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May 22nd, 2020 12 comments

Big Finish – Master!


Call him… Master! It’s been 24 years since his first appearance fighting Paul McGann’s Eighth Doctor. Now he’s back! And it’s about time!

Eric Roberts returns to play the Master, as originally seen in the 1996 TV Movie, Doctor Who. Now he’s escaped the Time Vortex to wreak havoc upon the universe in his very own box set of brand new, full-cast audio adventures, due for release in March 2021.

Along the way, he’ll meet old enemies, new companions and the universe’s most glamorous and dangerous bounty hunter, Vienna Salvatori (a special guest appearance by Chase Masterson).

MASTER! is now available for pre-order as a collector’s edition three-disc box set (on CD at £19.99) and as a digital download (at £16.99), exclusively from

Abandoned in the Vortex, the Master’s lost incarnation is about to be thrown a lifeline.

Earth rebuilds in the aftermath of invasion, and power rests with those who innovate. Genius Lila Kreeg makes a deal with the devil to see her dreams fulfilled.

As the Master returns, there are those – like Vienna Salvatori – who wish to hunt him, and those upon whom he wishes vengeance himself…

The Master will be doing his dastardly deeds in three thrilling new stories:

  • Faustian by Robert Valentine
  • Prey by Robert Whitelock
  • Vengeance by Matt Fitton

Director, Jamie Anderson, said: “Entering this Blade Runner-esque world with the TV Movie Master was a real thrill for me, and it’s been a joy to hear our brilliant cast interacting with the effortlessly evil Eric Roberts. The future this writing trio have created is a thrilling place to adventure for three one-hour stories, and listeners are in for a treat when they get to meet the future Earth’s characters – both good and evil.

Producer, David Richardson added: “The Master continues his cunning plan, by stealth, to take over the Big Finish release schedule – we have the War Master, we have Missy, and now the Movie Master has his own box set, reaching out for help from the Time Vortex – and finding new allies and new foes. Think Killing Eve in a dystopian future and you may just get a taster of what this new direction for the Master looks like.”

MASTER! is now available for pre-order as a collector’s edition three-disc box set (on CD at £19.99) and as a digital download (at £16.99), exclusively from the Big Finish website.

Please note that Big Finish is currently operating a digital-first release schedule. The mailout of collector’s edition CDs will be delayed, 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, spin-offs


  • Bunter

    May 24th, 2020 - 11:01am

    I wonder what Eric Roberts really thinks of all this. I’m sure I remember a documentary where or article where he didn’t even really remember filming the TV Movie, he just remembered the really heavy costume! I think it may have been DWM. But he’s back, which is great. Wish we’d got Anthony Ainley on audio before he passed.

    • M

      May 24th, 2020 - 2:49pm

      They asked Ainley, he declined because someone at Big Finish wrote a bad review about him in Mark of the Rani.

  • Anonymous

    May 23rd, 2020 - 8:40am

    Wonder if he will dress for the occasion!

  • Anonymous

    May 22nd, 2020 - 10:05pm

    Can we have McGann VS Eric Roberts series pretty please 🙂

    • Anonymous

      May 22nd, 2020 - 10:10pm

      It was good when those two met up in Day of the Master.

  • Anonymous

    May 22nd, 2020 - 9:50pm

    I met Chase Masterson at Big Finish Day last year and she was a lovely person. So I then listened to all the Vienna stuff Big Finish do, I would recommend it. This sounds brilliant also.

  • David Havers

    May 22nd, 2020 - 9:26pm

    Isn’t there a multi Master audio out next year.

    • Anonymous

      May 22nd, 2020 - 10:09pm

      Yes, Masterful.

  • bryan

    May 22nd, 2020 - 9:03pm

    Oh this should be Good. Always thought the Eric Roberts Master was a mere Cameo, on the BF releases. Wonderful, to get a whole box set.

    And Robert Valentine has had some fantastic Scripts, Matt Fitton and Robert Whitelock always Good.

    Never got into Vienna, so will be interesting to hear what she is like.

    with This in March 2021, and MASTERFUL the LTD 8 Disc* set in jan 2021 its going the be a brilliant Masterfest.

    * If we are back to CDs by then.

    • Anonymous

      May 22nd, 2020 - 9:16pm

      Nah he hasn’t been a cameo. He’s had plenty of screen time in his prior appearances

  • The Ergon

    May 22nd, 2020 - 5:56pm

    This sounds wonderful and great this master is getting his own audio adventures but so much coming so soon. it might have to go on the backburner as well.

  • Anonymous

    May 22nd, 2020 - 5:31pm



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