David Tennant and Catherine Tate have returned to Big Finish for Volume Three of The Tenth Doctor Adventures. And this time they have brought the family with them.
The fan-favourite characters will be joined by Bernand Cribbins as Wilf Mott, Donna’s grandfather, alongside Jacqueline King as Donna’s mother, Sylvia Noble. Due for release in May 2019, the inspiration for this new boxset came from the man who brought Doctor Who back to our screens in 2005 – Russell T Davies.
“Three box sets in and my excitement about working on The Tenth Doctor Adventures is as strong as ever,” says producer David Richardson. “When we first started thinking about this new set of stories, I emailed Russell T Davies to ask about including Sylvia. He suggested we should try for Wilf too – it had never occurred to me that we might be able to get Bernard Cribbins involved. But a call to Bernard’s agent revealed how delighted he was by the prospect, and there we had it – the Noble family together again, nine years after they last appeared on TV.”
Jacqueline King was thrilled to return to her role as Donna alongside Catherine Tate and Bernard Cribbins. “Doctor Who has been the gift that keeps on giving. I started, believing I was to appear in one Christmas episode, then was thrilled to appear in more. I recently returned to the role with Big Finish and it was like putting a cherished old sweater back on. That old sweater will have to be washed and conditioned ready for this episode with the A team back in full. Can’t believe my luck. I’m guessing it might actually feel a bit emotional.”
The new release features tales from stalwart Big Finish writers James Goss, Jenny T Colgan and Roy Gill with Big Finish veteran Ken Bentley assuming the directing role. The Doctor and Donna will battle the 1952 Great Smog of London and a holiday in the underwater paradise of Vallarasee. But perhaps their scariest adventure to date will be joining Sylvia and Wilf in their home renovation of the family bathroom. Just imagine the trauma!
Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Adventures – Volume Three (Limited Edition) is available now for pre-order. A five-disc collector’s edition – limited to 5,000 copies – is available on CD in a deluxe book set packaging for a pre-release price of £35, with the download-only version for £25.
Included with the limited edition release, Doctor Who and Blake’s 7 costume designer June Hudson has provided costume designs for the creatures and aliens. Writer and SFX specialist Mike Tucker has created storyboards for the new stories. With behind-the-scenes interviews from some of the cast and crew as well, this limited edition makes for an unmissable audio package.
Doctor Who – The Tenth Doctor Adventures – Volume 3 will be released in May 2019.
3.1 No Place by James Goss
It’s Haunted Makeovers! The home improvement show with a spooky twist.
The Noble family are hoping to cast out a few spirits along with the old bathroom suite, as presenter Justin joins Donna, Wilf, Sylvia and the Doctor for the latest edition of his reality TV series.
Of course, Justin knows that any supernatural phenomena can be faked. Ghosts can’t possibly be real.
3.2 One Mile Down by Jenny T Colgan
Donna and the Doctor take a holiday – in the beautiful underwater city of Vallarasee.
Things have changed since the Doctor last swam through it: Vallarasee is now enclosed inside an airdome. Judoon patrol historic sites, and instead of tourists wearing helmets to breathe, the native Fins are forced to adapt.
But leaks have begun to trickle into the dome, and the Doctor and Donna must convince the Judoon that disaster is imminent. Or else thousands will be trapped, as the waters rise…
3.3 The Creeping Death by Roy Gill
London, 1952, and a deadly smog envelops the capital.
But something even more dangerous – and alien – is hiding within the mists.
When the Doctor and Donna get lost in the fog, they find a motley group of Londoners trying to make their way home.
Soon the stakes are raised, as death creeps along fume-choked streets, and not everyone will make it out alive….
- Executive Producers: Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs
- Producer: David Richardson
- Script Editor: Matt Fitton
- Director: Ken Bentley