Following the sell-out success of Big Finish Productions limited edition Doctor Who adventure The Creeping Death on vinyl record in ASDA earlier this year, the audio company has announced another exclusive collaboration and is now bringing the world of Max Warp to ASDA.
“Welcome to Max Warp! Broadcasting live from the Sirius Inter-G Cruiser Show. Hosted by outspoken columnist and media personality Geoffrey Vantage, with spaceship-guru-extraordinaire O’Reilley and daredevil pilot Timbo ‘the Ferret’.”
ASDA will launch Doctor Who: Max Warp starring Paul McGann and Sheridan Smith on 15 November 2019. Released as a limited edition of 2,000 on coloured splatter-effect vinyl, Max Warp will also feature brand new artwork and production notes. Please note this product is only available in the UK.
When a test flight of the new Kith Sunstorm ends in disaster, the Sirius Exhibition Station is plunged into a web of murder and intrigue. Someone –or something –is trying to re-ignite a war between the Varlon Empire and the Kith Oligarchy. As the fate of the galaxy hangs in the balance, only two investigators, the Doctor and Lucie, can hope to uncover the truth. So strap yourself in, engage thrust, and prepare for… Max Warp!
Paul McGann portrayed the eighth incarnation of the Doctor in the 1996 TV film, Doctor Who: The Movie, returning in 2013 in the TV mini-episode The Night of the Doctor which depicts the Eighth Doctor’s final adventure and his regeneration into the War Doctor (played by John Hurt).
Sheridan Smith made her debut as companion Lucie Miller on audio in the Big Finish adventure, Doctor Who: Blood of the Daleks. Her enduring relationship with the Eighth Doctor continues to this day.
Sheridan said: “I’ve got right into vinyl, I’ve just bought a record player so I’m going around vintage shops and buying lots of cool, amazing vinyl. I can’t stop playing it in the house. I’m going to buy it all. Hours of enjoyment!”
Doctor Who: Max Warp also stars British comedian, actor, author, artist and television presenter, Graeme Garden, best known as a member of The Goodies and for being a cast member on BBC Radio’s I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue. Appearing with him are Duncan James, singer, actor and television presenter, best known as a member of the boy band Blue, and James Fleet, British star of stage and screen best known for his roles in the 1994 British romantic comedy film Four Weddings and a Funeral and as Hugo Horton in the BBC sitcom television series The Vicar of Dibley.
Big Finish Productions is a production company and publisher who produce audio CDs, downloads and books. Best known for its range of Doctor Who plays (with its many spin-offs), Big Finish also produce a wide range of audio drama and audiobooks featuring the characters from Space: 1999, Blake’s 7, Dark Shadows, Callan, The Avengers, The Prisoner, Survivors and The Omega Factor, as well as classics such as HG Wells, Shakespeare, Sherlock Holmes, The Phantom of the Opera and Dorian Gray. Big Finish also produces original creations such as Graceless, Charlotte Pollard and The Adventures of Bernice Summerfield, plus the Big Finish Originals range featuring seven great new series including ATA Girl, Cicero, Jeremiah Bourne in Time, Shilling & Sixpence Investigate, Blind Terror and Transference.
Doctor Who: Max Warp was released in February 2008 as part of the second season of The Eighth Doctor Adventures. CDs and downloads are available now from the Big Finish website www.bigfinish.com