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February 21st, 2024 1 comment

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Big Finish The Paternoster Gang The Casebook of Paternoster Row

Tom Baker joins The Paternoster Gang

The Fourth Doctor is headed to Victorian London to make an appearance in the next box set of The Paternoster Gang’s crime-fighting escapades.

Madame Vastra (Neve McIntosh), Jenny (Catrin Stewart) and Strax (Dan Starkey) have three brand-new full-cast audio mysteries to solve in The Casebook of Paternoster Row, due for release in April from Big Finish Productions.

Joining them in the first of the three adventures is the Fourth Doctor (played by Tom Baker). Producer David Richardson said: “There’s a cuckoo in the nest at Paternoster Row, and an alien time and space traveller passing through Victorian London. The Fourth Doctor crashes into Vastra’s life – and listening to the scenes featuring Tom Baker and Neve McIntosh is an absolute thrill.”

Actor Neve McIntosh added: “Acting with Tom Baker has been something I’ve wanted to do for so long. He was my Doctor growing up, from when I was hiding behind the sofa.”

The Paternoster Gang: Trespassers – The Casebook of Paternoster Row 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

In Victorian England, the Great Detective, Madame Vastra, her resourceful spouse, Jenny Flint, and their loyal valet, Strax, solve conundrums, fight injustice and capture criminals – but an enemy has taken up residence undetected. Vastra believes trespassers are close at hand, and seeks out clues in some of the Gang’s previous cases…

The three investigations puzzling the trio are:

Anne of a Thousand Light Years by James Kettle

  • The course of true love never does run smooth – especially when it involves a high-born young lady, a humble farmhand and extra-terrestrial chameleons on the lookout for breeding stock. Will Lady Anne Warminster marry the man of her dreams? Will the amorphous Glossophants secure their chosen spawn bride? Will Jenny ever finish reading a novel by Anthony Trollope? In the heart of the English countryside, the Gang tackle an assignment involving romance, skulduggery, and horse manure.

Pater Noster by Gary Russell

  • Something is hiding in the sewers of London, picking off the poor and lost souls who live down there… Madame Vastra opens a case file that takes her back to her early days and a Life Task that must be finally fulfilled. A case where she and her friends face death from an enemy capable of shredding matter into echoing screams…

The Gentlemen Thieves by Lauren Mooney & Stewart Pringle

  • Vastra reviews the case of a ‘one-man crime wave’ – break-ins and burglaries, committed by the same handsome and daring thief, even when they were committed at exactly the same time. Unravelling the secrets of these doppelganger ne’er-do-wells, the Gang touch on the fringes of a bigger conspiracy. But as Vastra recalls the past, the dangers of the present are closing in.

This box set also marks the Big Finish debut of actor Cassian Bilton who TV viewers will recognise from from Apple TV’s hit series, Foundation.

Big Finish listeners can save money by pre-ordering all four volumes in the Trespassers series in a bundle for just £76 (collector’s edition CD box set + download) or £66 (download only).

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

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1 comment

  • The Fishmonger

    February 21st, 2024 - 6:08pm

    Looks like fun. Give me anything with Tom Baker in it at this point


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