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June 10th, 2021 8 comments

Big Finish Doctor Who: Peladon

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Journey to Peladon, member world of the Galactic Federation and home to intrigue and adventure. With each passing generation, the toll of industrial exploitation and deadly political games is taking its toll on the planet.

Set in different moments across Peladon’s timeline, these four brand-new full-cast audio adventures let listeners into the past, present and future of this mineral-rich planet from different points of view.

In the box set opener, David Troughton returns to the role of King Peladon, fifty years after he first appeared in the 1972 Third Doctor adventure The Curse of Peladon. Various time travellers also turn up across these tales – and some of them have very familiar faces…

Doctor Who – Peladon is now available to pre-order as a collector’s edition box set (on CD for just £24.99) or a digital download (for just £19.99), exclusively at

The four epic episodes are as follows:

  • The Ordeal of Peladon by Jonathan Barnes & Robert Valentine
  • The Poison of Peladon by Lizzie Hopley
  • The Death of Peladon by Mark Wright
  • The Truth of Peladon by Tim Foley

Producer David Richardson said: “Fifty years of Peladon … that’s something to celebrate. I loved the Peladon stories on TV: they were such a complete storytelling world created by Brian Hayles, full of a whole galaxy of alien races. It was, if you will, an alien Game of Thrones many decades ahead of its time. And so we return there in January 2022, to meet King Peladon again… and then journey through the generations to discover what happened to the planet, the alien races and the Galactic Federation. It’s a huge tapestry – and one that will feature many familiar friends, foes and heroes.”

Actor David Troughton added: “It’s a long time since I played King Peladon, but the nice thing about this script is that there are a lot of elements of who he was then in the older man – they carried on certain characteristics, his naivety and basic wanting to be loved by everyone. It was a pleasure to do.”

Doctor Who – Peladon is now available to pre-order as a collector’s edition box set (on CD at £24.99) or a digital download (at £19.99), exclusively from the Big Finish website.

Please note that Big Finish is currently operating a digital-first release schedule. The mail-out of collector’s edition CDs and limited edition vinyl LPs may be delayed due to factors beyond our control, but all purchases of this release unlock a digital copy that can be immediately downloaded or played on the Big Finish app from the release date.

Categorised under: Big Finish, CD, Special Releases


  • Anonymous

    June 11th, 2021 - 3:55pm

    R.I.P. Damaris Hayman. 🙁

  • Auton

    June 10th, 2021 - 9:57pm

    I knew Big finish would eventually make a peladon boxset and I’m really look forward too it. Anything from the third doctor era is always amazing

  • the ergon

    June 10th, 2021 - 8:01pm

    Have they managed to coax ysanne churchman back i wonder? I do hope so, she too is advancing towards her centenery. Get her why,llst they can.

    • Coleman

      June 10th, 2021 - 8:08pm

      Yes, alot of the original Dr who Cast and Crew are getting old now or are no longer with us ergon. Just been reading the other two recent posts about behind the scenes DVDs , and noticed theirs an interview with Damaris Hayman whos only just passed away.

    • the ergon

      June 10th, 2021 - 10:12pm

      Arnold Yarrow who played bellal is 101. The oldest living classic series actor. not many get to that grand old age coleman. It was sad to hear of Damaris’ passing. I might seek out the DVD Return to devils end, if thats the correct title.
      Pleased David troughtons returning as King peladon. Would be complete if he had Alpha centauri and his young daughter in waiting, Thalira joining him on these adventures.

    • Coleman

      June 11th, 2021 - 11:52am

      Speaking of Bella, would make a great figure for Harrops to attempt or Eaglemoss!

    • the ergon

      June 11th, 2021 - 9:15pm

      Was bella, bellals other half coleman? LOL.

    • Coleman

      June 12th, 2021 - 6:52pm

      Yes, that’s the one.

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