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October 10th, 2019 16 comments

Big Finish Max Warp Vinyl LP ASDA Exclusive

An all-star cast brings Doctor Who to ASDA on vinyl with Max Warp

Welcome to Max Warp! Broadcasting live from the Sirius Inter-G Cruiser Show. Hosted by outspoken columnist and media personality Geoffrey Vantage, with spaceship-guru-extraordinaire O’Reilley and daredevil pilot Timbo ‘the Ferret’.Following the sell-out success of Big Finish Productions limited edition Doctor Whoadventure The Creeping Deathon vinyl record in ASDA earlier this year, the audio company has announced another exclusive collaboration and is now bringing the world of Max Warpto ASDA aisles.ASDA will launch Doctor Who: Max Warpstarring Paul McGann and Sheridan Smith on 15 November 2019.

Released as a limited edition of 2,000 on coloured splatter-effect vinyl, Max Warp will also feature brand new artwork and production notes. Please note this product is only available in the UK.When a test flight of the new Kith Sunstorm ends in disaster, the Sirius Exhibition Station is plunged into a web of murder and intrigue. Someone –or something –is trying to re-ignite a war between the Varlon Empire and the Kith Oligarchy. As the fate of the galaxy hangs in the balance, only two investigators, the Doctor and Lucie, can hope to uncover the truth.

So strap yourself in, engage thrust, and prepare for… Max Warp!Paul McGann portrayed the eighth incarnation of the Doctor in the 1996 TV film, Doctor Who:The Movie, returning in 2013 in the TV mini-episode The Night of the Doctor which depicts the Eighth Doctor’s final adventure and his regeneration into the War Doctor (played by John Hurt).

Sheridan Smith made her debut as companion Lucie Miller on audio in the Big Finish adventure, Doctor Who:Blood of the Daleks. Her enduring relationship with the Eighth Doctor continues to this day.Sheridan said: “I’ve got right into vinyl, I’ve just bought a record player so I’m going around vintage shops and buying lots of cool, amazing vinyl. I can’t stop playing it in the house. I’m going to buy it all. Hours of enjoyment!” Doctor Who:Max Warpalso stars British comedian, actor, author, artist and television presenter, Graeme Garden, best known as a member of The Goodiesand for being a cast member on BBC Radio’s I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue.

Appearing with him are Duncan James, singer, actor and television presenter, best known as a member of the boy band Blue, and James Fleet, British star of stage and screen best known for his roles in the 1994 British romantic comedy film Four Weddings and a Funeral and as Hugo Horton in the BBC sitcom television series The Vicar of Dibley.“Max Warp is Top Gear in space, and even if you don’t have a detailed knowledge of everything that writer Jonathan Morris is satirising about the show, the audio still works as a standalone tale. Graeme Garden is as much the star of this episode as Paul McGann and Sheridan Smith, and gives a great performance. Audio comedy is still regularly compared to The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy, and Morris almost encourages this with some neat HHGG references. More like this please!” Sci-Fi Bulletin

Big Finish Productions is a production company and publisher who produce audio CDs, downloads and books. Best known for its range of Doctor Who plays (with its many spin-offs), Big Finish also produce a wide range of audio drama and audiobooks featuring the characters from Space: 1999, Blake’s 7, Dark Shadows, Callan, The Avengers, The Prisoner, Survivors and The Omega Factor, as well as classics such as HG Wells, Shakespeare, Sherlock Holmes, The Phantom of the Opera and Dorian Gray.

Big Finish also produces original creations such as Graceless, Charlotte Pollard and The Adventures of Bernice Summerfield, plus the Big Finish Originals range featuring seven great new series including ATA Girl, Cicero, Jeremiah Bourne in Time, Shilling & Sixpence Investigate, Blind Terror and Transference.Doctor Who:Max Warp was released in February 2008 as part of the second season of The Eighth Doctor Adventures. CDs and downloads are available now from the Big Finish website

Categorised under: CD, Featured, Vinyl records


  • jvm2701

    October 19th, 2019 - 10:06am

    Any sign of a list of the stores that will stock this yet, like with the last one?

  • Mrs Croot

    October 12th, 2019 - 1:58pm

    Is Graeme Gardens the Monk?

    • SJF

      October 13th, 2019 - 12:12pm

      Not in this one.

  • The Ergon

    October 11th, 2019 - 7:34pm

    Graeme gardens take on a Jeremy clarkson chauvanistic type is very amusing.

  • The Flying Shark

    October 11th, 2019 - 8:07am

    I think this is the most beautiful vinyl yet! Certainly the one with the most thought put into the design, and at least it’s not another Fourth or Tenth Doctor. Also, I don’t mind it being an Asda exclusive, it’s the easiest for me to get to and they’re cheaper there-Creeping Death was only £15!

  • Anonymous

    October 11th, 2019 - 4:27am

    “Big Finish Productions is a production company and publisher who produce audio CDs, downloads and books.”

    Why are you treating us like idiots ?

    • booboo

      October 11th, 2019 - 8:02am

      Because this is an official press release that goes out to a much wider audience than just the Doctor Who fan base (ie vinyl sites, general media and promotional agents).

      This post may come up in searches for ASDA, Vinyl LP, Paul McGann , Sheridan Smith etc etc so may be read by people totally unaware of this type of product.

      You will have to forgive Big Finish for wanting to tell those people a bit about themselves, believe it or not Doctor Who fans are not the center of the universe.

    • Anonymous

      October 11th, 2019 - 11:24am

      To Doctor Who we are the centre of the whoniveese

  • Anonymous

    October 10th, 2019 - 9:40pm

    I’ll get the CD one day and when I do, that cover is going straight in.

    • Anonymous

      October 11th, 2019 - 4:26am

      How ?

    • Anonymous

      October 11th, 2019 - 7:40am

      I’ll just print it out and slide it in.

  • Master of M

    October 10th, 2019 - 5:08pm

    Nice artwork

  • Whofan44

    October 10th, 2019 - 4:20pm

    At last a Big Finish vinyl that is not 4th or 10th Doctor. Now I just need to find a clear version of the art work.

    • prototype dalek

      October 10th, 2019 - 6:31pm

      Agreed, nice to have a non 4th/10th doctor story for a change. My only disappointment is that it’s Asda

    • TheMaster

      October 11th, 2019 - 7:33am

      Yep shame it’s Asda as most of their stores don’t have LPs

      You normally need an Asda extra

  • Anonymous

    October 10th, 2019 - 4:15pm



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