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July 29th, 2022 7 comments

Big Finish Classic Doctors New Monsters Volume 04 Broken Memories

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Tick tock… The Clockwork Droids are Coming!

The cover artwork is today revealed for Classic Doctors New Monsters: Broken Memories, due for release in October 2023 from Big Finish Productions.

This brand-new boxset of full-cast audio dramas pits classic Doctors against monsters from the post-2005 era. Making their Big Finish debut in The Queen of Clocks are the terrifying Clockwork Droids — first glimpsed in the unforgettable 2006 Doctor Who TV story The Girl in the Fireplace.

The body-snatching Harmony Shoal from The Husbands of River Song (2015) also feature for the first time on audio. And in the final two adventures, Nicholas Briggs guest stars as the Silence from 2011’s The Impossible Astronaut.

Four new adventures featuring classic Doctors encountering monsters from the new series of Doctor Who!

  • Invasion of the Body Stealers by Jonathan Morris
  • The Queen of Clocks by Jacqueline Rayner
  • The Silent Priest by David K Barnes
  • The Silent City by David K Barnes

Producer David Richardson said: “I’ve been delighted to see how this series has captured the imaginations of our listeners and how everyone has embraced the idea. At last, the Clockwork Droids make their audio debut at Big Finish, as does Harmony Shoal — in two inventive adventures that take them in new directions. And then, two episodes with the Silence, spanning years and different Doctors, as we enter the Silent City…”

Script Editor Matt Fitton added: “I’m always impressed with how the writers find new twists on each monster — tailoring new stories to each Classic incarnation. With creatures from the Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctor eras, we find out what Harmony Shoal gets up to in the far future on a colony world reminiscent of 1970s Who; what happens when the Clockwork Droids run amok as the colourful Sixth Doctor and Mel race to the rescue; and how the Silence are interwoven across the lives of two very different Doctors. It’s another thrilling ride!”

Doctor Who – Classic Doctors New Monsters: Broken Memories is now available to pre-order as a collector’s edition 4-disc CD box set (+ download for just £24.99) or digital download (for just £19.99), exclusively from

Big Finish listeners can save money by pre-ordering Classic Doctors New Monsters: The Stuff of Nightmares and Classic Doctors New Monsters: Broken Memories together in a bundle for just £48 (collector’s edition CD box set + download) £39 (download only).

Categorised under: Big Finish, CD, spin-offs


  • Doc3Pertwee

    August 1st, 2022 - 10:48pm

    This is a clear reminder at the genius of Steven Moffat’s creativity. The silence are a rare monster creation that can work with any Doctor purely for their concept. There’s no way this could be anything less than fantastic!

    • Fox

      August 7th, 2022 - 2:33pm

      The Doctors could even become aware of what they’re fighting and the information would erase itself over time.

  • Drwhofan12

    July 31st, 2022 - 4:47pm

    I think this was needed because we haven’t had anything with the silence in for a while

    • Doctor Mysterio

      August 4th, 2022 - 12:21pm

      Yes, the silence have gone quiet of late…

  • Mrs Croot

    July 29th, 2022 - 3:39pm

    speaking of classic doctors new monsters, is it pretty much expected that the series 1 vinyls are cancelled from covid, because it’s been a while.

    • AlexOswin

      July 29th, 2022 - 7:05pm

      They confirmed that on Twitter. There’s a chance they might be released eventually but it’s currently unlikely

  • Neb

    July 29th, 2022 - 3:21pm

    Ooh I like the sound of this boxset


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