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Big Finish The Third Doctor Adventures Revolution in Space

Third Doctor Revolution

You say you want a revolution? Then Big Finish Productions is going to give you exactly that in a brand-new full cast audio drama box set due for release in February 2024. The Third Doctor Adventures return with a six part tale, Revolution in Space, as Tim Treloar once again fills the frilly shirt and cloak of the Doctor (as originally portrayed on television by Jon Pertwee).

Sadie Miller rejoins him as Sarah Jane Smith, the role her beloved mum Elisabeth Sladen first portrayed on television in 1974, to recreate a classic TARDIS team on audio encountering new dangers in the far future. The Doctor and Sarah find themselves in an asteroid, on the outer reaches of Earth’s solar system. It’s the future, and humans have colonised this inhospitable place, to mine vital minerals to supply their home planet. However, links with Earth are becoming ever more strained, and forces within the colony are seeking independence. Revolution is in the air. Meanwhile, in the deepest chambers of the asteroid, a powerful force is emerging. Its influence is growing rapidly. But how will it affect Sarah Jane Smith and her place in future history?

Doctor Who – The Third Doctor Adventures: Revolution in Space is now available to pre-order as a collector’s edition CD box set (+ download for just £22.99) or a digital download only (for just £18.99), exclusively from

Writer Jonathan Morris said: “If you think of Colony in Space and Frontier in Space as the first two thirds of a trilogy… then here’s the final third. It’s Doctor Who doing 1970s ‘hard-SF’; all about the politics of future Earth colonies (and how they parallel the politics of today). A densely-plotted thriller!”

Producer Heather Challands added: “We’re back with another six-parter, a wonderful homage to the original Third Doctor era, and I’m always really excited with what new stories we can tell with this nostalgic format. This story is very political, with growing tensions, growing rebellion and growing telepathic powers. Jonny has done a top-notch job with his script and it’s just classic sci-fi.”

Director and script editor Nick Briggs enthused: “Tim and Sadie are on top form here, with Sadie sounding uncannily more and more like her mum. We’ve got a great cast who really bonded in studio, and our main villain, Zyla Kalstein, is a truly chilling piece of voice work from the BAFTA Award-winning Juliet Aubrey. She’s terrifying!”

Juliet Aubrey herself added: “I’ve worked with Nick before, I think he’s a fantastic director. I really like playing villains, and Doctor Who’s such good fun. When I read the script, I absolutely loved it, because it was so clear on what we’re doing to our planet at the moment. There are references to how people on Earth have messed it up so much so there is nothing left.”

The excellent guest cast also includes Richard James (Governor Rogan), David Dobson (Tribune
Foyle), Barry Aird (Operator Rellak), Robert Whitelock (Operator Goole), Anna Crichlow (Officer
Miro), Charlie Norfolk (Dr Annis Gottfried), Tom Alexander (Mullins) and Harry Myers (Operator

Big Finish listeners can save money by purchasing this box set and The Third Doctor Adventures: 2024B (title TBA) due for release in October 2024, together in a bundle for just £44 (collector’s edition CD box set + download) or £36 (download only). Alternatively, listeners can buy this series as part of a bundle of all 15 Classic Doctor Who box sets due in 2024 for £294 (collector’s edition CD box set + download) or £252 (download only). Similarly, a bundle containing 12 Classic Doctor Who 2024 box sets is available from £204.

Please note: these special introductory bundle pre-order prices are discounted for 2023 only and guaranteed until 02 January 2024. All the above prices include the special pre-order discount and are subject to change after general release. Please note that Big Finish is currently operating a digital-first release schedule. The mailout of collector’s edition CDs will be delayed, 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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  • Snowman

    December 6th, 2023 - 5:41pm

    I love the Artwork that goes into these Big Finish releases.

  • Rex F

    December 6th, 2023 - 2:39pm

    Re. The cover art: Heads too big or helmets too small?

    • Pertwee’s Pyjamas

      December 6th, 2023 - 2:47pm

      Both, and faces pushed up against the faceplates! Not very good…

    • Fred

      December 6th, 2023 - 4:14pm

      An excellent question. *Probably* heads too big, but I think it’s more the angle that’s wrong. Not sure it’s possible for Pert’s head to be in that position and at that angle?

    • Neil

      December 7th, 2023 - 9:21am

      The cover is horrible. It’s strange, they do some really really beautiful covers then every so often you get a clunker like this one.

  • Doctor Mysterio

    December 6th, 2023 - 1:47pm

    I love this range – and this one sounds like another guilty pleasure. Keep these coming they are excellent.


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