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February 12th, 2021 23 comments

Big Finish Lady Christina Adventures Series 2

First seen on screen in 2009’s Doctor Who story, Planet of the Dead, aristocratic adventurer Lady Christina de Souza is back in a brand new, full-cast audio drama series due for release in July 2021.

Starring Michelle Ryan (EastEnders, Doctor Who, Bionic Woman), Lady Christina series 2 comprises three new thrill-seeking stories, as the jetsetting action heroine travels to a land down under, discovers historical treasures and grapples with difficult family decisions.

Actor Michelle Ryan said: “Lady Christina is someone who’s very capable and independent. Like a cat, she does have nine lives, I really think. People seem to really respond to her.


“It’s so great to put her boots back on, and get back in the studio and have a little play. Everyone’s bringing their A-game. The writing’s really good. I’ve really had a brilliant time.”

Lady Christina 2 is now available to pre-order as a collector’s edition box set or download, from just £16.99, exclusively at www.bigfinish.com.

Jetsetter, adventurer, and owner of a very unusual London bus, Lady Christina de Souza is travelling the globe and catching up with the rellies.

First, a treasure hunt with her reprobate father in the Indian Ocean. Then, a flying visit to the Australian outback in search of a lost Great Aunt…

But Sam Bishop and Jacqui McGee of UNIT are on her trail. As one reunion takes a dangerous turn, Christina has a hard decision to make – for the good of the family!

The three new fantastic tales in this series are:

The Wreck by James Goss

When Christina joins her father on a cruise off the coast of Zanzibar, she is surprised to meet his new fiancée Bunny. But Lord Alfred has his eyes on another trophy altogether. An underwater shipwreck, containing treasures as deadly as they are beautiful… Are the de Souzas ready to pay the price to bring them to the surface?

Walkabout by Sarah Grochala

In need of respite, Christina seeks out her Great Aunt Eugenia, and finds herself looking for answers in the Australian outback. Has her aunt really been abducted by aliens?What secrets lie within the Jajutuma crater? And why are Sam Bishop and Jacqui McGee of UNIT on Christina’s trail?

Long Shot by John Dorney

Royal Northcote: highlight of the racing calendar. Lady Christina hopes for a win, as do Sam Bishop and Jacqui McGee, looking into some mysterious deaths. With secret agents and rogue family members on the scene, an assassin closes in on their target. But Lady Christina is at her best when the odds are stacked against her

Director Helen Goldwyn said: “These scripts and these characters are fantastic; really capturing the spirit of the first series but also adding new twists and dimensions. These new stories also do real justice to the multi-layered character of Lady Christina. There’s so much comedy but then there’s also lots of dark, gruesome moments!”

The series also features guest appearances from Warren Brown (Luther, Good Cop), Tracy Wiles (Intrigo: Samaria) and William Gaminara (Silent Witness).

Lady Christina 2 is now available to pre-order as a collector’s edition box set or download, exclusively from the Big Finish website, from just £16.99.


Categorised under: Big Finish, CD, spin-offs

23 comments

  • Max Kennedy

    February 15th, 2021 - 10:16pm

    I like the cover.

    I hope they bring back the Novel Adaptation Range but with the EDA’s & PDA’s. That’d be Fantastic!

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  • Anonymous

    February 13th, 2021 - 4:39pm

    Warren Brown being on this in his Praxeus outfit is the first 13th Doctor era crossover, right?

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    • SamWho

      February 13th, 2021 - 6:53pm

      It must be & the perfect one to start

    • Anonymous

      February 13th, 2021 - 10:00pm

      No they can’t touch 13s episodes yet

    • Gordon

      February 14th, 2021 - 10:09am

      His character is called Sam brown. He was in volume 1 of lady Christina and the unit box sets.
      His character on praxeus was called jake Willis so it’s not the same character

    • Anonymous

      February 14th, 2021 - 3:41pm

      Yes, he is playing Sam Bishop, not the same costume from praxeus either.

  • Coleman

    February 12th, 2021 - 5:03pm

    When you talk about great eye-catching covers, this as to be on top. Wow.

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  • Dalek z

    October 19th, 2020 - 5:59pm

    I wish we had got a action figure for her too

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  • Eddie Gilbert

    October 18th, 2020 - 9:33pm

    The first series was one of my favourites in recent years

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  • Doctor Mysterio

    October 16th, 2020 - 10:52pm

    No news on the next New Earth boxset then? I’m guessing that one didn’t do so well.

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    • Auton

      October 17th, 2020 - 8:04am

      Perhaps they should do a Peladon boxset instead

    • Doctor Mysterio

      October 19th, 2020 - 10:47pm

      Now that would be good!

  • Anonymous

    October 16th, 2020 - 10:29pm

    I hope we get another Jenny box set too!

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  • Anonymous

    October 16th, 2020 - 9:00pm

    I am honestly surprised. I didn’t hear much buzz on the first boxset.

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  • Auton

    October 16th, 2020 - 6:41pm

    Another interesting boxset

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    • Anonymous

      October 16th, 2020 - 10:30pm

      I hope we get another Jenny box set too!

  • Anonymous

    October 16th, 2020 - 4:25pm

    Does everything have to have Goss and Dorney as writers

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    • Anonymous

      October 17th, 2020 - 10:36am

      It doesn’t have to but it should- they’re great writers

    • mark687

      October 18th, 2020 - 6:51am

      Does everything have to be box sets? What happened to just 4 25 minute episodes? Everything has to be four one hour episodes. Or, to be precise, four sets of four hour-long episodes.

    • Auton

      October 18th, 2020 - 8:37am

      Big Finish like their box sets, it’s because it’s cheaper to make boxset rather than individual releases. I prefer the 2 hour 4 part stories more but 1 hour stories are good as well. For this boxset it should be 1 hour stories but for all the classic doctor who releases it should be 2 hour 4 part stories.

    • mark687

      October 19th, 2020 - 2:57pm

      It may work out cheaper for them to make boxsets, but it’s more expensive for fans.
      I wonder how many boxsets were originally just 4 regular episodes, which were then stretched/padded out to make a boxset (or to make four boxsets)?

      Regards

      mark687

    • Anonymous

      February 14th, 2021 - 9:35pm

      Well the four 25 to 30 minute episodes was the monthly range, the first doctor adventures etc. This is only 3 one hour adventures, and as it follows the modern big finish era format, of the story being one shot. Also it’s not more expensive for fans as the it’s being sold for 20 pound, while one monthly range would be 15.

  • Deano

    October 16th, 2020 - 4:13pm

    Excellent news given up on another series as it will have been 3 years by time of next release come July 2021 but worth the wait just a shame it’s 3 stories this time instead of 4 but better than nothing.
    Just waiting for the announcement now of Charlie Pollard vol 3 which is in the works and has been for some time.
    Hopefully there do more Jenny,Rose & Donna at some point .

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