctor in The First Doctor: Volume Three, with a further box set of new adventures due for release next year.

Mark Edel-Hunt and Carole Ann Ford (c) Big Finish

In the first story, Carole Ann Ford plays Susan in E is For…, an adventure which flirts with superheroes and what happens when someone is ‘gifted’ – is that how everyone else sees them?

Maureen O’Brien and Clive Hayward (c) Big Finish

In the second adventure, Maureen O’Brien reprises her role as Vicki in Daybreak, where she encounters her own heroes in a tale of morality…

Guy Adams, Anneke Wills and Elliot Chapman (c) Big Finish

The Crumbling Magician sees Anneke Wills as Polly, facing off against Continuity itself.

Peter Purves, Ian Atkins and Stephen Critchlow (c) Big Finish

In the final adventure Peter Purves explores the origins of television in The Vardan Invasion of Mirth.

Elliot Chapman, Anneke Wills and David Warner (c) Big Finish

Joining Carole Ann Ford, Maureen O’Brien, Peter Purves and Anneke Wills (the original stars from the first three television series of Doctor Who) are Lisa Bowerman, Elliot Chapman, Stephen Critchlow, Mark Edel-Hunt, Clive Hayward and the incomparable David Warner.

Doctor Who The Companion Chronicles: The First Doctor: Volume Three cover (c) Big Finish

E is For… by Julian Richards

All is not right on the planet Malkus. Every day more and more monstrosities are born; people with powers and abilities far beyond those of normal men and women. They call these people “the Gifted.” And Susan has become one of them. Separated from her friends in a Police State dedicated to hunting people like her, Susan finds herself in a prison which has destroyed countless lives. And at its centre, at its heart, waiting, is the most dangerous monster of all…

Daybreak by John Pritchard

Everyone knows their story. They were heroes, who struck a blow for freedom at the cost of their own lives. Vicki grew up reading of their exploits. She’s always hoped to be as brave as them.

Now the TARDIS has brought her to their dark and desperate era. The war is still unfinished, and the story’s end has not been written yet. Can Vicki play her part in the struggle for a better future? Or is the past more complicated than she’s bargained for?

The Vardan Invasion of Mirth by Paul Morris and Ian Atkins

The Doctor and Steven think they’ve arrived in London 1956, but the TARDIS disagrees. When both the Doctor and his craft are lost, it’s down to Steven to solve a mystery that holds his fate in its grasp. With the help of comic Teddy Baxter, Steven’s going to have to find a way into television…

The Crumbling Magician by Guy Adams

The TARDIS has crashed, its passengers in a bad way. The Doctor – not in the best of health anyway, his old body wearing somewhat thin – is in a coma; Ben is unconscious. As for Polly, she’s been affected worst of all. Time is running in the wrong order for her and she’s seen the future, a future in which she’s mortally wounded. But will Continuity allow her to die?

Executive Producers: Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs
Director: Lisa Bowerman
Producer: Ian Atkins
Script Editor: Jacqueline Rayner
Writers: Julian Richards, John Pritchard, Paul Morris, Ian Atkins and Guy Adams

The Companion Chronices: The First Doctor – Volume Three is available to pre-order now from the Big Finish website. They are available at the discounted pre-order price of just £14.99 on download or £19.99 on CD. The Big Finish App, available on Apple and Android devices, also makes listening even easier. It is a free app to download, just search in your app store.

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