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Out Now: The Ninth Doctor Returns in Respond to All Calls

Christopher Eccleston’s Ninth Doctor is back, in a new set of three audio adventures, Respond to All Calls, from Big Finish!

The set finds the Doctor answering cries for help from across the galaxies. From Scotland to Paris to a spooky graveyard planet, these are set to be the adventures of a lifetime…

Here’s the full run-down:

Girl, Deconstructed by Lisa McMullin 

Marnie is missing. But she hasn’t run away, as her dad fears – Marnie is still very much at home. But not quite as she was. 

The Doctor joins forces with Missing Persons detective Jana Lee to help solve the mystery of a girl who’s gone to pieces. 

Fright Motif by Tim Foley 

In post-War Paris, musician Artie Berger has lost his mojo, but gained a predator – something that seeps through the cracks of dissonance to devour the unwary. 

Luckily for Artie, the Doctor is here. Unluckily for everyone, he needs bait to trap a monster… 

Planet of the End by Timothy X Atack 

The Doctor arrives on a mausoleum world for sightseeing and light pedantry, correcting its planetary records. The resident AI has other ideas. 

Deep within a tomb, something stirs. Occasus is the last resting place of a species far too dangerous to exist. And the Doctor is its way back. 

The cast is completed by Forbes Masson (The High Life, Catastrophe), Mirren Mack (Sex Education, The Nest), Damien Lynch (Giri/Haji, EastEnders), Gemma Whelan (Upstart Crow, Inside No 9), Adrian Schiller (The Last Kingdom, Silk), Jan Francis (Just Good Friends, Secret Army), Pearl Appleby (Taboo, World’s End), Margaret Clunie (Victoria, Last Christmas), and Big Finish newcomers Benjamin Davies, Akshay Khanna and Nick Fletcher.

Producer David Richardson said:

“What I love about this set is that it contains three character-based dramas – each of the writers has given the casts something really meaty to play with. My over-riding memory of this recording is that it was just a blast – we laughed so much in between the takes – and Chris really enjoyed working with the brilliant director Helen Goldwyn, who always balances creativity and detail with having a great time.  

“Each of the adventures in this CD box set (or download folder) offers something new and exciting, with brilliant new friends and terrifying foes.” 

Script editor Matt Fitton added:

“What the Doctor does in these stories is what he does best – helping out where he can. And while he might be tempted to invite people along for the ‘trip of a lifetime’, these adventures are strictly a one-off and they won’t be staying on board.  

“That’s an aspect that Chris really likes; this incarnation is a lonely wanderer who can’t settle down with anyone as he feels he has to keep moving. He’s falling through time, grabbing onto things as he passes, but he never stays in the one place. He’s finding out who he is, what it means to be the Doctor in a universe after the Time War when he’s got freedom to wander again, but he is wary of getting too close to anyone because of what might happen.” 

You can now 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 – from Big Finish. Or you can save by ordering a bundle of the entire series for just £88 (as a collector’s edition box set) or £78 (as a download).

The Ninth Doctor Adventures triple LP vinyls are limited to a pressing of 1,000 per volume, and can be ordered at £35.99 each, or £132 for the bundle of all four albums, exclusively at the Big Finish website.  

Please note: the vinyl editions do not include any behind-the-scenes extras. However, listeners purchasing vinyl LP editions will receive a download of the story automatically and be given access to the CD edits as a bonus download.

Head over to Big Finish to order Respond to All Calls now!

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.

Out Now: The Ninth Doctor Returns in Respond to All Calls

by Philip Bates time to read: 3 min
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