It remains a crying shame that we never got further stories for Christopher Eccleston’s Ninth Doctor; the actor left after just one series of 13 episodes, but at least the quality of Series 1 was incredible. And earned the show a new legion of fans, throwing it back into the limelight.
Now, the Ninth Doctor is back, albeit without Christopher Eccleston, for Big Finish, in a box set starring Camille Coduri as Jackie Tyler and Bruno Langley as Adam Mitchell.
Here’s what The Ninth Doctor Chronicles features:
1. The Bleeding Heart by Cavan Scott
Galen is a place where people come to heal. The renowned ‘planet of peace’ seems the ideal venue for talks between two warring races. But when death disrupts the diplomacy, Cosmic Nine news reporter Adriana Jarsdel uncovers a different story. Luckily, someone is there to help. A battle-weary veteran from another war. The Doctor has come to Galen – but is he looking for peace, or something else entirely?
2. The Window on the Moor by Una McCormack
Emily and her sisters once told each other fables of warring kingdoms: wicked princes, noble dukes, and their battling armies. Now she wanders the moors of her childhood alone, remembering those tales. The TARDIS arrives amid a strange civil war, with prisons made of glass and cities stalked by terrifying beasts. As windows open between worlds, stories and storyteller meet, and Rose comes face to face with Emily Brontë.
3. The Other Side by Scott Handcock
Rose has invited a new friend on board the TARDIS, against the Doctor’s better judgement. But when the Time Lord tries to take his unwelcome guest home, a temporal tsunami cuts the journey short. The travellers find the source of the disturbance inside an abandoned cinema. Will Adam Mitchell help or hinder when the Doctor and Rose discover what is lurking on the other side of the screen?
4. Retail Therapy by James Goss
Jackie Tyler is a success. Every home should have a Glubby Glub, and Jackie is star saleswoman on the Powell Estate. At last, she’s found her calling and it’s only a matter of time before she can give Rose the life she deserves. But the Doctor isn’t impressed. Jackie Tyler isn’t just filling peoples’ houses with useless clutter. He believes she’s launching an alien invasion…
So the Doctor meets another historical author, and there’s an unseen story between Dalek and The Long Game! Certainly sounds intriguing…
Also starring Nick Briggs, The Ninth Doctor Chronicles is out now exclusively from Big Finish, at just £23 on CD or £20 as a download.