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May 4th, 2018 18 comments

Big Finish 240 Hour of the Cybermen

Answering a call from UNIT, the Doctor arrives in London to find the streets deserted, apart from looters in possession of a valuable commodity – water.

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Britain is suffering an extreme and bizarre drought. The cause is suspected to be extra-terrestrial.

The discovery of a signal being transmitted into space, and of a spacecraft whose crew are desiccated corpses, provides a possible answer. But the true enemy is an old foe of the Doctor’s.

The Cybermen have been patient, setting their plans in place over a number of years. As the final stage is implemented, in the darkest hour, the Doctor must identify who among his allies he can trust.

Written By: Andrew Smith
Directed By: Jamie Anderson


Colin Baker (The Doctor), David Banks (Cyber Leader), Mark Hardy (Cyber Lieutenant), Frog Stone (Riva), Blake Harrison (Daniel Hopkins), Wayne Forester (Atriss / Bill Parker / Captain Weaver), Russ Bain (Lewis Price / Kel). Other parts played by members of the cast.

Producer John Ainsworth
Script Editor Alan Barnes
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs

Categorised under: Big Finish, CD, Monthy Series


  • Joel Pickering

    September 22nd, 2018 - 8:23pm

    They should bring these Cybermen into the modern series. You can just imagine David Banks encountering Jodie Wittaker.

    “So Doctor, a new gender, otherwise our anticipation of your presence was .. entirely .. accurate.”

  • Anonymous

    May 4th, 2018 - 9:49pm

    Yeah, just accepting the logo now
    It’s honesty not that bad when I think about it

  • Rikki Krystal

    May 4th, 2018 - 9:29pm

    Why do we have to have this logo on classic who.
    I want classic logo,on my classic doctor’s.
    The cd covers may be reversible.but what about the Time war part 2 box set..
    Can’t turn that round.

    • Anonymous

      May 5th, 2018 - 2:37pm

      Which logo though? When you say classic do you mean the one used in the doctor in questions era, in this case trial of a time lord logo or the generic logo used for all doctors, really there is no such thing as a ‘classic’ logo. I remember when the McCoy logo was being used friends of mine complained and wanted the neon tube version back. Surely what matters is the content not the logo? If the cd/dvd/book is good then that’s all that matters to me

    • VeryFactualDalek

      May 9th, 2018 - 4:27am

      Long story short
      The bbc said so

  • Liam

    May 4th, 2018 - 6:54pm

    Has anyone said “Excellent!” yet?

    • Sons of Skaro

      May 5th, 2018 - 12:45am

      “Destroy them!” “DESTROY THEM AT ONCE!”

    • Galactic yo yo

      May 5th, 2018 - 9:11pm

      “There is logic in what he says”.

  • Sons of Skaro

    May 4th, 2018 - 6:35pm

    David Banks’s Cyberleader was a character in its own right. Very distinctive vocalisations for an apparently emotionless being.
    So happy to have these guys back.

    • Waterloo Curve

      May 5th, 2018 - 6:43am

      Proper Cybermen voices – none of this modern rubbish.

    • Anonymous

      May 6th, 2018 - 12:31am

      What? You mean the modern voices that mimic the troughton era voices… I never liked the 70’s/80’s cybermen voices, too emotional for cybermen.

    • Waterloo Curve

      May 7th, 2018 - 8:20pm

      I’d never associated the modern stuff as being based on the Troughton era Cybermen.

      Eradicate them!

    • Anonymous

      May 8th, 2018 - 10:00am

      The cyber voice Briggs uses is based on the electronic moonbase/Tomb voice

  • Anonymous

    May 4th, 2018 - 6:19pm

    I love the new covers, you get to see the full image without those irritating sidebars

  • Anonymous

    May 4th, 2018 - 4:35pm

    Don’t like these new covers, just being honest.. 🙁

  • Pete

    May 4th, 2018 - 4:19pm

    Sixie, David Banks and Mark Hardy all back. “Excellent” indeed.

    • Waterloo Curve

      May 5th, 2018 - 6:41am

      Couldn’t agree more!

      Might just buy this one.

  • The Outcast

    May 4th, 2018 - 1:26pm

    I cannot wait for this release.


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