It’s finally happened: Big Finish has brought together the Tenth Doctor and Rose Tyler, as played by David Tennant and Billie Piper respectively, for three new audio adventures!
Today (15th May 2017), the pair finished recording Big Finish’s Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Adventures – Volume 2, a set of stories that are due out in November. These stories will be released in a Limited Edition boxset and as three separate vanilla CDs, as with last year’s The Tenth Doctor Adventures – Volume 1 (which starred Catherine Tate’s Donna Noble alongside Tennant).
To add to the excitement, Camille Coduri will be reprising her role as Rose’s Mum, Jackie Tyler in the first story!
Executive producer, Jason Haigh-Ellery says:
“Getting David and Billie back together was definitely on my bucket list – two wonderful actors who created an era of Doctor Who which is so fondly remembered and brought a different aspect of the relationship between the Doctor and his companion to the fore – love, both platonic and unrequited. It’s great to have the Tenth Doctor and Rose back again!”
Director, Nicholas Briggs enthused:
“We’ve been having a fabulous time. Billie’s been superb and lovely, and she and David have been working brilliantly together. David said, ‘It’s as if the last ten years had never happened.’ It was particularly encouraging to hear Billie reacting very positively to how easy the recording process is. After we recorded a couple of great takes for the first scene, she said, ‘Is that it?’ with a big smile in her voice… It was such a special time for me, working with Billie and David on the TV show, and it is such an honour to revisit it with them on audio.”
In John Dorney’s Attack of the Zaross, an alien invasion isn’t quite what it appears to be; and in Sword of the Chevalier by Guy Adams, the Doctor and Rose arrive in Slough in 1791 and encounter Chevalier D’Eon, an enigmatic ex-spy who has lived his life as a woman. Together they must fend off alien slavers, who have come to Earth to abduct valuable humans.
And then in Cold Vengeance by Matt Fitton, the TARDIS arrives on Coldstar, a vast frozen food asteroid in deep space. But there is something sinister defrosting in the network of storage units… the Doctor’s old enemies the Ice Warriors! Briggs plays Ice Lord Hasskor and Warrior Slaan. You can see the new Cold War era Ice Warrior on the slipcase for the Limited Edition set. Take a closer look:
Producer, David Richardson adds:
“We were thrilled by the response to the first volume. David Tennant and Catherine Tate were on fantastic form, and it’s so exciting to reunite David with Billie Piper, playing the Doctor and Rose together again after nine years! Their time in the series transformed Doctor Who into a prime-time and international hit, and we’ve worked very hard to live up to the incredible standards of Russell T Davies.”
The news is so exciting… it crashed the Big Finish website! Oh yes, fans are rightly excited.
Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Adventures – Volume 2 is out in November 2017, and we’ll bring you further news as soon as we have it!