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January 31st, 2019 11 comments

Big Finish The Comic Strip Adaptations Volume 01

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1. Doctor Who and the Iron Legion adapted by Alan Barnes

1979 AD! Led by the terrible General Ironicus, the mighty Iron Legion – robot veterans of the Eternal War – have come, seen and conquered the English village of Stockbridge!

Caught up in the mayhem, the Doctor pursues the Legion back through the great Dimension Duct to their place of origin – an alternative Earth where Rome never fell…

But can he survive the horrors of the gladiatorial Hyp-Arena long enough to uncover the terrifying secret at the heart of the Galactic Roman Empire?

2. Doctor Who and the Star Beast adapted by Alan Barnes

1980 AD! In Yorkshire, the authorities have dismissed reports that an Unidentified Flying Object was seen plummeting towards the ground… moments before the explosion that destroyed the Blackcastle Steel Mills. After all, Blackcastle is the last place on Earth aliens would ever want to visit…

Local teenagers Sharon and Fudge know better. ’Cos they’ve found an actual space alien hiding in the allotments. He’s their alien. Their secret. And his name is… The Meep.

He’s not the only alien in Blackcastle, though. His pursuers, the terrible Wrarth Warriors, are on his trail, along with their unwitting accomplice: The Doctor!

From the comic strips written by Pat Mills and John Wagner, with art by Dave Gibbons

Written By: Alan Barnes
Directed By: Nicholas Briggs


Tom Baker (The Doctor), Rhianne Starbuck (Sharon), Brian Protheroe (General Ironicus / Milkman), Christine Kavanagh (Juno / Magog), Joseph Kloska (Morris / Centurion), Toby Longworth (Vesuvius / Grubb / Overseer), Luke Franks (Adolphus Caesar), Alistair Lock (Babiyon), Steve Hansell (Doug / Barbarius / Alien Guard), Esther Hall (Viv / Commentator), Ben Hunter (Fudge / UNIT Corporal), Bethan Dixon Bate (The Meep / Wrarth Surgeon), Angela Rippon (Newsreader), David Schaal (Inspector Zogroth / Bus Driver), Chris Walker-Thomson (Sergeant Zreeg / Councillor / UNIT Lieutenant), Sian Reeves (Mrs Higgins). Other parts played by members of the cast.

Producer Jamie Anderson
Script Editor Nicholas Briggs
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs

Categorised under: Big Finish, CD, Featured, The 4th Doctor


  • MaxPunk57

    February 23rd, 2019 - 9:57pm

    Does anyone here think there should be a Big Finish Audio CD checklist. Much like the Classic and new series DVD checklists? I think that’s a good idea.

  • bryan

    February 1st, 2019 - 2:41pm

    now with Trailer. Happy day.

    oh I do hope trailers are permited

  • Acefan2005

    January 31st, 2019 - 8:01pm

    I’m gonna get it when it comes out!

  • Anonymous

    January 31st, 2019 - 6:20pm

    Is Chris Walker-Thomson the YouTube Troughton/Capaldi impressionist?

    • Anonymous

      January 31st, 2019 - 7:22pm


    • James Woods

      January 31st, 2019 - 8:33pm

      Yes, that’s him.

    • The Outcast

      February 1st, 2019 - 2:56am


    • SJF

      February 1st, 2019 - 3:20am

      Yes but he won’t be playing either in this.

  • Dean Wells

    January 31st, 2019 - 4:16pm

    Just pre ordered from Amazon!!
    These two stories are very very special to me and I can’t wait for this!!!!!

  • MJS

    January 31st, 2019 - 3:07pm

    Actual Angela Rippon!!!! Awesome

    • bryan

      January 31st, 2019 - 10:26pm

      I know. I was as Excited about this, as I was about the whole thing, and That cover.

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