Fans of Doctor Who and audio can indulge their twin passions in March with the release of brand new original adventure, The Gemini Contagion. Written specially for AudioGO by Jason Arnopp, it is read by Meera Syal, who played Nasreen Chaudhry in the BBC TV episodes The Hungry Earth and Cold Blood. Click on the cover art for bigger versions.

It begins on the ice-planet Vinsk, in the year 2112. The all-new anti-viral handwash, Gemini, has been laced with Meme-Spawn: a sentient micro-organism which makes the user fluent in every language in the universe. However, manufacturer Zalnex made one crucial mistake. They didn’t test Gemini on humans, who are seized by the violent urge to communicate but speak every language all at once with a manic, garbled shriek and pass on the virus by touch.

The Doctor and Amy arrive on an Earth-bound cargo-ship loaded with Gemini, where a human crew are succumbing to the virus which has nasty second and third phases in store. When the Doctor and Amy are separated, they both know that it’s only a matter of time before Amy is infected.

With the ship locked on course, and no way of curing the sufferers, the Doctor is faced with a terrible decision: does he save Amy, or Earth?

Duration: 1 hour 30 mins
Download/CD RRP: £6.49/£13.25
Release Date: 03 March 2011

AudioGO are also releasing two totally original and exclusive Torchwood audio stories in March. Ghost Train and Department X are written by James Goss, author of many Torchwood and Doctor Who novels including the award-winning Dead Air – review HERE. Set before Children of Earth, both stories feature Captain Jack Harkness, Gwen Cooper and Ianto Jones, as played by John Barrowman, Eve Myles and Gareth David-Lloyd in the hit series from BBC Television. They are read by Kai Owen, who plays Rhys. Synopses & cover art below:

Ghost Train sees Rhys investigating his very own mystery, for once. OK, it starts off being about missing fridges. But it leads to a midnight train pulling into an abandoned platform at Cardiff Station. What is the mysterious cargo that Rhys is unloading? Where’s it going? And what can be behind it?
Duration: 2 hours
Download/CD RRP: £6.79/ £13.27
Release Date: 03 March 2011

Department X finds the Torchwood team going undercover in Cardiff department store G. R. Owen, the last of Cardiff’s old department stores. Times are hard and the ancient firm has gone into administration. But who are the Administrators? What goes on behind the shutters at night? And why are customers disappearing? Jack is determined to find out, before the store closes forever.

Duration: 2 hours
Download/CD RRP: £6.79/ £13.27
Release Date: 03 March 2011
Thanks to AudioGo
ETA: James Goss’s Doctor Who audio story The Hounds of Aretemis is being given away this Saturday in the Guardian newspaper. Sunday’s Observer will feature The Ring of Steel read by Arthur Darvill. Go here for more details on this story.

Thanks to Scardis for this info


  1. One other point of interest, James Goss's other audio, Doctor Who story 'The Hounds of Aretemis' is being given away this Saturday in the Guardian newspaper. The commercial edition is due on the 5th of May.
    Sunday's Observer will feature the already released 'The Ring of Steel' featuring Arthur Darvill.


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