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Big Finish’s Doctor Who 60th Anniversary Audio to Feature the Last Performance of David Warner

Big Finish has released the line-up of actors starring in their 60th anniversary series, Once and Future — including David Warner, returning one last time as the Unbound Doctor.

As previously announced, the original TV leads – Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, Christopher Eccleston, and David Tennant – each reprise their role as the Doctor for this epic, eight-part extravaganza; they’ll be joined by Stephen Noonan as the First Doctor, Michael Troughton as the Second Doctor, and Tim Treloar as the Third Doctor.

And as mentioned above, the series also includes the final performance recorded by the late David Warner as the Unbound Doctor.

The cast also includes:

  • Michelle Gomez (as Missy) 
  • Nicola Walker (as Liv Chenka)
  • Georgia Tennant (as Jenny, the Doctor’s Daughter)
  • Michelle Ryan (as Lady Christina) 
  • Camille Coduri (as Jackie Tyler) 
  • Neve McIntosh (as Madame Vastra) 
  • Catrin Stewart (as Jenny Flint) 
  • Dan Starkey (as Strax) 
  • Sadie Miller (as Sarah Jane Smith) 
  • Christopher Naylor (as Harry Sullivan) 
  • Ken Bones (as The General)  
  • Beth Chalmers (as Veklin) 

More guest stars are still to be announced.

Doctor Who  Once and Future will be released monthly, with the first seven parts materialising between May and October 2023, and a final coda in November 2024, as follows:  

  • Past Lives by Robert Valentine 
  • The Artist at the End of Time by James Goss 
  • A Genius for War by Jonathan Morris 
  • Two’s Company by Lisa McMullin 
  • The Martian Invasion of Planetoid 50 by Jonathan Barnes 
  • Time Lord Immemorial by Lisa McMullin
  • The Union by Matt Fitton 
  • Coda – The Final Act by Tim Foley

The series’ script editor, Matt Fitton, said:

“It was a massive honour to be asked by producer David Richardson to help coordinate this mammoth undertaking. For me, it was a chance to work again with many of Big Finish’s barnstorming writers, all of whom I’d had great fun working with before. It’s always a joy to send that email inviting someone onto an exciting project like this, and then seeing the number of exclamation marks in the response!

“There were certain characters I felt just had to be involved in such a significant anniversary, but over the course of the whole series, we aim to pay tribute to every single era of the show across its 60 years. The Doctor might not quite be himself at the start, but we’ve an army of allies and enemies to help remind him what he stands for.”

You can pre-order all eight full-cast audio adventures as a special edition bundle on CD + download (for £75) or as digital downloads only (for £62). The special edition CD bundle is strictly limited to just 3,000 pressings and includes numbered CDs, special bonus artworks, and additional audio content, including music suites and extended behind-the-scenes interviews. You can also pre-order them separately.

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.

Big Finish’s Doctor Who 60th Anniversary Audio to Feature the Last Performance of David Warner

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