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August 21st, 2020 14 comments

Big Finish The Diary of River Song Volume 8

Due for release in January 2021, Alex Kingston stars in The Diary of River Song series eight–four new full-cast audio dramas featuring the Doctor’s wife on her travels through time and space.

Time-travelling archaeologist and adventurer River Song has met many of the Doctor’s incarnations on screen, plus even more in audio, and in this latest series she will run into a few more characters very familiar to Big Finish Doctor Who listeners.

As exclusively revealed in Doctor Who Magazine issue 555 (in shops from 20 August 2020), Alex Kingston is back in The Diary of River Song series eightalongside Salome Haertel (as android Rachel), Derek Griffiths (as 24thcentury war criminal, Annam Henic), John Leeson (as the Doctor’s favourite robot dog, K9) Tracy Wiles (as robot cat, FE-LINE) and Nicholas Briggs as The Mechonoids. Plus, in a spectacular return to the worlds of Doctor Who, Big Finish regular Jane Slavin reprises the role of Anya Kingdom, Space Security Service officer, who this time is on a rescue mission with a difference.

The Diary of River Song series eight is now available to pre-order at the special price of £24.99as a collector’s edition four-disc CD box set or £19.99as a download, exclusively from the Big Finish website: It’s River and robots! Professor River Song is an expert in many things, but her tech skills are tested in these encounters with robotic friends and foes.Over the course of four episodes River will battle Mechonoids on an ice world, meet K9 in a ‘forever home’… and help a treasured android friend discover her destiny in the stars.

The box set comprises four new adventures:

  • Slight Glimpses of Tomorrow by James Goss
  • A Brave New Worldby Tracy Ann Baines
  • A Forever Homeby Alfie Shaw
  • Queen of the Mechonoids by Jonathan Morris

The Diary of River Song series eightcan now be pre-ordered exclusively from the Big Finish website at the special price of £24.99as a collector’s edition four-disc CD box set or £19.99as a download.

Alex Kingston will be reunited with her TV husband David Tennant in the forthcoming Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor and River Song, which is also available to pre-order now and is due for release in November 2020.

Categorised under: Big Finish, CD, spin-offs


  • Coleman

    August 23rd, 2020 - 10:42am

    Most comments are about the robot cat, but the strange thing to me is having three different K9s in one story.

  • Master of M

    August 22nd, 2020 - 3:37pm

    Shame they couldn’t have used Splinx the robot cat from Mines of Terror

  • Anonymous

    August 22nd, 2020 - 1:31pm

    Would’ve preferred kit-10 to fe-line but that’s just me moaning lol

    • Rick Astley

      August 22nd, 2020 - 3:33pm

      Nah man, Kit-10 sounds much better than fe-line.

    • The Fishmonger

      August 22nd, 2020 - 10:35pm

      That’s genius

  • daz

    August 22nd, 2020 - 10:17am

    Although I don’t get BF stuff I love this cover. And fact River meets all 3 K-9’s from classic who is a great idea.

    Recently bought 2 more K-9’s for my CO display so I have all 4 now.

  • Chris

    August 21st, 2020 - 8:28pm

    So is FE-LINE gonna be River’s own version of K9 that goes on her travels with her?

  • Anonymous

    August 21st, 2020 - 6:35pm

    What is Feline the robot cat? Any images of this?

  • Anonymous

    August 21st, 2020 - 6:26pm

    This is so insane. I love it!.

  • Nick

    August 21st, 2020 - 5:53pm

    This looks brilliant!!! Mechanoids! Derek Griffiths as well!!! He is fabulous!!!! What a great cast!!!

  • Coleman

    August 21st, 2020 - 5:48pm

    Another nice cover.

  • Mrs Croot

    August 21st, 2020 - 5:38pm

    The 3 K9s! The story we’ve been wanting ever since the audio where K9 MKI AND MKII talk to each other!

    • James Wallace

      August 21st, 2020 - 7:22pm

      Which ones that? Sounds interesting

    • Anonymous

      August 22nd, 2020 - 4:08am

      The gallifrey series

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