Big Finish have revealed details of their latest upcoming audio drama series, which will see River Song and the Tenth Doctor together again after 12 years!
David Tennant and Alex Kingston are set to reprise their iconic roles in Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor and River Song. This brand-new audio series will see these two characters re-unite for the first time in over a decade, having been last seen together on-screen in Steven Moffat‘s much-loved 2008 television story Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead.
Now, they’re back for three thrilling new adventures across time and space written by James Goss, Lizzie Hopley, and Jonathan Morris, which are due for release in November 2020.
What’s more, this stunning full-cast audio production, complete with an original score and cinematic sound design, will also feature special guest appearances from two other Doctors. Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor and River Song will see Peter Davison and Colin Baker reprise their roles as the Fifth and Sixth Doctors respectively.
Producer David Richardson has said, “The Tenth Doctor only met River Song once on TV, and that was at the end of her life. But what happened after/before that, after/before the Eleventh Doctor came on the scene?
“What a joy this run of stories was to make, bringing David Tennant and Alex Kingston together online to record during lockdown, exploring those previously untold meetings between Ten and River. Those two actors absolutely sparkled together – it was so clear they were having a blast!”
Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor and River Song is due for release in November 2020, and is available to pre-order now at the special price of £27.99 as a collector’s edition four-disc CD box set or £19.99 as a download, exclusively from the Big Finish website.
Upon general release, the collector’s edition CD box-set will be priced at £34.99, and at £29.99 as a download.
Each story will also be released as a single-disc vanilla edition, with no extras, for just £10.99 on CD or £8.99 as a download.
Big Finish listeners can also save money by pre-ordering all three single-disc releases as a bundle for £25 on CD, or £19 as a digital download.
The Doctor knows that River Song is a part of his future. A maddening, intriguing, but inevitable part.
Their lives are becoming inextricably intertwined, but in these early days – for the Doctor at least – they must navigate their relationship without too many spoilers.
Whatever her past, and the Doctor’s future, holds, River will make sure that he has fun untangling the mystery…
Duration: 240 minutes approx.
Director: Nicholas Briggs
Producer: David Richardson
Script Editor: Matt Fitton
Written by: James Goss, Lizzie Hopley, Jonathan Morris
Executive Producers: Nicholas Briggs, Jason Haigh-Ellery
Details of the three very special stories that make up this box set are as follows:
Expiry Dating by James Goss
The first time the Doctor met River Song, he saw her die. And now she’s asking him on a date. Well, not a date, exactly… More of a mission.
But the Doctor isn’t at anyone’s beck and call. Or so he thinks.
With billions of lives hanging in the balance, can the Doctor afford not to do whatever River wants? Whichever one of him she asks?
Precious Annihilation by Lizzie Hopley
When jewels become lethal in the London of 1912, both River and the Doctor turn up to find out why.
A mystery takes them centuries into the past, and onto the high seas, where a superstitious crew edges towards mutiny.
The star-crossed couple are about to find out that, while gemstones inspire jealousy, love can be the deadliest treasure of all…
Ghosts by Jonathan Morris
River and the Doctor meet on the most haunted planet in the galaxy. The Doctor’s not sure it’s an ideal date – until they discover a mystery.
Something is wrong with the ghosts. Something might even be killing them…
And as the Doctor and River investigate, the truth of what’s happening on the planet of ghosts may prove deadly for them both.