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June 15th, 2017 11 comments

The Thing from the Sea 4th Doctor Audio CD

Available to order from www.amazon.co.uk

Susan Jameson reads a brand new original story featuring the Fourth Doctor and his companion Mrs Wibbsey. In 18th Century coastal Italy, the local fishermen haul in an extraordinary catch: a gigantic serpent.

The Doctor identifies it as an alien, but to the ailing locals this fabled sea creature has the capacity to heal them – if only Count Otto will share it with them. When Mrs Wibbsey comes under the influence of the Count, the Doctor finds himself snared by the wicked power of a seemingly immortal magician, the infamous Cagliostro!

Set after the events of the Nest Cottage Chronicles, the story is read by Mrs Wibbsey herself, as played by Susan Jameson. Duration: 1 hour 10 mins approx.


Categorised under: Audio stories, CD

11 comments

  • Stuart

    June 21st, 2017 - 9:29pm

    I would imagine as it’s being told from the viewpoint of Mrs Wibsey that its Susan Jameson narrating ala the Companion Chronicles.

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  • Phil

    June 15th, 2017 - 10:37pm

    Will Tom Baker be Narrating?

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    • booboo

      June 16th, 2017 - 8:45am

      would be very surprised if He isn’t

  • 100,000BC

    June 15th, 2017 - 8:49pm

    Perhaps the recent radio 4extra repeats of the Fourth Doctor by Paul Magrs proved popular enough to get a fourth series?
    Perhaps it’s a new range of classic original-to-audio narrative readings?
    I wonder if this has anything to do with Chris Chibnall? I know a lot of people work on the different areas of the Who brand but he might have some say in these things?

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  • Anonymous

    June 15th, 2017 - 12:54pm

    Audio only?

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  • Whorules

    June 15th, 2017 - 12:35pm

    I do wish they just printed these as proper books. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining and saying they shouldn’t release audio stories like this, many people enjoy them, but I can’t. I’ll explain that, due to illness I can’t concentrate enough on audio now to take the story in. I used to collect big finish but had to stop in 2012 and have since sold on the big finish collect, the only audio I have are the soundtracks to the missing episodes of hartnell and Troughton. It takes me two days to listen to say, a 4 part story as I can only do it in very short segments. I can’t use e-books for similar reasons and because they trigger migraines. So very happy for people who like these but I’d love them to release the audio exclusives as printed books, I would buy them and I think others would as well, even if they are more target book length than full novels. Like I say, purely a personal thing, so really not a complaint, hope anyone who buys enjoys it!

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    • Al

      June 15th, 2017 - 1:50pm

      I can’t speak for BBC Audio, but Big Finish occasionally makes the scripts available for their stories.

    • Whorules

      June 15th, 2017 - 3:27pm

      Yeah I bought the script books, but otherwise they are downloads and I can’t read them without getting a migraine of the screen

  • The Outcast

    June 15th, 2017 - 11:13am

    Is this a new story?

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    • booboo

      June 15th, 2017 - 11:16am

      yes looks like it

    • Al

      June 15th, 2017 - 1:50pm

      Looks like, even though they stopped doing them once Big Finish started doing Tom Baker audio dramas, they’ve resumed the Paul Magrs series. Probably as a stopgap between the Twelfth and Thirteenth Doctors.

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