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June 26th, 2020 12 comments

Big Finish – Gallifrey: Time War 4 – Rassilon Returns

It is the end but the moment has been prepared for. The Gallifrey: Time War saga draws to a deadly conclusion in a brand-new box set of full-cast audio adventures, coming soon.The Time Lords and the Daleks have opposed one another across millennia.

But now, as their conflict tips into an all-out Time War, nowhere across the universe of space time is safe.Many familiar names will be returning for this final reckoning, due for release in February 2021, including Louise Jameson (Leela), Pippa Bennett-Warner (Livia), Seán Carlsen (Narvin), Miles Richardson (Braxiatel), Samuel Clemens (Mantus) and Nicholas Briggs as the Daleks. Plus, actor Richard Armitage joins the worlds of Doctor Who for the first time as he assumes the role of the legendary Rassilon, Lord President of the Time Lords, in his latest incarnation.

Gallifrey: TimeWar 4 is now available to pre-order at the special price of £22.99 as a collector’s edition five-disc CD box set or £19.99 as a download, exclusively from

Romana is lost to the Time War though Leela and Narvin still fight to survive.A resistance, caught between Rassilon’s fury and the Dalek Emperor’s mania, have a desperate plan to stop the conflict.Everything ends. And for some on Gallifrey, the Time War will soon be over.

This final chapter of Gallifrey: Time War features four climactic stories:

  • Deception by Lisa McMullin
  • Dissolution by Lou Morgan
  • Beyond by David Llewellyn
  • Homecoming by Matt Fitton

Producer / Director Scott Handcock said: “It’s been a pleasure to induct Richard Armitage into the Doctor Whouniverse! He’s such a brilliant actor. I loved him in Hannibal and most recently The Stranger, plus of course Big Finish’s own adaptation of The Martian Invasion of Earth, so he’d been on my wish list for a while. I’d just been waiting for the right role to come along. And he’s fantastic as Rassilon: powerful, headstrong and overflowing with self-conviction. ”

Actor Richard Armitage said: “Rassilonis one of those defining spines of this lore. I’ve watched enough sci-fi to know that there has to be an omnipotent being that has a self-aggrandising mental state which puts him above everybody else, like a malevolent, maniacal dictator. “I grew up with Doctor Who. The Daleks and the Cybermen were definitely my ‘hiding behind the sofa’ baddies. But I loved being frightened. Tom Baker was my Doctor Who. He had that voice. In a way, what I have tried to do with Rassilon is a little bit Tom Baker-esque.”

Gallifrey: Time War 4 is now available to pre-order at the special price of £22.99 as a collector’s edition five-disc CD box set or £19.99 as a download, exclusively from the Big Finish website.

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  • Doctor Sti

    June 27th, 2020 - 5:56pm

    Is this a new time war series? Does it connect to the gallifrey series (was a thing) or does it stand alone

    • Doctor Stu

      June 27th, 2020 - 6:50pm

      That message was a mess, here’s what I was trying to say

      This is part 4 of the new time war series isn’t it? And I was wondering if I need to have listened to the Gallifrey series to know what’s going on (I might be wrong thinking there’s a Gallifrey series but there’s definitely a long running series that’s similar) do they connect?

    • Whofan44

      June 28th, 2020 - 1:07am

      This is part 4 of the Gallifrey Time War series so it does connect to the previous 3 volumes

    • TARDIS_H63

      June 28th, 2020 - 12:45pm

      I’m pretty sure he is talking about the other 8 series…

    • Whofan44

      June 28th, 2020 - 2:32pm

      Well is specifically mentioned if he needed to listen to the Gallifrey Time War series. It read to me like he did not know this was vol 4 of the Gallifrey Time War series.

  • masterdoctorten

    June 27th, 2020 - 5:51pm

    No Romana / Lalla Ward?

    • Anonymous

      June 27th, 2020 - 5:54pm

      Time War 3 explains why

    • Mac

      July 2nd, 2020 - 9:15pm

      Plus she’s moved to Hong Kong. Remote recording will be the future.

  • Robert Barker

    June 27th, 2020 - 8:17am

    So rasilons new regeneration cycle is:

    2.Timothy dalton (end of time)
    3. The guy from hell bent/heaven sent

    • Anonymous

      June 27th, 2020 - 9:07am

      Your missing terrance hardiman, gallifey time war 2 showed he was the 1st new rassilon and started his regeneration at the end.

  • Phasergrim

    June 26th, 2020 - 7:54pm

    It only makes sense Richard Armitage play Rassilon. After all, IS HE NOT THE KING!?!?

  • James17

    June 26th, 2020 - 5:58pm

    Armitage will be such a good Rassilon


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