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June 4th, 2018 10 comments

Big Finish The First Doctor Adventures Volume 02

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2.1 The Invention of Death by John Dorney

After an experimental flight, the TARDIS crew find themselves on one of the strangest worlds they have ever encountered.

Alien life takes many forms, and on Ashtallah the travellers find all their preconceptions tested.

But this world is about to make a discovery – and it could mean the end of everything.

2.2 The Barbarians and the Samurai by Andrew Smith

In 19th Century Japan, Westerners are forbidden. So when the TARDIS arrives near Lord Mamoru’s castle, the daimyo’s Samurai are soon on their trail.

Uncovering secrets at court and treachery in the ranks, the Doctor and his friends are drawn into intrigue.And, as a battle begins, they are caught in the middle.

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

Written By: John Dorney, Andrew Smith
Directed By: Nicholas Briggs


David Bradley (The Doctor), Claudia Grant (Susan), Jemma Powell (Barbara Wright), Jamie Glover (Ian Chesterton), Tracy Wiles (Sharlan), Michelle Morris (Brenna), Dan Li (Okada Shumei), Andrew Wincott (Casper Knox), Sadao Ueda (Takagi Mamoru), Susan Hingley (Keiko), Jozef Aoki (Toda Eiji / Yoshita Hiroshi), Christopher Naylor (Captain Hamilton). Other parts played by members of the cast.

Categorised under: Big Finish, CD, spin-offs


  • Anonymous

    June 6th, 2018 - 4:35pm

    I don’t know, I think it’s a bit expensive for just 2 adventures while the new announced Class volumes will have 3 stories each and are cheaper.

    • Anonymous

      June 6th, 2018 - 4:54pm

      The First Doctor Adventures stories are 2 hours each, the Class ones are an hour each. So with the First Doctor Adventures you’re paying £23 for four hours of content and with Class you’re paying £20 for 3 hours of content, that’s excluding the behind the scenes content.

    • Gordon

      June 6th, 2018 - 6:58pm

      You are paying for 4 hours worth of audio though compared with 3 for class

  • Anonymous

    June 5th, 2018 - 3:30pm

    Like the cover
    Reminds me of old 70’s comics
    The logo fits in nicely

  • Doctor Mysterio

    June 4th, 2018 - 10:33pm

    I kind of like the cover, but also I kind of don’t. Have Big Finish been told to keep their logo smaller than the BBC one?

    • booboo

      June 5th, 2018 - 7:28am

      possibly, but then if you look at anything released with the new logo the license holders logo is smaller or non existent

      I believe they are pushing a one show one brand strategy

  • Phillip

    June 4th, 2018 - 4:36pm

    Day one!, Loved the 1st set! If only they would use the new cast to refilm all the lost Hartnell episodes:) I feel like I’m one of the few classic who fans to love that idea…

    • Gordon

      June 4th, 2018 - 10:58pm

      The problem is that it’s never going to be spot on replicating the original episodes no matter how hard they tried. Getting spot on guest cast members that look and act exactly like the original members would be a struggle especially with the likes of Marco Polo which has a large guest cast to recast

    • Anonymous

      June 5th, 2018 - 3:31pm

      Would prefer animated telesnaps instead

  • Anonymous

    June 4th, 2018 - 1:26pm

    Not a huge fan of using a full recast for the audio drama, but the logo looks great here!


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