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March 5th, 2021 24 comments

Big Finish The Ninth Doctor Adventures Volume 01

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Due for release in May 2021, Doctor Who – The Ninth Doctor Adventures: Ravagersis a full-cast audio drama box set comprising three fantastic stories all written by Big Finish’s Creative Director, Nicholas Briggs.

Joining Christopher Eccleston on his first audio odyssey through time and space are Camilla Beeput as Nova, a galley chef from the Sphere of Freedom enlisted by the Doctor to stop a dastardly plan, and Jayne McKenna as Audrey, the oldest gamer in Freedom City (although there may be more to her than meets the eye).

Doctor Who –The Ninth Doctor Adventures: Ravagers is now available for pre-order exclusively at the Big Finish website, from just £19.99.

Due for release in May 2021, Doctor Who – The Ninth Doctor Adventures: Ravagers features three tales written by Big Finish’s Creative Director, Nicholas Briggs, and sees the Doctor on a voyage of discovery once more with new friends and adventures.

Alongside the previously-announced Camilla Beeput as Nova and Jayne McKenna as Audrey, this full-cast audio drama box set also teams Christopher Eccleston up with Jamie Parker (Callan, Harry Potter and The Cursed Child) as Captain Halloran, Dan Starkey (The Paternoster Gang, Jago & Litefoot & Strax) as Marcus Aurelius Gallius, Ben Lee (Holmes & Watson) as Lieutenant Farraday, and Clare Corbett (Jenny – The Doctor’s Daughter) as the terrifying Ravagers.

On the Sphere of Freedom, the Doctor is about to shut down an evil Immersive Games business empire. He’s assisted by a valiant galley chef called Nova. But his plan spectacularly fails…

Now, the Doctor must fight back to discover what could have caused everything to go so badly wrong. His journey takes him via Piccadilly Circus in 1959, Belgium 1815 and far flung future worlds where machine intelligences regard sentient life as mere biofuel.

Where does the mysterious old-timer Audrey fit in? Is the alien beverage Charganzi safe to drink? And is there really anything the Doctor can do to stop the entire universe from being devoured?

The three terrific tales are as follows:

Sphere of Freedom

On the Sphere of Freedom, the Doctor is about to shut down an evil Immersive Games business empire. He’s assisted by a valiant galley chef called Nova. But his plan spectacularly fails… And who exactly is Audrey?


Nova is dislocated in time while the Time Eddies are out of control. Meanwhile, the Doctor is about to face the end of the universe. Or is that just the Battle of Waterloo?

Food Fight

The TARDIS is starting to get a little crowded! Audrey finds herself haunted by a ghostly Doctor.

Christopher Eccleston said; “It was lovely coming back to play the role again, due to Nicholas’s writing. I was surprised at how very quickly I seemed to recall the choices I made fifteen years ago. It was an odd experience; the Ninth Doctor’s still hanging around.”

Nicholas Briggs added: “It’s been an honour working with Chris again –it’s truly thrilling to hear him in studio, inhabiting the Ninth Doctor like he’d never been away! Writing and directing Doctor Who stories never gets old for me, and I’m so excited for people to hear what we’ve been up to.“It’s been a delight to kick off The Ninth Doctor Adventures series with Chris, and I know that my fellow writers and directors are cooking up some great stuff for the next box set.”

Doctor Who fans worldwide can now pre-order all four volumes of The Ninth Doctor Adventures, which are available in three formats – collector’s edition CD, digital download or limited edition gatefold triple LP vinyl – exclusively from the Big Finish website.

Big Finish listeners can save by pre-ordering a bundle of the entire series for just £88 (as a collector’s edition box set) or £78 (as a download).

Doctor Who – The Ninth Doctor Adventures triple LP vinyls are strictly limited to a pressing of 1,000 per volume, and can be pre-ordered at £35.99 each, or £132 for the bundle of all four albums, again exclusively at the Big Finish website.

Please note: the vinyl editions do not include any behind-the-scenes extras.Please note that Big Finish is currently operating a digital-first release schedule. The mail-out of collector’s edition CDs and limited edition vinyl LPs may be delayed due to factors beyond our control, 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.

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  • Anonymous

    March 6th, 2021 - 2:40pm

    Yes! Christopher Eccleston in big finish as the 9th doctor!

  • Dalekz

    March 6th, 2021 - 12:36am

    Hope this time around he gets to volume 2

    • Anonymous

      March 6th, 2021 - 12:00pm

      He is. I’m hoping that after volume 4, he stays for a volume 5, 6, 7, 8 and so on.

  • DPHill

    January 14th, 2021 - 7:18pm

    wanna see him against the war master or missy and love to see the vcybermen and 9!!

    • Vortexsurfer

      March 5th, 2021 - 8:34pm

      Nice as it would be for the Ninth Doctor to meet a Master, wouldn’t that stop him being surprised in Utopia? Unless they use the old Big Finish trope of wiping his memory at the end of the story of course.

    • Sam

      March 6th, 2021 - 11:26am

      Or they can specify its a pre-time war master who the doctor has just happened to bump into. Maybe play on the fact that 9 sees his friend/rival ‘die’ in the future, have him grateful to see the master in but nostalgic and sad because he must once again stop his plan.

  • Doctor Mysterio

    January 11th, 2021 - 1:22pm

    He’s back! And it’s about time. Big Finish have worked wonders here – thanks to Mr Briggs especially for keep flying the flag – and welcome back to Chris. Let’s hope for lots more adventures for Nine!

  • Coleman

    January 11th, 2021 - 11:53am

    I’m glad he’s come back to Dr Who

  • Michael Parsons

    January 11th, 2021 - 9:29am

    congratulations to Christopher Eccleston for making my year already for coming back massive doctor fan and Chris is the icing on the cake never say never regarding doctor who he was brilliant as the doctor and I am sure that these audio/s will be fantastic big finish has more output of doctor who than tv well done

  • The Fishmonger

    January 10th, 2021 - 6:54pm

    There are 4 volumes initially, I so hope that at least one of them would get Billie back. It seems unlikely but I can hope

    • Anonymous

      March 6th, 2021 - 2:12pm

      She has already recorded her own spin off series as well as recording with DT in the 10th Doctor Adventures so no reason why she can come back. Only problem with Billie now is her voice is completely different. It seems she us unable to replicate that South London accent now. When she did the 10th Doctor adventures she sounded too posh.

  • Dalekz

    January 10th, 2021 - 1:36pm

    Welcome back number 9!

  • Anonymous

    January 10th, 2021 - 1:52am

    Hope we get a set with Chris Billie and John!

  • Mac

    January 9th, 2021 - 9:28pm

    I reckon it’s set between The Doctor leaving Rose and Mickey in the alley, before coming back for Rose.

    • BeeptheMeep

      January 9th, 2021 - 9:54pm

      Nah, it’ll just be before Series 1

    • Doctor Stu

      January 10th, 2021 - 12:33am

      Yeh it’s got to be before series 1. That alley scene is basically two halves of a sentence. Him coming back to say ‘oh and by the way it travels in time as well’ it wouldn’t make sense if there was a big gap of adventures in between

    • MJS

      January 10th, 2021 - 1:47pm

      Or…..some adventures with one off companions makes him realise he could do with a regular one a d goes back to when he left Rose “oh by the way…..”

    • Anonymous

      January 10th, 2021 - 2:10pm

      Yes MJS

  • George

    August 12th, 2020 - 1:44pm

    It kind of takes the excitement out of it by declaring that there are going to be four series, before the first one has been released.

    • Anonymous

      August 13th, 2020 - 8:06am

      No it shows that it isnt just a one of boxset, it does the complete opposite and makes it more exciting

    • SamWho

      January 9th, 2021 - 9:16pm

      How does more make you less excited? And They do 4 sets lots

    • Anonymous

      January 9th, 2021 - 10:04pm

      And it could possibly be extended like the war master, the robots and presumably time war sets were.

    • Anonymous

      January 10th, 2021 - 12:39am

      But we knew that

  • Crosby

    August 10th, 2020 - 5:11am

    Can’t wait for these sets


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