Put on your fez and get ready for a TARDIS trip of a lifetime in the latest Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor Chronicles box set of full cast audio adventures
Jacob Dudman returns to the role of the Eleventh Doctor in a quartet of tales released today from Big Finish. Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor Chronicles Volume 2 takes him first to a deadly research station. From there it’s then on to a seaside town and a world on the verge of destruction. Before finally the Time Lord finds himself in a prison where the imagination is the only escape. And, for the first time, Big Finish’s Doctor Chronicles range is to be produced as a full-cast drama. The performances are also accompanied by cinematic sound design and complete musical score.
“The Doctor is at a crossroads in his life”
Dudman, who’s played several roles for Big Finish over the years describes this as his favourite box set so far. “In this box set, we have four really unique stories,” he says, “from evolving zombies on a space station to fighting off aliens at the seaside. It’s great to revisit an era of the show where there is so much canvas to work on. The Doctor is at a crossroads in his life and so it’s interesting to see him navigate that.
“This has been my favourite box set to record so far and I think fans of both the Chronicles range and the Eleventh Doctor will have a real treat on their hands. Enjoy!”
“Jacob is everything you could want from a leading man”
Meanwhile, director Nicholas Briggs is quick to praise Dudman and the rest of the Chronicles team. “It’s been so rewarding working with Jacob on these,” he says, “He’s such a powerful and charismatic performer, and his Eleventh Doctor portrayal is impeccable. Producer Alfie Shaw and script editor Scott Handcock have delivered some amazing scripts that perfectly capture the voice and tone of the Eleventh Doctor and his era.”
For his part, producer Alfie Shaw is excited by the new opportunities the change of format presents. “It’s been a delight bringing these four fantastic scripts to life. Jacob is everything you could want from a leading man, and his portrayal is pitch-perfect. We’ve got a great range of stories, from a space horror to a mystery in 18th Century London, via a divided alien world and a trip to a quiet seaside town.
“Transitioning to full-cast dramas opens up the opportunity to tell stories that weren’t possible in the previous format. Going forward listeners can expect series arcs, old enemies and new friends. Growing up with Big Finish, what I loved was how it created new and exciting eras for the respective Doctors, and it’s a privilege to now be doing the same for the Eleventh Doctor.”
The full cast list for these four new adventures
Jacob Dudman is joined in these new adventures by Jo Woodcock (Tess of the D’Urbervilles, Nicholas Asbury (Doctor Who: The Zygon Inversion), Jeany Spark (Man Down), Paul Panting (Bob the Builder), Laura Aikman (Casualty), Tom Alexander (The Sandman), Ayesha Antoine (Doctor Who: Midnight), Joe Barnes (Starstruck), Jacob Daniels (Class), Bethan Dixon Bate (The Third Doctor Adventures), Joe Jameson (The Paternoster Gang), Avita Jay (Dalek Universe), Jenny Lee (Lady Christina), Milly Thomas (Adam Adamant Lives!), Venice Van Someren (Stranded) and Big Finish’s own Nicholas Briggs.
Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor Chronicles Volume 2
Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor Chronicles Volume 2 is now available as a collector’s edition CD box set (for £22.99) or digital download (for £19.99) at the Big Finish website.