John Hurt returns to Big Finish today in the much-anticipated Doctor Who – The War Doctor 3: Agents of Chaos.
He is joined in this third instalment of the War Doctor audio saga by Jacqueline Pearce as she reprises her role of Cardinal Ollistra. Doctor Who’s Neve McIntosh joins the cast as Lara with Honeysuckle Weeks as Heleyna and Nicholas Briggs as the voice of the Daleks
These three brand new exciting stories come from writers David Llewellyn, Andrew Smith and Ken Bentley.
The Time War between Daleks and Time Lords rages across the history of the cosmos. Nowhere is safe. Worlds are ravaged by battles beyond their understanding, but certain other races hunger to fight in the ultimate conflict.
When Earth comes under threat, the War Doctor is drawn into Ollistra’s schemes once again. But the wily Time Lord Cardinal has not foreseen every move. The Dalek Time Strategist has its own game-pieces in play, and when volatile forces with their own agenda join the fray, no-one can predict how the war might turn…
3.1 The Shadow Vortex by David Llewellyn
Cardinal Ollistra exploits the War Doctor’s affection for Earth to send him to East Berlin, 1961, on the trail of a Dalek agent. Lara Zannis has breached the planet’s quantum shield on a very special mission for the Dalek Time Strategist.
Caught between MI6 and the KGB, the War Doctor must first escape the Stasi before he can hope to stop Lara. Cold War scientists are about to make a breakthrough – the Daleks want control of the ‘Shadow Vortex’, and Agent Zannis can provide it.
3.2 The Eternity Cage by Andrew Smith
Sontarans are the ultimate warriors – so they believe – and the Time War the ultimate conflict. Denied that glory by Skaro and Gallifrey alike, General Fesk of the Eighth Sontaran Battle Fleet employs a dangerous strategy to draw both sides to the planet Rovidia and prove his forces worthy…
Meanwhile, the War Doctor leads a rescue mission, aided by Rovidian street-urchin Kalan. Neither Daleks nor Time Lords expect the Sontarans to be so fearsome a foe, until they uncover the secret of the Eternity Cage.
3.3 Eye of Harmony by Ken Bentley
In the aftermath of events on Rovidia, the Dalek Time Strategist is presented with a unique opportunity to strike a lethal blow to the heart of Gallifrey. A devastating power is set to be unleashed, and with agents in place ready to do the bidding of the Dalek Time Strategist, the future of the Time War could turn in an instant.
Trapped inside a critically-damaged Battle-TARDIS, hopelessly adrift in the Time Vortex, the War Doctor and his allies have a final desperate fight on their hands…
This new box set produced by David Richardson is available for £20 on Download, and £20 for a CD version which unlocks a download. These prices will stay in place until the set’s general release at the very end of the year.
The War Doctor saga reaches its conclusion in February 2017 with Doctor Who – The War Doctor Series 4: Casualties of War. Bringing back Louise Jameson as Leela.
John Hurt (The War Doctor), Jacqueline Pearce (Cardinal Ollistra), Neve McIntosh(Lara), Honeysuckle Weeks (Heleyna), Timothy Speyer (Kruger), Helen Goldwyn(Professor Crane), Gunnar Cauthery (Kavarin), Matthew Cottle (Leith), Dan Starkey(General Fesk/Sontarans), Josh Bolt (Kalan), Barnaby Edwards (Vassarian),Andrew French (Muren) and Nicholas Briggs (Dalek Time Strategist/Daleks)
Producer – David Richardson
Script Editor – Matt Fitton
Executive Producers – Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs