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May 9th, 2024 3 comments

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Big Finish The Fourth Doctor Adventures Dominant Species

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The Dominators and Quarks are coming

Tom Baker faces old enemies in the forthcoming Doctor Who – The Fourth Doctor Adventures box set of full-cast audio drama from Big Finish Productions.

In the 1968 Doctor Who TV serial, The Dominators, the First Doctor encountered the eponymous augmented humanoids, conquerors and self-proclaimed masters of the ten galaxies. By their side were robotic servants, the Quarks.

Now, they’re back, in The Fourth Doctor Adventures: Dominant Species, a brand-new box set of audio adventures due for release in September 2024. The Dominators and Quarks have enslaved the population of Taleeria but arriving with a spanner to put in their works are the TARDIS team of the Fourth Doctor (played by Tom Baker), Harry Sullivan (Christopher Naylor) and Naomi Cross (Eleanor Crooks).

This box set also reveals key moments in the journey of this Doctor’s current companions. The opening two-parter, The Face in the Storm, explores Naomi’s ancestry during a trip to the past. Then the four-part Dominant Species reveals how the two come to leave the Fourth Doctor… and start their adventures with the Seventh.

Doctor Who – The Fourth Doctor Adventures: Dominant Species is now available to pre-order as a collector’s edition 3-disc CD box set (+ download for just £19.99) or as a digital download only (for just £16.99), exclusively at

The two new adventures for the Fourth Doctor and his companions are:

The Face in the Storm by Sarah Grochala

  • 1916 and the TARDIS has landed in the cargo hold of the SS Maycrest, a ship transporting soldiers across the Atlantic. Except that’s not all that’s being transported across the ocean. Because the Doctor and his friends find a strange crate in the hold, a crate that’s unnaturally cold. But the contents of the crate are not the ship’s biggest secret. Nor it’s deadliest threat…

Dominant Species by John Dorney

  • It has been a long time since the invasion of Taleeria. The population is enslaved and subject entirely to the will of the conquerors – the Dominators and their deadly robot servants, the Quarks. The Doctor, Harry and Naomi stumble into this perilous scenario and are soon separated… but freeing the people of Taleeria should be business as usual, shouldn’t it? Where the Dominators are concerned, things may not be so simple…

The Dominators are voiced by Clive Wood (Press Gang), Clive Hayward (The Windsors), and Joseph Kloska (The Crown). Also in the box set’s guest cast are Indra Ové (Sex Education), Polly Kemp (The Thick of It), and Rosalyn Landor (The Devil Rides Out).

Producer David Richardson said: “Naomi and Harry’s journeys with the Fourth Doctor are heading to their end – we know where they go next, but how do they get there? Dominant Species throws danger and secrets from the past at the two companions, as destiny awaits on the planet Taleeria.”

Dominant Species concludes The Fourth Doctor Adventures Series 13 and its story arc following Harry and Naomi’s journeys with this Doctor. All three of the box sets in this series (Storm of the Sea Devils, Metamorphosis, and Dominant Species) can be pre-ordered together in a bundle for just £54 (collector’s edition CD + download) or £48 (digital download only).

All the above prices include the special pre-order discount and are subject to change after general release.

Please note: the collector’s edition CD box set is strictly limited to 1,500 copies and will not be repressed.

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



  • Cully’s Pal

    May 14th, 2024 - 8:58pm

    Quite interesting to see Harry as a Dominator . I always thought that shell was supposed to be part of the Dominator’s vertebrae.

  • Andy R

    May 9th, 2024 - 8:33pm

    I now wish it was the First Doctor meeting the quarks (as per the first part of the blurb) 🙂

  • Auton

    May 9th, 2024 - 7:19pm

    Love the cover! Looking forward to this


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