Big Finish’s first ever seven-part audio drama relaunches the Third Doctor Adventures range, with a brand new epic box set due for release in February 2022
Doctor Who: The Annihilators takes us back slap-bang into the middle of Season 7 of the TV series. The TARDIS is out of action and the Third Doctor is in exile on Earth. And so he UNIT team of Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart and Dr Liz Shaw become the Time Lord’s constant companions. And together they combat multiple alien threats. The first of 2022’s two Third Doctor Adventures volumes from Big Finish, The Annihilators reunites Tim Treloar, Jon Culshaw and Daisy Ashford in a full-cast audio drama that threatens doom for the entire planet.
Producer Heather Challands said: “It’s a fresh start for the Third Doctor Adventures, following the revamp of our Classic Doctor ranges, and what a cracking start we’re off to! I’m thrilled that we’re paying homage to the great serials of Season 7 with our very own seven-part story starring the Third Doctor, Dr Elizabeth Shaw and the ever-dependable Brigadier.
“It’s a wonderful jumping-on point for those new to the range and a perfect re-introduction for loyal listeners who have been with us from the start. Nick has written a truly wonderful script, with twists and turns and some cracking cliffhangers that are so evocative of that era.
“When a policeman dies in the North of England, and mysterious goings-on by the docks, can the Doctor and UNIT figure out just what’s going on, in time to save the Earth? You’ll have to listen to find out…”
Doctor Who: The Annihilators
There’s something in the water at Lewgate Docks. Something strange, and green, and deadly. Summoned to the North of England by a mystery informer, the Brigadier finds his investigations hampered at every turn by the local police. Just what are they trying to hide?
While the Doctor uncovers sinister goings-on in the city morgue, Liz attracts the attention of something unearthly. But with Time running out, quite literally, it’ll take more than the combined efforts of the Doctor and UNIT to deal with an alien menace that stands on the cusp of the total destruction of planet Earth…
Doctor Who – The Third Doctor Adventures: The Annihilators is now available to pre-order as a collector’s edition box set (on CD at the special price of £19.99) and also as a digital download (at the special price of £16.99), exclusively from the Big Finish website.
Plus, The Third Doctor Adventure 2022B (title TBC) is due for release in October 2022 and is currently available to pre-order as a collector’s edition box set (on CD at £19.99) and also as a digital download (at £16.99). Big Finish listeners can save money by ordering both volumes together in a bundle. The bundles are £38 on CD or £33 on download.
All the above prices include the special pre-order discount and are subject to change after general release.
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.