The Seventh Doctor, Ace, and Hex are back in two brand-new Doctor Who audio stories from Big Finish, available to purchase now!

Although their regular travels together came to an end in 2014’s Signs and Wonders, through the magic of time travel the Seventh Doctor, Ace, and Hex are back together again in The Flying Dutchman and Displaced, two brand-new full-cast audio adventures from Big Finish.

These two new Doctor Who adventures occupy a space between previously released stories, and see Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred, and Philip Oliver reprise their respective roles as the Doctor, Dorothy “Ace” McShane, and Thomas Hector “Hex” Schofield.

Big Finish – Doctor Who: The Flying Dutchman/Displaced (Cast)

The first of these adventures sees the vintage TARDIS team encounter the infamous cursed sailing vessel The Flying Dutchman in a two-part story from Gemma Arrowsmith:

The Doctor, Ace and Hex find themselves on a seemingly deserted boat in the middle of the ocean. Eventually locating the crew, they discover that the men have been in hiding to avoid the attack of the legendary ghost ship The Flying Dutchman that they’ve recently glimpsed approaching through the fog. But ghosts don’t exist. Do they?

Writer Gemma Arrowsmith has said, “Ace was my companion. I remember watching the last few episodes of Doctor Who go out before its cancellation. I have a faint memory of watching Survival while eating spaghetti bolognese! I’m pretty sure that’s a real memory and not an invented one.

“Imagine how cool Ace is to an eight-year-old. She’s a teenager who gets to fly around in space and time. So, yep, I’m pretty excited I got to write for her.”

Big Finish – Doctor Who: The Flying Dutchman/Displaced (Cast) – Stephen Wight, Carly Day, Nigel Fairs, Sophie Aldred, Nicholas Khan, Sylvester McCoy, Philip Olivier

Following this, the Doctor, Ace, and Hex find themselves trapped in a perfectly ordinary house where the normal rule of time do not apply in Displaced by Katharine Armitage:

The Doctor, Ace and Hex arrive inside a mystery. An ordinary house where something extraordinary is happening. There are no occupants, the doors are sealed, and someone – or something – is attempting to communicate. And when the TARDIS locks them out, Ace and Hex suspect the Doctor of his usual tricks.

But the truth is even more disturbing…

Writer Katharine Armitage has said, “These three are so brilliant to write for because they’re all very playful (there’s always time for a decent bit of banter) but then they all have their murky depths and big hearts. Ace gets her ‘detective’ on and the Doctor is as tricksy as ever. Hex is really the one who holds them together in Displaced because it deals with themes he understands far better than the others.”

Doctor Who: The Flying Dutchman / Displaced is available to purchase now as a collector’s edition CD boxset (priced at £14.99) and as a digital download (priced at £12.99) exclusively from the Big Finish website.

Big Finish – Doctor Who: The Flying Dutchman/Displaced (Cover)

Duration: 146 minutes approx.
Released: 08 September 2020, exclusively from the Big Finish website.

Director: Samuel Clemens
Producer: Emma Haigh
Script Editor: John Dorney, Matt Fitton
Senior Producer: David Richardson
Written by: Gemma Arrowsmith, Katharine Armitage

Executive Producers: Nicholas Briggs, Jason Haigh-Ellery

Further to the recent announcement regarding the relaunch of Doctor Who audio drama ranges at Big Finish, listeners keen to complete their collection of Monthly Adventures should read the following:

  • A 3-release CD / download subscription is now available, starting from #271, #272 or #273, which should enable the majority of subscribers to extend their subscription to the end of the range. Three-release subscriptions are priced at £32.50 for collector’s edition CDs and £27.50 for downloads.
  • any existing subscribers who find themselves unable to purchase #274 or #275 via a combination of the 12/6/3-release options should contact, who will be able to process their orders offline.


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