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Big Finish Releases Details for Rory Williams’ Return in The Lone Centurion: Rome

Looking forward to hearing Arthur Darvill return as Rory Williams for audio company, Big Finish? Join the club. And now, our appetites have been further whetted, with the cover artwork and synopsis for The Lone Centurion – Volume One: Rome, due for release in April 2021.

The centurion from Leadworth face emperors, assassins, and certain death – if only he wasn’t immortal. This brand new series of adventures is set to take Rory all over the world while protecting the Pandorica.

Here’s the blurb:

Legend tells of the Lone Centurion – a mysterious figure dressed as a Roman soldier who stood guard over the Pandorica, warning off those who would attempt to open it; a constant warrior whose story appeared in the folk history of a dozen civilisations.  

Only… he seems to have misplaced it.  

Travelling to Rome in search of the Pandorica, Rory finds himself forced to perform as a gladiator in the Colosseum… where he attracts the attention of the Imperial household. 

The three heroic adventures in ancient times are as follows: 

Gladiator by David Llewellyn 

Kidnapped, Rory is taken to Rome and thrown into the arena, where his hapless inability to die brings him to the attention of the Emperor. 

The Unwilling Assassin by Sarah Ward 

The Roman Empire has a new official assassin. Lethal, cunning, and utterly unsuited to the job. Can Rory Williams succeed at assassination without actually killing anyone? 

I, Rorius by Jacqueline Rayner 

Drowning in a sea of plots and conspiracies, Rory just wants his life back. But in Ancient Rome, people don’t retire, they die. And that’s a bit difficult when you’re immortal. 

The Lone Centurion – Volume One: Rome is now available to pre-order as a collector’s edition CD (at £19.99) or digital download (at £16.99), exclusively from Big Finish. The Lone Centurion – Volume Two is due for release in July 2022 and is currently available to pre-order as a collector’s edition box set (on CD at £19.99) and as a digital download (at £16.99). Big Finish listeners can save money by pre-ordering both volumes together in a bundle for £38 on CD or £33 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.

Big Finish Releases Details for Rory Williams’ Return in The Lone Centurion: Rome

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