Details of the fifth volume of Big Finish’s The Robots have been revealed, like the inclusion of Sorkov (played by Jon Culshaw), a robotic reincarnation of Kiy Uvanov from the 1977 story, The Robots of Death.
This will be the penultimate boxset of The Robots, due for release in May 2022.
The audio stories follow Liv Chenka (Nicola Walker) on a “gap year” from the TARDIS, joining her sister Tula (Claire Rushbrook) on their home planet of Kaldor as the inhabitants struggle to live among a highly advanced mechanical workforce. Bereaved robotics scientist Volar Crick (Anthony Howell) is also back for The Robots: Volume 5, along with Graf Kirran (Sarah Lambie), the tough Chief Robots Officer.
Here’s the blurb:
During the events of Doctor Who: Ravenous 2, Liv Chenka left the Doctor and the TARDIS behind. Just for one year. A year during which she would live on Kaldor, and get to know her sister Tula all over again.
But Kaldor is going through a period of tumultuous change. Technology is changing at an advanced rate –the robots are evolving, artificial intelligence is adapting, and with these changes so politics is altering too. Dangerously.
Can Liv and Tula make a difference during the most turbulent time in the world’s history?
Here’s what you’ll find inside:
The Enhancement by Aaron Douglas
The Enhancement chips are the next stage of personal security for the citizens of Kaldor – and following her experiences with identity theft, no-one is keener to get involved with them than Tula.
Liv, however, has other concerns. The Sons of Kaldor have been suspiciously quiet. But is this something to be worried about? Or is the true threat much closer to home?
Machines Like Us by Phil Mulryne
Kador Arris of the founding families used to work for the Company – but now he’s on the outside and demanding greater accountability.
His populist plans are gaining momentum – but also gaining him enemies. A terrifying conspiracy is underway – and only Liv and Tula are in a position to stop it.
Kaldor Nights by Tim Foley
Kaldor Nights is the most popular reality TV series on the planet… and it now has two new people on set.
As danger approaches outside, Liv and Tula are there to ensure sure the show must go on. Because it’s just TV isn’t it? There can’t be anything sinister going on… can there?
Producer David Richardson said:
“It’s been a while since we have visited the troubled world of Kaldor but we are pleased to be back.
“I’ve really missed spending time with Liv and Tula Chenka and also with Nicola Walker and Claire Rushbrook who are two great friends and outstandingly talented professionals who, frankly, brighten every day you work with them.
“We’re heading towards the end of The Robots but I don’t want it to ever stop. The whole journey has been such a total joy.”
The Robots: Volume 5 is now available to pre-order for £19.99 (CD and download) or £16.99 (download only), exclusively from the Big Finish website. Volume 6 is also available to pre-order at the same price.
Or you can save money by pre-ordering volumes 5 and 6 of The Robots together in a bundle for £38 (CD and download) or £33 (download only).