Celebrating 40 years of Peter Davison’s Fifth Doctor, Big Finish is releasing two anniversary box sets released in April and September 2022 respectively. The Fifth Doctor Adventures – Forty celebrates four decades since the Fifth Doctor made his first regular appearance in Doctor Who in Castrovalva.
The six dramas are plucked from various points in the Fifth Doctor’s timeline, as he adventures alongside beloved companions Tegan (Janet Fielding), Turlough (Mark Strickson), Nyssa (Sarah Sutton), Adric (Matthew Waterhouse), and Kamelion (Jon Culshaw) across the episodes.
The Cybermen, Ice Warriors, and Autons are all back across these two volumes. The first includes:
- Secrets of Telos by Matt Fitton
- God of War by Sarah Grochala
The Auton Infinity by Tim Foley is confirmed for Volume 2.
The opening story, Secrets of Telos, is a direct sequel to the Doctor Who television episode, Tomb of the Cybermen (1967).
Producer David Richardson said:
“It’s always fascinated me that Tomb of the Cybermen isn’t a story that definitively ends. There’s a loose strand of story left floating at the end of episode four – and that strand of story launches us straight into Forty, a lavish celebration of forty years of the Fifth Doctor. What strange force is pulling the Doctor forwards through his incarnation? The mystery will be solved but along the way enjoy spending time with Tegan, Nyssa, Adric, Turlough, and Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart. As birthday parties go, this is going to be a spectacular one!”
The Fifth Doctor Adventures – Forty Volume 1 is now available to pre-order as a collector’s edition CD at £19.99 or on download from the Big Finish website at £16.99. Or you can save money by ordering both volumes of Forty together in a bundle for £38 on CD or £33 on download.