Michelle Ryan’s light fingered aristocrat is returning for a second series of adventures from Big Finish
Mysterious cat-burglar Lady Christina first appeared alongside David Tennant’s Tenth Doctor in the 2009 special Doctor Who episode Planet of the Dead. In August 2018, Big Finish released a four-part box set of Lady Christina audio adventures starring Michelle Ryan, Jacqueline King and Christopher Ryan. Now Doctor Who’s own gentlewoman thief is back in a brand new, full-cast audio drama series due for release in July 2021.
Michelle Ryan (EastEnders, Doctor Who, Bionic Woman) returns for three new thrill-seeking stories, as the jetsetting action heroine travels to a land down under, discovers historical treasures and grapples with difficult family decisions.
Actor Michelle Ryan said: “Lady Christina is someone who’s very capable and independent. Like a cat, she does have nine lives, I really think. People seem to really respond to her.
“It’s so great to put her boots back on, and get back in the studio and have a little play. Everyone’s bringing their A-game. The writing’s really good. I’ve really had a brilliant time.”
Director Helen Goldwyn said: “These scripts and these characters are fantastic; really capturing the spirit of the first series but also adding new twists and dimensions. These new stories also do real justice to the multi-layered character of Lady Christina. There’s so much comedy but then there’s also lots of dark, gruesome moments!”
The series also features guest appearances from Warren Brown (Luther, Good Cop, Doctor Who), Tracy Wiles (Intrigo: Samaria) and William Gaminara (Silent Witness). Brown and Wiles reprise the roles of Sam Bishop and Jacqui McGee from Big Finish’s UNIT – The New Series adventures.
The three new fantastic tales in this series are
The Wreck by James Goss
Walkabout by Sarah Grochala
Long Shot by John Dorney
Lady Christina 2
Jetsetter, adventurer, and owner of a very unusual London bus, Lady Christina de Souza is travelling the globe and catching up with the rellies. First, a treasure hunt with her reprobate father in the Indian Ocean. Then, a flying visit to the Australian outback in search of a lost Great Aunt…
But Sam Bishop and Jacqui McGee of UNIT are on her trail. As one reunion takes a dangerous turn, Christina has a hard decision to make – for the good of the family!
Duration: 180 minutes approx.
Released: July 2021, exclusively from the Big Finish website.
Director: Helen Goldwyn
Script Editor: Matt Fitton
Senior Producer: David Richardson
Written by: James Goss, Sarah Grochala and John Dorney
Executive Producers: Nicholas Briggs, Jason Haigh-Ellery
Lady Christina 2 is now available to pre-order as a collector’s edition box set or download, from just £16.99, exclusively at www.bigfinish.com.
Plus, for one week only, Big Finish listeners can save money by ordering Lady Christina series 1-2 in a bundle from just £35.00. This discount expires at 23:59 (UK time) on 22 October 2020.