Big Finish will celebrate the women of Doctor Who with a very special adventure to mark International Women’s Day this March.
Doctor Who: The 8th of March will feature Madame Vastra (Neve McIntosh) and her wife Jenny (Catrin Stewart), River Song (Alex Kingston), UNIT team Kate Stewart (Jemma Redgrave) and Osgood (Ingrid Oliver) alongside heroines from classic Doctor Who and its spin-offs – Ace (Sophie Aldred), Leela (Louise Jameson) and Professor Bernice Summerfield (Lisa Bowerman).
Celebrating these powerful, multifaceted characters in unique stories to the Doctor Who universe, the four-adventure set includes:
- The Big Blue Book by Lizzie Hopley (starring Ace and Bernice Summerfield)
- Inside Every Warrior by Gemma Langford (starring the Paternoster Gang)
- Emancipation by Lisa McMullin (starring River Song and Leela)
- Narcissus by Sarah Grochala (starring Kate Stewart, Osgood and… the other Osgood!)
Director Helen Goldwyn told Big Finish about this new audio project:
“It seems very timely to celebrate some of the women of Doctor Who, especially as the female characters in the series have evolved over the years to reflect how women’s roles have changed in society too; from assistants and inferiors to equals and adversaries!
“And what’s it been like, working with all these wonderful, legendary Doctor Who actors (not to mention all the fantastic guest actors too)? Well it could only ever be a delight and a privilege really, couldn’t it? How fantastic to be part of a series that not only brings the women of Doctor Who to the forefront, but which also celebrates Big Finish’s commitment to represent and nurture female creatives like myself who have, for so long, been in the minority. This production brings us another step forward and I’m proud to be part of that.”
Producer Emma Haigh spoke about uniting these creatives together:
“It’s been a real thrill to be part of this exciting project which once again shows off the creativity of Big Finish. It’s a privilege to work with these iconic actresses and our incredibly talented director and writers. The different combination of characters from across the series and years’ work brilliantly and has been quite inspiring.”
Doctor Who: The 8th of March is available for pre-order now ahead of its release on International Women’s Day, March 8th 2019, at £25 on CD or £20 on download from Big Finish.