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August 24th, 2017 34 comments

Big Finish Tales from New Earth

Available to order from

Four adventures from the New Earth setting of TV’s episodes The End of the World, New Earth and Gridlock:

1.1 Escape From New New York by Roy Gill

1.2 Death in the New Forest by Roland Moore

1.3 The Skies of New Earth by Paul Morris

1.4 The Cats of New Cairo by Matt Fitton

More story details soon.

Directed By: Helen Goldwyn


With Adjoa Andoh (Sister Jara), Yasmin Bannerman (Sapling Vale), Anna Hope (Senator Hame), Kieran Hodgson (Devon Pryce), Derek Griffiths (Xylem Maple Dorm); James Dreyfus (The Most Exalted High Persian); Julian Rhind-Tutt (Berkhoff) and Louise Gold (President Grosseteste)

Further cast details to be announced shortly

Producer David Richardson
Script Editor Matt Fitton
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs

Categorised under: Big Finish, CD, spin-offs


  • Doctor Mysterio

    May 13th, 2018 - 12:48am

    A pretty good write up for this series in the latest DWM but still not enough to tempt me I’m afraid.

  • DWCR

    August 28th, 2017 - 7:26pm

    A great new trilogy for New Earth could have been what happened outside and in-between the stories.

    1. Cassandra gets revived with the skin from the other side of her body, in this we could get to see her being taken to the hospital and getting her suspicions over the sisters. It could be lead by Zoe Wanamaker. Heavily features Novice Hame.

    2. The Sisters get arrested, and Novice Hame gets redemption, this could be a NNYPD type of scenario and takes place in a prison with a host of other characters.

    3. Novice Hame after the events of Gridlock, could feature the aftermath of the emotions drug dealers.

    This could further develop Novice Hame’s character, would have been more interesting I believe.

    • Bazzalad

      January 7th, 2018 - 9:38pm

      I think you should probably keep an open mind. BigFinish’s writing team consistently delivers exceptional high quality stories. They really do.

      Year on year they win industry awards and are now UKs largest producer of audio theatre outside of BBC Radio 4.

      I think we should all be grateful and not forget AudioGo collapsed a few years ago (an ex-BBC AudioBook company 20x bigger than them). Without BigFinish there would be no Dr. Who Audio.

      And everyone who torrents their stuff should realise your only digging your own grave. It can take them years to break even and just recover the costs of a single release. That’s without making a single dollar of profit.

      If you enjoy their stuff, for goodness sake, either buy it or contribute by legally listening to it for free via Spotify. At least that way the actors, writers and every other person involved gets paid for their work.

      Imagine how’d you feel if yr boss said “sorry I can’t pay you this week too many customers refused to pay and just stole our product “. That would really suck wouldn’t it? Well smaller producers of creative content, writers etc like BigFinish can’t survive if everyone steals their work.

      You’d be surprised how incredibly expensive producing even 1 hour of an audio play is. Become an ex-torrenter like me and you can buy stuff on special monthly at BigFinish for less than £5 a title. In fact, the 1st 100 Monthly Titles now cost only £2.99 to download (they’ve 2 Hrs or 4 Ep. Long)! Now that’s far cheaper than the Movies isn’t it!

  • Classic Who All The Way

    August 26th, 2017 - 5:49am

    I’m really at a take it or leave it mindset with the programme right now, let alone all this spin off nonsense.

    I watched just one episode of the last series, and that was while in the gymnasium, with subtitles – and then only because it was on.

    The audio plays etc just don’t do it for me – and in many (not all) instances are scraping the proverbial barrel.

    I think that I will stick to my classic series interest, with DVD and Target book.

    • Anonymous

      August 26th, 2017 - 3:50pm

      Leave then?

    • Doctor Mysterio

      August 27th, 2017 - 12:09am

      Last series was the best for a long while. It’s a shame you didn’t try it out.

    • Pop

      August 27th, 2017 - 6:28am

      The audios are great you probably just lack the imagination to make them come alive

    • The real master

      August 28th, 2017 - 3:16pm

      Just out of interest, what episode was it because series 10 did have a couple of bad stories but for the most part pretty good.

    • Classic Who All The Way

      August 29th, 2017 - 7:34am

      The episode I saw was the last one. I’ve brought the series 10 box sets and will be catching up during one or three autumn evenings. I did enjoy the return of the classic series Cybermen.

      For the first time since 1979 I’d not watched DW at first broadcast, or at least recorded it. I’ve heard good things about s10 so will give it a go.

