It’s time to take a trip to the planet Molaruss for a trio of tales with a twist in The Sixth Doctor Adventures, as the Doctor and the Eleven face off once more
Big Finish Productions have release three brand-new full-cast Doctor Who audio adventures this week, with the Sixth Doctor (Colin Baker) and Constance Clarke (Miranda Raison) up against a foe of the Doctor’s own kind. Enter the Eleven (Mark Bonnar), who also has a companion of his own in Miskavel (Lucy Gaskell). Expect tyranny, treachery and trickery – and with a mind-altering Time Lord showdown…
First introduced as an adversary in the Eighth Doctor’s Doom Coalition series, the deranged, murderous Time Lord, the Eleven, retains the personalities of his previous regenerations and uses them to create chaos across galaxies. Now he battles one of the Doctor’s earlier selves, on a planet where everyone has two personalities. But what is the Eleven up to? And more importantly – how can the Sixth Doctor stop him?
Completing the cast are Glen McCready (Missy, Callan), Simon Slater (The Bill, Sherlock Holmes), Anjella Mackintosh (The Ninth Doctor Adventures, Counter-Measures), Annabelle Dowler (The Diary of River Song, The Robots), Luke Barton (The Worlds of Blake’s 7: Avalon) and Big Finish newcomer Eva Savage.
The Doctor and Constance discover that this time the Eleven has a companion of his own…
Producer David Richardson was on hand to describe the story. “What a joy this is. Colin & Miranda, Mark & Lucy – having a total ball as good against evil, battling it out on the planet Molaruss, where the population are ‘duo minds’. It’s a planet where the Eleven can feel at home – and he plans to make it all his own…”
Recording in lockdown was the perfect opportunity Mark Bonnar and his real life partner Lucy Gaskell to work together. “It was very exciting being asked to do my own box set as the Eleven with Colin Baker,” he explains, “and it was lovely to be able to get Lucy involved, giving us a chance to work together again after many years.
“Playing the Eleven is always a joy and long may it continue. I keep thinking that it’s bound to stop at some point but the creatives at Big Finish have loads of ideas. And as long as they have great ideas I’m more than happy to keep recording. Why would you want to stop doing something as much fun as that?!”
Doctor Who: The Sixth Doctor Adventures – The Eleven
The Eleven – a Time Lord criminal, whose past selves all live on inside his head. Chaotic, yet brilliant, he has long been one of the Doctor’s most persistent and dangerous foes. Now, with a companion of his own and a world on his wavelength, he is making his greatest play for power. Can the Doctor and Constance stop him, or will they be caught inside his web?
One for All by Lizzie Hopley
The people of Molaruss are in two minds – quite literally! A world of duo-minds inside single bodies offers a unique opportunity to the Eleven, and his new wife, the mutant alien Miskavel. Meanwhile the Doctor and Constance discover a derelict TARDIS, but are they walking into a trap?
The Murder of Oliver Akkron by Nigel Fairs
The Global President of Molaruss has been assassinated. The authorities believe they have the killer in custody – but which of his personalities did the deed? The truth will emerge in the recollections of a madman – but there is more than one side to every story…
Elevation by Chris Chapman
Molaruss has a new ruler: the wise and benevolent Eleven – alongside his loving consort Miskavel – his many minds guiding every aspect of successful government. But the Eleven has a plan to elevate his people to a new level of consciousness. And he cannot resist inviting the Doctor and Constance to witness his ultimate triumph…
Doctor Who : The Sixth Doctor Adventures – The Eleven is now available as a collector’s edition CD (at £19.99) and also as a digital download (at £16.99), exclusively from the Big Finish website.