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The Sixth and Eighth Doctors Join Big Finish’s Peladon Boxset

The Sixth and Eighth Doctors, Melanie Bush, and River Song join multiple time and space travellers visiting Peladon in four full-cast audio adventures, coming very soon from Big Finish!

The company’s Peladon set stars King Peladon (David Troughton, returning to the role he first played on TV 50 years ago), alongside Colin Baker, Paul McGann, Alex Kingston, and Bonnie Langford.

Expect conflicts as stormy as the weather when dynasties rise and fall, science gives way to superstition, and anarchy pulls at the fraying threads of an aeons-old civilisation.  

Peladon also features Alpha Centauri (Jane Goddard), Queen Thalira (Deborah Findlay), Queen Minaris (Sara Powell), Chancellor Barok (Jason Watkins), Helais (Liz White), Arla (Meera Syal) and the Ice Warriors (Nicholas Briggs). Here’s the synopsis:

Journey to Peladon, member world of the Galactic Federation and home to intrigue and adventure. With each passing generation, the toll of industrial exploitation and deadly political games is taking its toll on the planet. Can the Doctor and his allies guide the course of history towards a hopeful future? Or is Peladon’s fate in the lap of the gods? 

Here are the stories you’ll find inside:  

The Ordeal of Peladon by Jonathan Barnes and Robert Valentine  

When King Peladon hears of a holy man with seemingly magical powers and the gift of foresight, he resolves to discover the truth of it for himself. But his quest to understand the shifting loyalties of his people is one from which he cannot return unchanged.  

The Poison of Peladon by Lizzie Hopley  

River Song has infiltrated the court of Queen Thalira in the guise of a high priestess. With rumours swirling that Peladon is on the brink of a republican uprising, River joins forces with her new best friend, Alpha Centauri, to get to the bottom of the mystery.  

The Death of Peladon by Mark Wright  

The Sixth Doctor and Mel arrive on Peladon to discover a world on the brink of environmental disaster. Civil war looms and a dark plot brews in the shadows of the court. Unless they can help avert catastrophe, there seems to be little hope left for one of the Doctor’s favourite planets.  

The Truth of Peladon by Tim Foley  

Arla, last of Peladon’s great seamstresses, is commissioned to make a great cloak for the latest coronation. She’ll need a new assistant to complete her work in time, and one appears: the Eighth Doctor! Determined to show Arla the truth of Peladon, the delicate threads he’s drawing together will change Peladon forever. 

Doctor Who: Peladon is now available to pre-order on CD at £24.99 or a digital download (at £19.99), exclusively from the Big Finish website. It will be released in January 2022.

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.

The Sixth and Eighth Doctors Join Big Finish’s Peladon Boxset

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