      As for the audios and imagination – sorry, they just don’t come to life for me – and that’s even with a lorry load of imagination!

  • Beauty And The Beast

    August 25th, 2017 - 6:51pm

    Hope they get Zoe Wannamaker to play Lady Cassandra again if they do another boxset

  • Doctor Mysterio

    August 24th, 2017 - 9:36pm

    This trilogy of television stories was not my favourite at all, so I will probably give this one a miss. It does have Derek Griffiths in the cast though and Big Finish usually put out good stuff, but with them releasing so many other good ranges at the moment, I really do have to think about the cost of what seems initially to be a spin off too far. I also hope this doesn’t mean more New Earth coming up in the Tenth Doctor and Rose audios.

    • R1ch1e

      August 25th, 2017 - 1:11pm

      I agree. This does not excite me at all! I liked the story’s of The end of the World and New Earth, I just found the characters annoying.
      I would much rather Big Finish explore Davros in the Time Was as I loved the War Doctor and and am looking forward to the War Master.

  • AT

    August 24th, 2017 - 7:05pm

    This release really is proof Big Finish are running out of ideas and scraping the bottom of the barrel. New Earth was a poor episode from 11 years ago, hardly crying out for a spin off. Bizarre, unwanted and bound to flop.

    • James A

      August 24th, 2017 - 9:02pm

      Just look it at providing canon to side characters; perfect for expanding their wiki pages lol

    • Slitheen97

      August 26th, 2017 - 8:37pm

      Personally have to disagree AT. I feel if they can take a Poor idea and put a fresh spin on it then I feel they should go for it 🙂

  • Dalek Eye Stalk

    August 24th, 2017 - 6:58pm

    Um…No Thanks. I didn’t like the episode ‘New Earth’. It really set back and overshadowed my enjoyment of David Tennant’s Doctor until ‘The Impossible Planet’ came along. ‘New Earth’ was worse than ‘Fear Her’! I know these cd’s are a spin off, the damage has already been done.

    • Doctor Mysterio

      August 24th, 2017 - 9:38pm

      Gridlock was not much better…

  • Doctor Stu

    August 24th, 2017 - 4:48pm

    I wish all the big finish stories were released as books I just can’t see myself ever sitting down and listening to just audio

    • Borg

      August 24th, 2017 - 7:03pm

      True. Audio novelizations are a must.

    • whofan44

      August 24th, 2017 - 9:18pm

      I believe this would require them to get a whole different license from the BBC to be able to sell books versions. in there eyes it is probably not worth it.

    • Doctor Mysterio

      August 24th, 2017 - 9:43pm

      That’s probably a shame as there are some great stories on audio, and the full cast plays are more of a drama than a straight audio reading. Maybe try one of the cheaper single releases rather than dive in with this box set though, an see if you enjoy. I sometimes listen when driving or doing something else.

  • Doctor909

    August 24th, 2017 - 4:03pm

    I wonder if the 10th doctor will appear in this as he is on the front cover so would suggest maybe a cameo or maybe actually being in one full episode???

  • Koquillian

    August 24th, 2017 - 2:45pm

    An odd idea but sounds interesting. Shame there’s no Moxx of Balhoon

  • Borg

    August 24th, 2017 - 2:27pm

    Wow. Big Finish is releasing so much great stuff, although I kinda want them to make stuff with truly original characters.

    • TheWarDoctor

      August 24th, 2017 - 6:07pm

      they have!

    • Borg

      August 24th, 2017 - 7:05pm

      A boxset focusing on a brand new, never before seen in any medium character?

    • TARDIS H

      August 24th, 2017 - 8:56pm

      Charlotte Pollard

    • whofan44

      August 24th, 2017 - 9:20pm

      Graceless is another one

    • TARDIS H

      August 25th, 2017 - 7:41am


    • TARDIS H

      August 25th, 2017 - 7:43am

      Iris Whildthyme

    • whofan44

      August 25th, 2017 - 11:32am

      well actually Iris Wildthyme was taken from the BBC books. Original outside TV but not from Big Finish

  • Someone

    August 24th, 2017 - 10:50am

    dayum I hate big finish right now
    Classic Doctors New Monsters
    Ninth Doctor Chronicles
    Tenth Doctor Adventures
    War Master
    now this
    and so many more 🙁

    • Whovianfan2003

      August 24th, 2017 - 4:06pm

      I guess your joking?

    • 100,000BC

      August 24th, 2017 - 4:46pm

      I think that ‘someone’ is referring to the effect this will have on their wallet.

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