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Captain Jack Harkness (Sort Of) Becomes the Sixth Doctor for Big Finish

No, your eyes do not deceive you. It’s not April Fool’s Day. You haven’t lost your mind just yet. Captain Jack Harknes is swapping jackets with the Sixth Doctor because Jack is a fashion-conscious former Time Agent, you see.

Okay, so it’s actually because he finds the Doctor on death’s door in the second volume of The Lives of Captain Jack, an audio set for Big Finish. And yep, Colin Baker is reprising his role as Ol’ Sixie!

In The Lives of Captain Jack: Volume 2, Captain Jack takes on fake news, trench warfare, and the Sixth Doctor’s dress sense in three new stories:

Piece of Mind by James Goss

When the Sixth Doctor falls dying into his arms, Jack must carry on in his place. Is the universe ready for a whole new kind of Doctor?

What Have I Done? by Guy Adams

On the battlefields of World War I, something is hunting in the trenches. Jack must try and save the life of a wounded soldier.

Driving Miss Wells by James Goss

Alien invasions, stolen planets and burning skies – Newsreader Trinity Wells used to tell everyone the world was ending. One day she stopped believing it. Will her new chauffeur change her mind?

Producer, James Goss says:

“As we had such a great time doing the first volume it seemed a lovely idea to do another. Amazingly, John managed to find time for us AND capture a nation’s heart in the jungle. Hearing him face off against Colin Baker’s Doctor is the joy we’ve all been waiting for.”

The Lives of Captain Jack: Volume 2, out for release in June 2019, available for pre-order now from Big Finish at £24.99 on CD or £19.99 on download, increasing to its general release price of £34.99 on CD or £29.99 on download.

Philip Bates

Editor and co-founder of the Doctor Who Companion. When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything. Writer of The Black Archive: The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang, The Silver Archive: The Stone Tape, and 100 Objects of Doctor Who.

Captain Jack Harkness (Sort Of) Becomes the Sixth Doctor for Big Finish

by Philip Bates time to read: 1 min
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