Out Now: Big Finish’s Doctor Who – The Behemoth

Last December’s release Quicksilver, which was voted as the most popular Main Range release in the latest DWM polls, saw the return of Flip Jackson, played by Lisa Greenwood.

Now, she has joined the Sixth Doctor (Colin Baker) and Constance Clarke (Miranda Raison) as a full-time companion, beginning with the first in the latest trilogy, an authentically historical story, The Behemoth. Think of it as a historical Hartnell-esque serial that has no science fiction elements.

Here’s the official synopsis:

Bath, 1756 – and a very dashing gentleman known only as the Doctor is newly arrived in town, accompanied by his lady friends Mrs Clarke and Mrs Ramon. He’s created a stir among the gentlefolk of Georgian high society – and a stir in the heart of merry widow Mrs Theodosia Middlemint, rumour has it.

They are not the only strangers from abroad causing tongues to wag, however. The mysterious Lady Clara, come from Amsterdam in the company of the noble Captain Van Der Meer, has the whole of Bath agog. Who is she, really? What is she, really?

But there’s something terrible beneath the veneer of Georgian gentility. As awful a horror as the Doctor has ever exposed, hidden inside Balsam’s Brassworks. Something that needs to be brought to light, for the sake of all humanity.

Writer, Marc Platt says:

“Colin Baker had asked for a purely historical story which gave me an excuse to collide three ideas that I’d been mulling over for a while. High society in the Georgian period seemed like a natural fit for the Sixth Doctor at his most flamboyant.”

Directed by Jamie Anderson (who also contributed to last year’s Sixth Doctor trilogy), The Behemoth is available to buy on CD (£14.99) or Download (£12.99) exclusively from Big Finish. It goes on general sale on 30th November 2017.