David Tennant is returning as the Tenth Doctor alongside Catherine Tate as his companion Donna Noble in three Doctor Who Audio Dramas!
‘I still remember the sense of joy I had when I heard that David had been asked to play the Doctor,’ says Big Finish executive producer Jason Haigh-Ellery. ‘We were all so pleased for him — as we knew how much Doctor Who meant to him. And now David comes full circle, back doing Doctor Who with Big Finish — except that this time he’s playing the Doctor! It’s the same but different — it’s wonderful to have him back!‘
Before playing the Doctor, Tennant had played several roles in various Big Finish Audios. He first appeared as Feldwebel Kurtz in Colditz, opposite Sylvester McCoy and Sophie Aldred. Then he played Daft Jamie in Medicinal Purposes, with Colin Baker and Maggie Stables. He also played Colonel Brimmicombe-Wood, alongside Nicholas Courtey’s Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart in a series of UNIT stories, and Galanar in the Dalek Empire series.
‘I’ve enjoyed working with all the Doctors on TV, but David is the only one I’d known before he became the Doctor,‘ says executive producer Nicholas Briggs. ‘I’d worked with him on our Dalek Empire series for Big Finish and had such fun. So along with the excitement of directing new Tenth Doctor adventures, I’m so happy to be working with an old chum again.’
‘This is one of those dream projects where I’ve spent months pinching myself. I’m covered in bruises,’ says producer David Richardson. ‘With two major international stars in place, and the legacy of this era of the TV show to live up to, we’ve worked our socks off to try and make some very special stories for this box set. Expect adventure, fun, scares… and some tears too.‘
And as an extra special treat – here’s an exclusive video with David and Catherine!
Doctor Who – The Tenth Doctor Adventures will be released in May 2016 – exclusively on the Big Finish website. Each of the three titles are available to pre-order separately today on CD or to download, separately or as a bundle of all three titles. The series will also be available in a special edition collector’s set, Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Adventures Volume 1 – Limited Edition set, with tons of extras. (And since it’s called volume one, we certainly hope that means volume 2 is not far behind!)
The series opens with Doctor Who – The Tenth Doctor Adventures: Technophobia by Matt Fitton, which is set in a London slightly in the future, where mankind is gradually losing its ability to use everyday technology. Could there be an evil force at work?
In Doctor Who – The Tenth Doctor Adventures: Time Reaver by Jenny T Colgan the Doctor and Donna arrive on Calibris – ‘An entirely mechanical planet. Catch, hitch, fuel, fix, buy, pretty much any kind of transportation in existence.’ It’s also a world full of scoundrels, where a deadly black market has opened up in a device known only as the Time Reaver.
Finally, in Doctor Who – The Tenth Doctor Adventures: Death and the Queen by James Goss, Donna is swept along in a fairytale romance and meets the man of her dreams in the beautiful land of Goritania. What can possibly go wrong? And why has the Doctor never heard of Goritania?
Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Adventures is produced by David Richardson, script edited by Matt Fitton and James Goss and directed by Nicholas Briggs.
All three stories are also available in the Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Adventures Volume 1 – Limited Edition set. Limited to just 5,000 copies and available exclusively from bigfinish.com, and the lavish book-sized box set includes exclusive artwork, photography, articles and a one-hour documentary featuring interviews with the stars and production team.