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BIG FINISH: The War Master ‘The Master of Callous’ available now

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The War Master returns! From Big Finish Productions comes the second instalment of The War Master series. The Master of Callous continues the tale of what a The Master did during the Time War.

Derek Jacobi appeared as Professor Yana in the Doctor Who episode ‘Utopia’. As it transpired he was actually a regeneration of The Master who had fled the Time War. In December 2017 Jacobi returned to the role for Big Finish. His performance in The War Master: Only the Good earned him a nomination for Best Actor at the BBC Audio Drama Awards 2019. The War Master: The Master of Callous is the second instalment in the range. It consists of four episodes written by James Goss and Guy AdamsThe Master of Callous also marks the second appearance of the Ood on Big Finish following ‘Prisoner of the Ood‘ in Jenny – The Doctor’s Daughter.


A brand-new four-part adventure featuring the Master’s exploits in the Time War.

On the mining colony Callous, Elliot King struggles to meet the demands of its governor, Teremon. The odds are stacked against him, and his options are running low. The world that once promised dreams now offers only despair.

A wild Ood stalks the forests, carrying an antiquated phone. The caller promises much – he claims he can change the world – but he always speaks a devastating truth.

He is the Master and the Ood will obey him… but to what end?

1. Call for the Dead by James Goss.
2. The Glittering Prize by James Goss.
3. The Persistence of Dreams by Guy Adams.
4. Sins of the Father by Guy Adams.
Written By: James Goss and Guy Adams.
Directed By: Scott Handcock.


Derek Jacobi (The Master), Silas Carson (The Ood), Maeve Bluebell Wells (Cassandra King), Samantha Béart (Martine King), Simon Ludders (Elliot King), Pippa Haywood (Teremon), David Menkin (Herschel), Barnaby Edwards (Jaques), Richard Earl (Sassanby), Kai Owen (Porrit), Joe Shire (Calia), Angela Bruce (Mother), Wilf Scolding (First Soldier) and Tom Forrister (Second Soldier). Other parts played by members of the cast.

Producer: Scott Handcock.
Script Editor: Nicholas Briggs.
Executive Producers: Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs.

The War Master: Master of Callous is available now from the Big Finish website. The title is priced at £23 on CD and £20 to Download. The Big Finish App, available on Apple and Android devices, also makes listening even easier. It is also a free app to download, just search in your app store.



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