Exciting news from Big Finish today, as they’ve announced three new series, focussing on the New-Who Doctors. The Ninth Doctor Chronicles, The Tenth Doctor Chronicles and The Eleventh Doctor Chronicles are a series of box sets, with narration from Nick Briggs, and guest appearances. From what I can gather, this is like New Who Companion Chronicles, and frankly, I’m super excited!
Read on after the break for the entire Big Finish announcement, or click here to read it on their site. Within the next few days, I’ll be speculating what this announcement might mean for the future of New-Who on Big Finish…
Who ever thought that this would be a sight on the Big Finish Ranges page?
Big Finish’s announcement
Later this year and beyond, we chronicle some times and places for the Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Doctors…
Unveiled today are three forthcoming four-story sets: Doctor Who – The Ninth Doctor Chronicles, Doctor Who – The Tenth Doctor Chronicles and Doctor Who – The Eleventh Doctor Chronicles, featuring all new stories with narration from Big Finish Executive Producer and Doctor Who actor Nicholas Briggs.
Ninth Doctor Chronicles co-producer Scott Handcock comments: “It’s been a treat to work with such a incredible team on bringing the Ninth Doctor back to life! David Richardson and Matt Fitton have assembled a fantastic team of writers, opening with a brilliant new story from Cavan Scott, whose acclaimed work on the Ninth Doctor comics made him an obvious choice.”
“And as anyone who’s heard the Destiny of the Doctor range will already know, Nicholas Briggs makes for the ideal reader, ably assisted by some strong supporting voices, with Camille Coduri and Bruno Langley reprising their roles as Jackie Tyler and Adam Mitchell. Throw in Helen Goldwyn’s precise direction, and we have four stories that feel as massive as anything seen on screen! With more to come…”
Nicholas Briggs adds, “The fun of doing these releases for me is that it’s a big performance challenge, and a chance to build on what I’ve learnt from doing some of the Doctor Whoaudiobook readings for AudioGo and BBC Audio. In those, I’ve been lucky enough to do the voices of the Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Doctors, with, flatteringly, some success and recognition. So while we’re waiting to one day hopefully make full-cast adventures with these Doctors, we thought a good way for us to explore these more recent eras of the programme would be to have me performing them as enhanced readings, with guest voices too.”
“So far, we’ve recorded the Ninth Doctor stories, and it’s been a real blast, particularly working with Camille and Bruno. I’ll be polishing up my Tenth and Eleventh Doctor voices for the upcoming releases. I’m not a mimic or an impersonator, although I’ve always had fun capturing the essential spirit of people’s voices, so that’s what I’m doing here. There’s no way you’ll mistake my performances for the actual Doctors in question, but my hope is that you’ll be in no doubt which Doctor is speaking. I also hope that my genuine affection for these great actors and Doctors shines through.”
Doctor Who – The Ninth Doctor Chronicles is released in May, and casting and story details can be found on the webpage. There will be much more information across all three volumes in coming months, including release dates for the Tenth and Eleventh Doctor versions, which will be out in 2018. Each volume can be bought separately for £20 on Download or £23 for a CD version which unlocks download files in your Big Finish account.
Pre-order Bundles are available, collecting Doctor Who – The Ninth Doctor, The Tenth Doctorand The Eleventh Doctor Chronicles together for £55 on Download or £66 on CD, going up to £80 and £100 respectively when all three are released.