Big Finish has revealed the cover artwork for the first volume of Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor Adventures, Ravagers, plus story details. And it seems that the Doctor will be joined by a new temporary companion, in the form of Nova, played by Camilla Beeput.
Due for release in May 2021, Ravagers is a full-cast audio drama box set comprising three stories all written by Big Finish’s Creative Director, Nicholas Briggs. Joining Christopher Eccleston on his first audio odyssey through time and space are Nova, a galley chef from the Sphere of Freedom enlisted by the Doctor to stop a dastardly plan, and Audrey, the oldest gamer in Freedom City (although there may be more to her than meets the eye), played by Jayne McKenna.
- Sphere of Freedom
- Food Fight
Christopher Eccleston said:
“It was lovely coming back to play the role again, due to Nicholas’s writing. I was surprised at how very quickly I seemed to recall the choices I made fifteen years ago. It was an odd experience; the Ninth Doctor’s still hanging around.”
Nicholas Briggs added:
“It’s been an honour working with Chris again – it’s truly thrilling to hear him in studio, inhabiting the Ninth Doctor like he’d never been away! Writing and directing Doctor Who stories never gets old for me, and I’m so excited for people to hear what we’ve been up to.
“It’s been a delight to kick off The Ninth Doctor Adventures series with Chris, and I know that my fellow writers and directors are cooking up some great stuff for the next box set.”
You can now pre-order all four volumes of The Ninth Doctor Adventures, which are available in three formats – collector’s edition CD, digital download or limited edition gatefold triple LP vinyl – exclusively from the Big Finish website. The vinyls are strictly limited to a pressing of 1,000 per volume, and can be pre-ordered at £35.99 each.
Note: the vinyl editions do not include any behind-the-scenes extras.
Or you can save by pre-ordering a bundle of the entire series for just £88 (as a collector’s edition box set) or £78 (as a download). Or it’s £132 for the bundle of all four LPs.