The latest set of adventures for the Second Doctor is nearly with us, and Big Finish has announced additional content for anyone pre-ordering The Companion Chronicles: The Second Doctor Volume 1.
Released later this month, anyone who buys the boxset directly from Big Finish will also get all four scripts as PDF downloads, and a 24 minute music suite download specially assembled by the hugely-talented composer, Benji Clifford.
Producer (and writer of The Story of Extinction), Ian Atkins says:
“One of the constant pleasures of putting this set together was hearing that final edit as Benji’s music was put in place, bringing everything together, letting me hear how it was truly all going to sound. Benji’s music is just gorgeous, bringing out the scares in some places, jerking a tear or two in others, and I asked him if he’d be okay with us making the pieces available as an extra. He went one further, taking the time to assemble them into a suite that takes you through this entire four-story set. I couldn’t be more grateful to him, and I hope listeners enjoy it as much as I have. Hearing this suite reminded me of being back in the 1980s with my Doctor Who – The Music album never quite leaving the turntable!”
The Second Doctor Volume 1 features four adventures – The Mouthless Dead, The Story of Extinction, The Integral, and The Edge – for the Second Doctor and his friends, with Frazer Hines playing Jamie and the Doctor throughout the set as we journey along with a young Scotsman on the journey of a lifetime. 1960s companions Ben, Polly, Victoria and Zoe are along for the ride, courtesy of Anneke Wills, Deborah Watling, Wendy Padbury and Elliot Chapman (taking on the role originally played by the brilliant Michael Craze), in a celebration of 50 years of Patrick Troughton’s Time Lord.
Until its release, UK postage is free on all pre-orders. Anyone buying through the Big Finish website will not only get the scripts and the music suite for free, but if you pirchase the CD, you also get a complimentary download copy too, so you can listen to the stories asap.
The Companion Chronicles: The Second Doctor Volume 1 ( £20 on CD, £15 for a Download) is a Big Finish exclusive until 31st July, and the extras are only available to those buying directly from the audio company.