Big Finish has a Christmas Treat released today. A series of four stories featuring the Sixth Doctor (Colin Baker) Xmas adventure with his companion Peri (Nicola Bryant) and introducing Luke Allen-Gale (as new companion Joe).

There are four new stories in Doctor Who: Blood on Santa’s Claw. All with a festive theme a selection of writers from Alan Terigo, Susan Dennom, Andrew Lias and Nev Fountain.  We are sure that it will be a Christmas Celebration for all.

Doctor Who - Blood on Santa's Claw
Doctor Who – Blood on Santa’s Claw. (l to r) Cliff Chapman, Dawn Murphy, Becky Wright, Luke Allen-Gale, Colin Baker, Nicola Bryant, Roger Parrott, Nev Fountain, Heather Bleasdale.

Colin Baker, playing the Sixth Doctor, welcomed being part of the holiday event. “I think it’s such a nice tradition now. Doctor Who is so much a part of all our culture that it’s now part of Christmas too. I don’t know whether the other Doctors are doing Christmassy stories, but let’s hope it’s just me!”

Nev Fountain, writer of the anthology’s closing story, Brightly Shone The Moon That Night, added: “I think the Sixth Doctor is made for anything, but especially Christmas! He has that larger-than-life demeanour and whimsical costume that merge to make him almost a figure of children’s myth and legend – a combination of Santa, the Pied Piper and the Ghost of Christmas Present. Of all the Doctors, I can imagine the Sixth helping out Santa and dropping presents down the chimneys. I think it was wonderfully captured in the Doctor Who Magazine comic strips where he rubbed up against Alice in Wonderland and Rupert Bear!”

The stories can be downloaded from Big Finish’s website



Blood on Santa’s Claw by Alan Terigo

The Doctor and Peri land on the planet Naxios, where they discover the body of Father Christmas. Who killed him? The strange individuals dressed in Shakespearian costume or the talking animals wearing waistcoats digging in the tunnels?

The Baby Awakes by Susan Dennom

The Doctor and Peri visit the Ishtar institute, where the term ‘Designer Babies’ takes on a new and sinister meaning. Will our heroes survive Christmas day?

I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day by Andrew Lias

A Christmas party that’s been going on for three years. Strange silver robots who guard the Christmas decorations with lethal force. What is the secret behind the festivities on Tate Galactic?

Brightly Shone The Moon That Night by Nev Fountain

The TARDIS crew encounters a shameful secret of the Time Lords. History has been rewritten, and this time it’s all the Doctor’s fault.

  • Duration: 120 minutes approx.
  • Released: December 2019, exclusively from the Big Finish website.
  • Director: John Ainsworth
  • Producer: John Ainsworth
  • Senior Producer: David Richardson
  • Written by: Alan Terigo, Susan Dennom, Andrew Lias and Nev Fountain
  • Executive Producers: Nicholas Briggs, Jason Haigh-Ellery
Doctor Who - Blood on Santa's Claw
Doctor Who – Blood on Santa’s Claw
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Susan Hewitt is the Editor and Site Owner of Blogtor Who. She has loved all Doctor Who for over 5 decades now. Prisoner, Blake-7, Space-1999, Star Wars and Star Trek were also huge favourites. Her favourite Doctor is Tom Baker with Peter Capaldi following in a close second. However, David Tennant does rank as one of her favourite actors particular due to his brilliant work in theatre. She followed her heroes and became an Electrical Engineering in the semiconductor industry and worked for ATI, AMD and ARM. She is the CTO of Ryff when she isn't writing or editing Blogtor Who.


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