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Coming Soon from Big Finish: The Fifth Doctor and the Brigadier Face The Auton Infinity

The Fifth Doctor will come face to face with old friends and foes alike this September for The Auton Infinity, a six-part full-cast audio drama, which stars Peter Davison, Janet Fielding, Mark Strickson, and Jon Culshaw — the latter voicing both Kamelion and Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart!

The story, otherwise known as The Fifth Doctor Adventures: Forty 2 and written by Tim Foley, finds the TARDIS team arrive unexpectedly at a UNIT base, where something is wrong with time. While the Master lurks, an unusual Auton named Prodigal (Juliet Aubrey) prepares for invasion. Is the alien Nestene Consciousness responsible for the Doctor’s time-shifting crisis? 

Lucy Fleming (Survivors) also joins the cast as Veronica Holmes, a sardonic Ministry figure.

Here’s the blurb:

Snowdonia. UNIT is running a training exercise with the Brigadier in attendance. Except it isn’t long before things start to go badly wrong. The fake aliens primed to attack the troops might not be so fake after all, and a temporal disturbance attracts the Doctor, Tegan and Turlough into the fray.

Old enemies are on the scene with a deadly plan – but they might be the least of the Doctor’s worries.

Because he’s recently been sent backwards and forwards through his own lifetime… and he’s finally going to find out why.

Producer, David Richardson said:

“The Fifth Doctor’s anniversary celebrations continue, and there are many fan-favourite guests attending the party in The Auton Infinity — and plenty of surprises too! Tim has written a wonderful twisty-turny epic, and he takes the Nestenes and Autons into new territory. And I must give special mention to Jon Culshaw, on triple duty here as the Brigadier, the Master and Kamelion — sometimes within the same scene!”

The Fifth Doctor Adventures: Forty 2 is now available to pre-order for just £19.99 (as a CD box set and download) or £16.99 (download only), exclusively from the Big Finish website. Big Finish listeners can save money by ordering both of the Forty anniversary box sets together in a bundle for just £38 (CD and download) or £33 (download only).  

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.

Coming Soon from Big Finish: The Fifth Doctor and the Brigadier Face The Auton Infinity

by Philip Bates time to read: 1 min
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