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July 4th, 2019 18 comments

Death and the Queen vinyl LP HMV Exclusive

Following the sell-out success of Big Finish Productions limited edition Doctor Who stories on vinyl records in HMV last year, the audio company has announced another exclusive collaboration.

HMV will launch Doctor Who:Death and the Queen starring David Tennant and Catherine Tate on 6thSeptember 2019. It will be released as a numbered limited edition of 1,250, on clear vinyl – only available in the UK.

Donna Noble has never been lucky in love. So when, one day, her prince does come, she is thrilled to have the wedding of all weddings to look forward to. Though the Doctor isn’t holding his breath for an invitation. And her future mother-in-law is certainly not amused. But on the big day itself, Donna finds her castle under siege from the darkest of forces, marching at the head of a skeleton army. When it looks like even the Doctor can’t save the day, what will Queen Donna do to save her people from Death itself?

David Tennant portrayed the Doctor on screen from 2005 until January 2010, returning to play alongside Matt Smith and John Hurt in the 50thAnniversary Special, The Day of the Doctor in 2013. Catherine Tate made her debut as Donna in December 2006, and after a series and two Christmas specials, she made her last appearance alongside David on 1stJanuary 2010.

Their on-screen partnership is generally regarded as one of the great high-points of the enduring Doctor Who phenomenon. 

Doctor Who – The Tenth Doctor Adventures:Death and the Queenwas written by James Goss and nominated for the best Audio Drama in the 22ndannual Audie Awards.

All of the stories in this first collection capture the feel of this era of Doctor Who, but James Goss’s finale also completely gets the “turn on a sixpence/dime” emotional writing that Russell T Davies brought to the series. It’s aided by David Tennant and Catherine Tate’s best performances, and sterling work from Alice Krige, Beth Chalmers and Blake Ritson as the inhabitants of the out-of-the-way kingdom that has had peace for 500 years… Sci-Fi Bulletin, review of Death and the Queen

Big Finish Productions is a production company and publisher who produce audio CDs, downloads and books. Best known for its range of Doctor Who plays (with its many spin-offs), Big Finish also produce a wide range of audio drama and audiobooks featuring the characters from Blake’s 7, Dark Shadows, 2000AD (Judge Dredd and Strontium Dog), Terrahawks, The Avengers, The Prisoner, Survivorsand TheOmega Factor, as well as classics such as HG Wells, Shakespeare, Sherlock Holmes, The Phantom of the Opera and Dorian Gray. Big Finish also produces original creations such as Graceless, Charlotte Pollard and The Adventures of Bernice Summerfield, plus the Big Finish Originals range featuring seven great new series including ATA Girl, Cicero, Jeremiah Bourne in Time, Shilling & Sixpence Investigateand Blind Terror.

The Tenth Doctor Adventures Volume 1 was released as a limited edition book-sized CD box set and download in May 2016, and also on standard CD in February 2017. It includes Death and the Queen and two further Tenth Doctor adventures.

CDs and downloads are available now from the Big Finish website

Categorised under: CD, Vinyl records


  • Darren

    September 6th, 2019 - 2:37pm

    Mine arrived in the post today, interestingly, mine is numbered…

  • Anonymous

    September 6th, 2019 - 12:45pm

    Mines dispatched on Tuesday but it didn’t come today. Do HMV mail with royal mail or do you use DPD for example. Or do HMV just take a while to deliver there orders?

    • booboo

      September 6th, 2019 - 12:50pm

      not sure how they operate now but i have seen people get them in the post today

  • Anonymous

    September 6th, 2019 - 8:30am

    Don’t forget this is out today

  • prototype dalek

    July 8th, 2019 - 12:27pm

    Just Pre-Ordered my copy

  • Jonathan

    July 7th, 2019 - 9:53am

    This was originally planned for a March release. But the financial problems put a stop to it.

    However, it was available if you telephoned them and ordered it over the phone (as the website was down).

    I bought my copy early April.

    It’s a lovely release.

  • Cymon

    July 4th, 2019 - 9:47pm

    I would definitely recommend pre ordering this as it will probably be in short supply on release day which is a Friday and you can order more than 1 copy. Don’t say you weren’t warned!!!

  • AT

    July 4th, 2019 - 3:53pm

    One of the best 10th Doctor audios.

  • Ste Carruthers

    July 4th, 2019 - 2:02pm

    Ordered mine from the website to save the chaos of trying to hunt one down!

  • Kevin225

    July 4th, 2019 - 1:53pm

    Will HMV be making this available for sale online as they did with Cold Vengeance?

  • 6sek

    July 4th, 2019 - 12:35pm

    Pre ordered it from hmv

  • The Flying Shark

    July 4th, 2019 - 11:16am

    This looks beautiful! Was sort of hoping they’d change the picture of the Doctor, since it’s a little over used, but I’m still buying it!

    • Anonymous

      July 5th, 2019 - 6:59am

      I like it better on the series 3 steelbook myself.

  • Kieran

    July 4th, 2019 - 10:41am

    Death and the Queen is a tremendous story. I thoroughly enjoyed this beautiful character driven adventure. It’s in my opinion the best story from the Tenth Doctor Adventures so far. Death and the Queen is a story that deserved to get the vinyl treatmeant. I am really looking forward to see how the clear vinyl variant turns out!


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