The Eighth Doctor and Charley ride again! Marking 20 years of the Eighth Doctor at Big Finish, Doctor Who – The Eighth Doctor Adventures: Charlotte Pollard – The Further Adventuress is due for release in January 2022.

 

In October 1930, Charlotte ‘Charley’ Pollard smuggled herself aboard the R101 airship, in search of adventure. She found it in the form of a Time Lord and his space/time machine. Since then, she’s ridden a Vortisaur bareback and fled Cybermen on star destroyer, she’s cruised the canals of future Venice. She’s even dallied with the Devil himself… and still she wants more! Two decades on from the Eighth Doctor’s Big Finish debut, and his fateful first meeting with Charley, Doctor Who: The Further Adventuress celebrates one of the best loved Doctor and companion teams on audio. Four untold stories of those early days together recapturing the magic of Time Lord and his Edwardian Adventuress best friend.

Big Finish have now released cast details, as well as the story synopses and the cover art. Joining Paul McGann as the Eighth Doctor and India Fisher as Charlotte Pollard in these excellent adventures are an all-star cast, including Cyril Nri (Cucumber), Rakie Ayola (The Pact), Chris Jarman (Thunderbirds Are Go) and Shiloh Coke (This Way Up). In the final episode, Michelle Livingstone reprises the character of Deeva Janson from the 2001 Doctor Who audio drama, Sword of Orion.

 

Doctor Who: Charley Pollard - The Further Adventuress. Cover by Caroline Tankersley (c) Big Finish Productions
Doctor Who: Charley Pollard – The Further Adventuress. Cover by Caroline Tankersley (c) Big Finish Productions

Doctor Who: The Eighth Doctor Adventures – Charley Pollard: The Further Adventuress

The Mummy Speaks! by Alan Barnes

The Carnaval de Paris, 1841. Amid the sideshow tents, the Doctor and Charley discover something truly novel: an Ancient Egyptian mummy that speaks – despite being dead for more than 4,000 years!

But what the mummy has to say translates into terror for the TARDIS twosome… and proclaims doom for the world entire.

Eclipse by Lisa McMullin

The collective noun for a swarm of moths is an eclipse. And when the chittering, nightmarish Hellstrung descend from the forest canopy of planet Pteron, they threaten to snuff out the lives of the human settlers below.

Wanting to know what’s stirred up the Hellstrung, the Doctor and Charley venture deep into the woods… as darkness falls.

The Slaying of the Writhing Mass by Eddie Robson

The Doctor and Charley become trapped in a temporal traffic jam, caused by time tourists come to witness the pivotal event in the history of the planet Ileiko: the Slaying of the Writhing Mass, the alien entity that enslaved the Ileikans in their infancy. 

The legendary hero Salan killed the Mass with a single stone, setting the Ileikans free. But what was the Mass, exactly? And what if the legend was wrong?

Heart of Orion by Nicholas Briggs

The TARDIS intercepts a strange signal, returning the Doctor and Charley to the Garazone System – where once they had a terrifying encounter with the Cybermen, and foiled a bid to change the course of a terrible android-human war.

Now, people are going missing from all over Garazone Central. The Orion War is far from over, and the Doctor and Charley have landed at the heart of it, again!

 

Doctor Who – The Eighth Doctor Adventures: Charlotte Pollard – The Further Adventuress is now available to pre-order as a collector’s edition CD box set (at the specially discounted price of £24.99) or digital download (similarly discounted for pre-order at £19.99), exclusively from the Big Finish website.

All the above prices include the special pre-order discount and are subject to change after general release.

Please note that Big Finish is currently operating a digital-first release schedule. The mail-out of collector’s edition CDs may be delayed due to factors beyond our control, but all purchases of this release unlock a digital copy that can be immediately downloaded or played on the Big Finish app from the release date.

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