Big Finish’s Wave of Destruction to be Released on Limited Edition Vinyl

Next month, a new Doctor Who vinyl release will be available exclusively from the UK supermarket chain, Sainsbury’s, courtesy of audio company, Big Finish.

Doctor Who: Wave of Destruction stars Tom Baker, Lalla Ward, and John Leeson as the Fourth Doctor, Romana II, and K9 respecively, and will be out on vinyl on Friday 19th July 2019. It’s a Limited Edition run of 1500 copies on ocean swirl vinyl – only available in the UK, in Sainsbury’s stores.

In this full-cast audio drama from 2016, the Vardans return to take on Tom Baker’s Fourth Doctor. The Doctor had previously encountered the Vardans on Gallifrey in The Invasion of Time (1978).

Here’s the synopsis:

A modulated frequency wave cancellation signal isn’t something that the Doctor and Romana expect to detect in 1960s London. But then they don’t expect to find Professor Lanchester, the man who invented it, lying unconscious. Or MI5 investigating. With the help of MI5 Agent Miller; Lanchester’s daughter Jill; and his nephew – a pirate radio DJ called Mark; the Doctor, Romana and K-9 investigate. They soon discover that there is more at risk than they imagined, and an alien invasion is about to begin. Can the Doctor identify and defeat the aliens in time? Will Romana manage to find a recombinant transducer before it’s too late? And how will K-9 cope with his new job?

Lalla Ward said:

“Recording Wave of Destruction was an absolute delight and I’m very pleased that we’ve made it onto a record. Romana is used to running circles around the Doctor so she’ll be right at home on the turntable.”

Wave of Destruction, written by Justin Richards, is the first story of The Fourth Doctor Adventures: Series 5, produced by Big Finish Productions. In our review, we said:

“Of course we all adore Baker as the Doctor, his performance continues to satisfy. But it’s Ward as Romana that steals the show this time round, her grace under pressure reminds us exactly why her performance during her time on the show is a difficult one to beat. It’s also rather lovely to hear her enjoying herself during her travelling days, before she eventually went home to Gallifrey and started all that important ‘being the President’ stuff that caused her so many problems.”

Though this vinyl will only be available from Sainsbury’s stores in the UK, you can still buy CDs and downloads from the Big Finish website.