The Sixth Doctor is back in brand-new audio drama from Big Finish, Doctor Who: Cry of the Vultriss, which is out today (Wednesday 15th April)!

Cry of the Vultriss sees not only the return of the Sixth Doctor (Colin Baker), but also his companions Philippa ‘Flip’ Jackson (Lisa Greenwood) and Constance Clarke (Miranda Raison).

Flip began travelling with the Sixth Doctor back in 2011’s The Crimes of Thomas Brewster, before re-appearing in 2012’s The Curse of Davros, and hasn’t looked back since. Constance, meanwhile, is a wartime WREN now travelling with the Doctor, who first appeared in 2015 Big Finish story The Last Adventure.

Big Finish - Doctor Who: Cry of the Vultriss - (L-R) Writer Darren Jones, Jo Burke, Nicholas Briggs, Miranda Raison, Colin Baker, Lisa Greenwood, Caroline Lawrie, Daniel Norford
Big Finish – Doctor Who: Cry of the Vultriss – (L-R) Writer Darren Jones, Jo Burke, Nicholas Briggs, Miranda Raison, Colin Baker, Lisa Greenwood, Caroline Lawrie, Daniel Norford

Part political drama, part disaster epic, this brand-new full-cast audio drama will see the trio crash-land on an alien planet. Leaving the TARDIS to repair itself, they set off in the meantime to discover the cause of their crash. However, they quickly become involved in the ongoing political crisis of the bird-like species which rules the planet known as the Vultriss.

What’s more, a group of alien ambassadors arrive in the form of the Ice Warriors. The Doctor discovers that the Vultriss are hiding a centuries-old secret that may have terrible consequences for the galaxy.

As well as featuring a returning Doctor and companions, Cry of the Vultriss also sees the return of Adele Lynch to the Doctor Who universe. Lynch previously appeared in 2017 television story Empress of Mars as Ice Warrior queen Iraxxa, and stars in this new audio drama as the Ice Warrior leader Vextyr.

Actor Colin Baker has said of Cry of the Vultriss:

“The Doctor suffers a bit from ‘species guilt’ in this one. The Time Lords have been responsible for the initial problem that created the rift in space they’re trying to close. It always adds a layer of interest to a story when we go back to the ghastly Time Lords, who arguably could be seen as the biggest villains of the whole lot.”

Big Finish - Doctor Who: Cry of the Vultriss - (L-R) Vincenzo Nicoli, Miranda Raison, Adele Lynch, Daniel Noford, Natasha Cowley, Colin Baker, Lisa Greenwood, Nicholas Briggs.
Big Finish – Doctor Who: Cry of the Vultriss – (L-R) Vincenzo Nicoli, Miranda Raison, Adele Lynch, Daniel Noford, Natasha Cowley, Colin Baker, Lisa Greenwood, Nicholas Briggs.

Doctor Who: Cry of the Vultriss is available to purchase now exclusively from the Big Finish website priced at £12.99 to download or £14.99 as a collector’s edition CD.

Listen to an audio trailer for Cry of the Vultriss below:

Big Finish - Doctor Who: Cry of the Vultriss - Cover
Big Finish – Doctor Who: Cry of the Vultriss – Cover

Violently ejected from the Space-Time Vortex, the TARDIS crash lands on the remote planet of Cygia-Rema, a mountainous world ruled by the bird-like Vultriss. Their newly crowned Queen Skye is expecting first contact with alien ambassadors – Ice Warriors – and the sudden arrival of the Doctor, Flip and Mrs Constance Clarke causes confusion. 

However, Skye is no ordinary ruler, she is the Fabled One gifted with the deadly power of ‘The Cry’. The queen who will enable the Vultriss to fly once again – at any cost.  

Duration: 155 minutes approx.

Director/Producer: John Ainsworth

Senior Producer: David Richardson

Written by: Darren Jones

Executive Producers: Nicholas Briggs, Jason Haigh-Ellery

Big Finish listeners can save money by getting a subscription to Doctor Who: The Monthly Adventures. Subscribers get 30% off the price, free specially recorded Short Trips stories, PDFs of the scripts, and extended downloadable extras. Subscription lengths are available for either 6 or 12 releases and can be retrospective. 

Please note that Big Finish is currently operating a digital-first release schedule. The mailout of collector’s edition CDs will be delayed, 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.

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