The Fugitive Doctor and the current Master will be joining the Big Finish family for new adventures coming soon!

Big Finish Productions today announced two brand-new series of adventures. One will follow the exploits of the Fugitive Doctor as played by Jo Martin. While the other set of brand-new series of full-cast audio dramas will star Sacha Dhawan as the Master! The Fugitive Doctor Adventures and Call Me Master are available for pre-order. And Big Finish have already hinted that these two ranges are just the beginning, with more announcements yet to come of series from the Thirteenth Doctor era…

 

The Fugitive Doctor Adventures starring Jo Martin, coming soon! (c) Big Finish Productions
The Fugitive Doctor Adventures starring Jo Martin, coming soon! (c) Big Finish Productions

The Fugitive Doctor Adventures reveals more details of the Doctor’s life before An Unearthly Child

The Fugitive Doctor first appeared on screen in the 2020 Doctor Who episode, Fugitive of the Judoon. A previously unseen incarnation of the Doctor, she operates as an agent of Gallifrey’s clandestine agency ‘The Division.’ At least, until she goes on the run from them… This new Doctor quickly established herself as a popular character with viewers, with a fanbase all her own. Now she’s back! Jo Martin stars in six exciting new full-cast audio dramas, planned for release across two box sets.

Big Finish are keeping story details, writers and additional guest cast under wraps at present. But Doctor Who fans worldwide can now pre-order both volumes, which are available in two formats – collector’s edition CD box sets or digital downloads – exclusively from the Big Finish website.

 

The Doctor concentrates at the controls of her TARDIS, which is a gleaming 1960s style model. Doctor Who Fugitive Doctor
Fugitive of the Judoon is the episode which first introduced Jo Martin’s renegade Doctor (c) BBC Studios

“You’re going to love this…”

Jo Martin is already anticipating this new chapter in the life of her Doctor.Big Finish do amazing work,” she says, “They are a vital part of the fandom. I’m over the moon to be joining this iconic show. I can’t wait to see what stories they have in store for the Fugitive Doctor.”

Meanwhile Big Finish Chairman Jason Haigh-Ellery remembers his first meeting with Martin just months ago. “I first met Jo Martin at a Doctor Who convention in February of this year,” he explains, “where she wowed the crowds with her enthusiasm for the programme and the role of the Fugitive Doctor.

“Her excitement was palpable – Jo obviously loves the role and we are so excited to create new adventures for her to star in. As the Fugitive Doctor herself once said, ‘You’re going to love this…’

Fugitive Doctor Adventures producer Producer David Richardson added  “What a privilege to be producing the Fugitive Doctor Adventures. There’s a whole era to explore in these stories that follow on from Fugitive of the Judoon, and I can’t wait to start work with the gloriously talented and charismatic Jo Martin!”

One of Big Finish’s talented new finds Dominic Green is Assistant Producer on the range. With Green one of the biggest cheerleaders for further adventures for the Fugitive Doctor from her first TV appearance, it’s clear the range couldn’t be in better hands.

Each of the two volumes in Doctor Who: The Fugitive Doctor Adventures will be released as a 3-disc collector’s edition box set or download. Each contains three brand-new full cast audio adventures, plus a selection of behind-the-scenes extras.

 

Call Me Master starring Sacha Dhawan, coming soon! (c) Big Finish Productions Doctor Who
Call Me Master starring Sacha Dhawan, coming soon! (c) Big Finish Productions

Call him… Master! Sacha Dhawan returns as the man who killed Gallifrey for Big Finish

As well as a new Doctor, a new Master comes to the world of audio drama in another spin-off Doctor Who series, Call Me Master. Sacha Dhawan has played the current incarnation of the Master on TV since 2020’s Spyfall. Last week he was announced as appearing in the Thirteenth Doctor’s final story later this year. Now it’s also revealed that he will reprise the role in six new adventures on audio.

“I absolutely adore working with the fantastic team at Big Finish,” says Dhawan. “So, when they asked me to play the Master in his own series, it was an offer I couldn’t refuse! The Master is such a joy to play on so many levels! I can’t wait to see what he’s going to be getting up to without the Doctor around to hold him back! Hold onto your seats, folks…!”

 

Doctor Who Centenary: Yaz (MANDIP GILL) and The Master (SACHA DHAWAN) - BBC Studios - Photoe James Pardon
Sacha Dhawan will also be returning to TV as the Master (alongside Mandip Gill’s Yaz) later this year  – BBC Studios – Photoe James Pardon

“It’s going to be one hell of a ride!”

Jason Haigh-Ellery explained how Big Finish have an existing relationship with their new Master. “Sacha Dhawan is already part of the family at Big Finish, having guest-starred in a number of Doctor Who and Torchwood audio dramas since 2014.

“Sacha’s enthusiasm for the Master knows no bounds,” he continued, “we are so excited to work with him and his rather unhinged alter ego at Big Finish.  It’s going to be a hell of a ride!”

Call Me Master producer Heather Challands agreed, saying “Sacha’s Master was iconic from the moment he revealed himself to the audience. His performance has such charisma, such madness and can turn on a dime.

“I’m beyond thrilled and honoured to be the producer that gets to bring this incarnation of the Master to Big Finish listeners. It’s going to be very fun getting to peel back the layers and find out just what makes this Master tick…”

Each of the two volumes of Call Me Master will be released as a 3-disc collector’s edition box set or download. Each volume will feature three brand-new full cast audio adventures, plus a selection of behind-the-scenes extras. Both volumes are available now to pre-order as a collector’s edition CD box set or digital download, exclusively from the Big Finish website.

The Fugitive Doctor Adventures and Call Me Master are now available to pre-order exclusively on the Big Finish website.

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