Big Finish just released a preview of Sheridan Smith’s return to the part of Lucie Miller, out next month.
Smith’s return to the part after more than five years away was announced by Big Finish Executive Producer Jason Haigh-Ellery live on stage at Gallifrey One 27.
Her new story is Alice Cavender’s Doctor Who: The Curse of the Fugue and takes the Eighth Doctor and Lucie to the Winter of Discontent. This is out in April, and can be pre-ordered here.
The official description is as follows:
February 1973 is grimmer than usual for the British. Huddling together by candlelight the nation endures regular power cuts, however the situation is far worse for one old woman. Out of the dark come visitors who know of her terrible burden of wartime secrets. All she fought to save is threatened. Whom can she trust? The troubled ghosts which plague her, a young man who has befriended her, or her new carer Lucie and her strange friend, The Doctor?
‘I have missed Big Finish,’ Sheridan said of her return, ‘And I have missed playing Lucie – I can’t tell you, honestly, those years of playing her with Paul McGann were so much fun. I’m very grateful and happy to be back in the studio. The fans have been great, they’ve really taken to her, they write lovely messages to me on Twitter. I’ve missed her!‘
The last few years have been remarkable for the actress. She has received an OBE, and a BAFTA for her work in the television series Mrs Biggs, the wife of notorious train robber Ronnie Biggs. Smith also won two Laurence Olivier awards for her work on stage in Legally Blonde and Flare Path. She has also appeared, with rave reviews, in Cilla, Inside No 9, and the stunning The C Word.
Lucie will also star in a 2017 release, titled Doctor Who: Flashpoint, written by Andrew Smith, which takes place on a planet called Cerberin. In the meantime, hear Sheridan Smith discuss her return on this Big Finish Podcast.