Big Finish has finalised the details for the exciting second volume of Doctor Who: Classic Doctors New Monsters.

Colin Baker’s Sixth Doctor is the newly announced Doctor of the set. He will be battling those New Series witches of words in ‘Doctor Who – The Carrionite Curse’ in the final story. The Carrionite’s first appeared in Doctor Who back in 2007 when tenth Doctor David Tennant took new companion Martha Jones (Freema Agyeman) back in time to meet William Shakespeare in ‘The Shakespeare Code’.

Of this new story writer, Simon Guerrier says, “Matt Fitton asked me to write for Colin and the Carrionites. The Carrionites get their power from words, and the Sixth Doctor is the most logophile of Doctors, so I knew there was something potent there. David Richardson suggested the 1980s setting, invoking something of the Enfield poltergeist of the late 1970s, and I drew a bit on Hammer’s “To The Devil a Daughter”, or at least my memories of being terrified of that in my teens. And I was keen to ensure that this was definitely the Carrionites, not just any witchy aliens, so I looked for something to link it firmly to The Shakespeare Code…”.

Tom Baker and Pam Ferris - Doctor Who - Classic Doctors, New Monsters Volume 2 (c) Big Finish
Tom Baker and Pam Ferris – Doctor Who – Classic Doctors, New Monsters Volume 2 (c) Big Finish

This fourth story completes a set which also involves the four Doctor (Tom Baker) and eighth Doctor (Paul McGann) as they fight a swam in a suite a.k.a the Vashta Nerada in ‘Night of the Vashta Nerada’ by John Dorney and ‘Day of the Vashta Nerada’ by Matt Fitton.

in ‘Night of the Vashta Nerada the Eighth Doctor’s Time War era returns, as he stumbles across a space station being used for nefarious purposes by his own people. While in ‘Day of the Vasta Nerada’, the fourth Doctor is reunited with Jacqueline Pearce as Cardinal Ollistra – a key character from the War Doctor series who is sponsoring research to weaponise some already-lethal creatures. But the scientists have unwittingly used a colony of Vashta Nerada with an unfortunate history of humanoid contact…

Also part of the box set is ‘Empire of the Racnoss’ by Scott Handcock. A fifth Doctor adventure starring Peter Davison who is joined by Doctor Who regular Adjoa Andoh playing the Racnoss Empress, a megalomaniac engaged in a civil war with her crippled husband, the Emperor, played by Nigel Planer.

Doctor Who – Classic Doctors, New Monsters Volume 2 will be released in July, priced at £20 on Download and £23 for the five-disc CD set (which unlocks access to a digital version).


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