Time has finally caught up with the TARDIS, old enemies are amassing and a long-standing grudge is about to be exacted against the Fourth Doctor in the penultimate release from Big Finish’s Fourth Doctor Adventures Series 5, The Pursuit of History!
Years ago, the Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker) and Romana (Lalla Ward) faced the might of the Conglomerate; an intergalactic super-corporation, controlled by the ruthless Cuthbert (David Warner). Stranded in Earth’s past thanks to the Doctor’s interference, the corrupted tycoon has been plotting his revenge: and his chance has finally come!
The full synopsis reads:
“On a brisk winter’s morning in 1850s Yorkshire, Cuthbert, head of the intergalactic business known as ‘The Conglomerate’ prepares to hijack a very special train.
In the far future, his assistant, Mr Dorrick is awoken by howling alarms. There is a problem with the Quantum Gateway.
In the TARDIS, the Doctor, Romana and K9 detect strange distortions in the Vortex, an energy stream coming from a strange creature called a Laan.
The threads of a plan centuries in the making are coming together. But who is behind this plan? And can anyone possibly escape when history is against them?”
Written by Nicholas Briggs and starring Tom Baker, Lalla Ward, John Leeson, David Warner, Toby Hadoke, David Troughton, John Dorney, Lisa Bowerman, Jez Fielder and Jane Slavin, Doctor Who: The Pursuit of History is available to buy and download now from the Big Finish website.
It will be available on general release from August 30th 2016.